July 20, 2007
Prince must get help from Alesana
Kansas State coach Ron Prince brought in junior college offensive linemen Alesana Alesana to fill a void at left tackle. The City College of San Francisco product stepped into that role immediately this spring, and it will be up to him to protect quarterback Josh Freeman's blind side this fall.
Few positions on a football team carry more importance than the left tackle spot, which is why a player who's never played a down at K-State cracks the Top 5 in our list of key Wildcats for 2007.
"We wanted to have some older kids, some veteran kids who had played against higher-level opponents. We have a very young quarterback, and he got a year, half a year, under his belt, and we wanted to have some veteran guys to protect him," Prince said.
Prince was discussing Alesana as well as fellow offensive line transfers Ben Liu and Eldridge Sims, but it's Alesana in particular who will be in the spotlight when the Wildcats open the season at Auburn.
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