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Sams is a big loss for the Wildcats.
After finishing 2013 with wins in six out of its last seven games, Kansas State is expected to be a top-25 program in 2014. However, the Wildcats suffered a setback on offense this week, as GoPowercat.com has reported receiver Daniel Sams has decided to transfer.
Sams competed with Jake Waters for the starting quarterback spot last season and finished 2013 with 452 passing yards and four touchdowns last season, while rushing for 807 yards and 11 scores.
With Jake Waters entrenched as the starting quarterback, Sams was expected to move to receiver in 2014.
It’s uncertain if Sams will transfer to a FCS school and play immediately or sit out 2014 and return at a BCS program in 2015.
Losing Sams is a setback for the Wildcats, but the receiving corps still has options. Receiver Tyler Lockett is one of the best in the nation, and junior college recruit Andre Davis is expected to contribute immediately.
Sams’ departure could play a bigger role on Kansas State’s 2015 quarterback plans, as Waters is in the final year of his eligibility, and the backup situation heading into 2014 is uncertain.