GOODLAND, Kan. (KAKE) - Linkon Cure, a tight end from Goodland High School, announced Monday that he will continue his football future at Kansas State University.

He becomes the highest ranked recruit not only for coach Chris Klieman, but in the modern recruiting ranking era to pick the Wildcats.

Cure picked Kansas State over in-state rival Kansas, Oregon, and Texas A&M.

Cure is among the best players nationwide for the class of 2025, currently sitting as the number 26 overall player according to 24/7 Sports and a five star prospect. That places him among the the highest ranked players in the state since 24/7 began tracking prospects in the year 2000.

As a junior with the Goodland Cowboys, Cure was named all-state for Class 3A after catching 42 passes 946 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 2023--his first full time season playing tight end.

His athletic ability spreads across three sports, the 6'6" Cure has twice been a 3A state track and field champion in the 300m hurdles, also winning the 110m hurdles as a junior. His talent spread to the basketball court as well where he helped guide the Cowboys to a state championship appearance this past March.