Will Swanson

Will Swanson burst on the scene this summer after standout performances at several camps.

Papillion-La Vista South tight end Will Swanson announced his commitment to Kansas State on Thursday.

Swanson received his scholarship offer from the Wildcats on June 2 after performing well at a camp there. It came during a busy stretch in which he received seven offers in 36 hours.

But despite all that attention, Swanson couldn’t shake the idea of playing at Kansas State.

“All around it was amazing,” Swanson told The World-Herald. “The coaches are awesome and the kind of people I want to be around. The facilities were amazing. Just walking around the campus made me feel at home.”

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound recruit in the 2020 class also held Division I scholarship offers from Kent State, Wyoming, Missouri State, South Dakota State and Southeast Missouri State.

But Swanson said “it wasn’t really a hard decision” to pick the Wildcats.

“I am 100 percent going to K-State,” Swanson said. “I am not attending any more camps this summer.”

Swanson is the fourth recruit in the state to commit to a Division I football program and the second to choose one from a Power Five conference.

“I can now stop worrying about recruiting and focus on my high school team and making myself better,” Swanson said.

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