Chanute’s Bowman signs to K-State football
Ty Bowman will join Chris Klieman and the Wildcats next season.
CHANUTE, Kan. – Chanute High School senior Ty Bowman signed on Wednesday to join Chris Klieman and the Kansas State Wildcats football program next season.
“I am beyond blessed and thrilled to have this opportunity,” Bowman says, “To be able to join a program like Kansas State is amazing.”
Bowman was considering a few other schools, including Pittsburg State, but says the people at KSU were what made him feel like Manhattan was the right place to be.
“The people set Kansas State apart from the other schools,” Bowman adds, “All of the coaches and players are genuinely good people that truly care about my future and my goals. Most teams preach morals like family, but Kansas State truly practices it. I thought it would ultimately be crazy not to take the opportunity to play at a Division I school with a coach like coach Klieman.”
Bowman says he has been recruited as an athlete, meaning he could play multiple positions. However, he will likely begin at the receiver position for the Wildcats.
In his senior season at Chanute, Bowman threw for 1,289 yards and 17 touchdowns, while rushing for 890 yards and 13 more scores. He has been selected to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl this summer.
Making the jump from southeast Kansas to the Big 12 can be intimidating, but Bowman is ready for the challenge.
“There are definitely going to be nerves,” he says of making the jump to Division I football, “But coach Klieman told me not to hold back when I get there. He told me to just play like I know I can, and I won’t have a problem fitting in.”
His role for the Wildcats is unclear right now, but Bowman knows what he wants out of his time at Kansas State
“My first year, I just want to find playing time on the field. It doesn’t matter to me if that is starting wide receiver or if I am on special teams somewhere. I just want to contribute to my team somehow in my first season. My ultimate dream for my career is to leave a legacy for future walk-ons. I not only want to find time on the field, I want to thrive on the field so other walk-ons know that if you put the work in, anything is possible.”