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Penn State Football's Juco QB Recruit is All A-Twitter About Kansas State

by on December 10, 2012 12:00 AM

Jake Waters appears to be all a-Twitter about Kansas State.

Waters, a prolific junior college quarterback targeted by Penn State coach Bill O’Brien, twice Tweeted over the weekend about his affinity for the KState Wildcats.

Waters, Tweeting under his moniker, had plenty to say in 140 characters about his time spent in Manhattan, Kan. First, late Saturday night he Tweeted the following:

"I love sooo much!!! She's the best girl in the world and she's pretty convincing when she tells me to come to kstate

Then, on Sunday afternoon he added:

“Had a good weekend at K-State! Now the hard part comes …Making a decision!!!”

On Saturday night, Waters took a personal telephone call from senior Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, who was in New York City, just minutes after Johnny Manziel was announced as the winner of the 2012 Heisman Trophy and Klein was named the third-place finisher.

Among Waters’ followers on Twitter are Penn State cornerback Da’Quan Davis and standout Nittany Lion freshman tight end Kyle Carter. Adam Breneman, a senior tight end from Cedar Cliff (Pa.) High School who has verbally committed to Penn State, also follows Waters. Like Carter, Breneman is a potential passing target if Waters decides to enroll at Penn State.

Waters, a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound quarterback who played at Iowa Western Community College. In 12 games this season, he completed 244 passes in 333 attempts (73.3 percent) for 3,501 yards – 292 yards a game – with 39 touchdown passes and three interceptions, according to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference website.

“It’s pretty much K-State and Penn State right now,” Jared Shanker of reported Waters as saying. Waters visited Penn State in November.

Freshman Steven Bench, who saw action in two games for Penn State in 2012, is Penn State’s only returning quarterback after the graduation of Matt McGloin. Christian Hackenberg, ESPN’s No. 1-rated prep quarterback, played last season for Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy and is expected to officially sign with Penn State on National Letter of Intent Day on Feb. 6, 2013.

That’s 57 days from now. Maybe for a certain QB from Iowa, by that point a love of KState will be waters under the bridge.

Related Story:

Steven Bench: At Quarterback, No. 12 is the Loneliest Number, Nov. 30, 2012

Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979. He is a senior lecturer in Penn State's College of Communications and teaches a pair of classes in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism: “Sports Writing” and “Introduction to the Sports Industry.” He created and taught for several years the Center’s course on “Joe Paterno, Communications and The Media.” Follow him on Twitter at His views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Penn State University.
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