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Five important things K-State football coach Chris Klieman said on signing day

Chris Klieman’s inaugural football recruiting class at Kansas State features 23 players from 12 different states. He added 16 of them to roster last month and signed seven more on Wednesday.

The class ranks 65th nationally and eighth in the Big 12, according to Rivals.

He didn’t have much time to recruit after being hired in December and splitting time between K-State and North Dakota State as he guided his old team to a FCS national championship, but he managed to address roster needs and sign a few potential future difference-makers.

Here are the five most important things he had to say during his signing day news conference Wednesday:

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Steal of the class

Klieman has high expectations for some of his recruits, and he doesn’t care who knows it.