Last year, Berkeley Prep all-purpose dynamo Joshua Youngblood decided to go to Kansas State. As a freshman, Youngblood led the nation with three kickoff returns for touchdowns and was named an All-American by several publications.
On Friday, the Wildcats gained another scoring threat from Berkeley Prep with the commitment of receiver RJ Garcia II.
The senior announced his college decision on Twitter.
Garcia II picked Kansas State over offers from 18 other schools, including Bowling Green, Rutgers and Western Michigan.
“The coaching staff really made me feel like their program was a big family, and I wanted to be a part of the culture they are trying to build,” Garcia said of the Wildcats.
Last season, Garcia II developed into a consistent receiving threat. He had 20 catches for 516 yards and six touchdowns. He also averaged nearly 30 yards per kickoff return.
Reuniting with Youngblood was not the biggest factor in Garcia II’s decision but it did play a role.
“I mean it definitely helps to know one of my good friends is there and doing well,” Garcia II said of Youngblood.
Youngblood was thrilled with the choice.