A childhood dream come true as Cody Stufflebean of McPherson High School announced via Twitter that he has committed to play football at Kansas State University.

Here's what Stufflebean wrote on his Twitter page:

"First, I would like to thank all of the coaches that have spent their time recruiting. Also, my current coaches for pushing me and making me the best person I can be on and off the field. Lastly, I would like to thank my family for helping me through this process. After much thought and consideration, I have decided to continue my athletic and academic career at Kansas State University."

Stufflebean grew up a Kansas State fan and was excited when he finally received an official offer by the Wildcats.

“It’s great. I have been talking to Taylor (Braet). He’s their head recruiter there. I’ve been talking to him a lot,” Stufflebean said. “I’m pretty excited. Got to see my mom and dad— they’re both happy about it.”

Stufflebean led the defense with 33 total tackles (13.0 tackles-for-loss) and seven sacks. Stufflebean also saw playing time at tight end, mainly for blocking purposes. Arguably, his best game was in the Class 4A State Semifinals when he recorded three sacks and 1.5 tackles in a 15-14 loss against Goddard High School. He is rated as a three-star according to both 24/7 sports.com and Rivals.com

Stufflebean also considered Toledo, Kent State, Air Force, Army, Ohio, South Dakota State, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, and Colorado.

McPherson’s home opener will be on Sept. 6. against Salina South High School at 7 p.m.

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