K-State football lands Elijah Lee, adds Central Arkansas to 2017 schedule

Two interesting Kansas State football stories to pass along this afternoon:

– Elijah Lee, a hybrid defensive end with the ability to shift to outside linebacker, of Blue Springs has committed to the Wildcats.

Lee made 72 tackles and 15.5 sacks as a junior and won the Buck Buchanan Award, given to the top lineman or linebacker in the Kansas City area. He will join teammate Dalvin Warmack, a running back who committed to K-State last month.

– Central Arkansas will play a football game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in 2017.

Central Arkansas athletic director Dr. Brad Teague told the Log Cabin Democrat that K-State will pay $400,000 for the game. Central Arkansas went 9-3 last season, losing its opener at Mississippi 49-27 before rallying to make the Football Bowl Championship Subdivision playoffs.