Labette County’s Dean Visits K-State

Labette County High School has not had an overall winning record since 2004.

To put that into perspective, Junior Quarterback, Easton Dean was living large at just 3 years old.

This year the Grizzlies have easily clinched a winning record, currently sitting at 7-1 overall.

A lot of their success has been in part to a solid defense, an established running game, and the efficiency of Dean.

Through eight games Dean has thrown 89 completions on 141 attempts for an impressive 63% completion rate.

Those passes have gone for over 1600 yards (over 18 yards per completion) with 21 touchdowns to just three interceptions.

Dean has also rushed for 400 yards on 81 carries for 8 touchdowns.

 

This past weekend, Easton took an unofficial visit to K-State. I was able to get into contact with him and ask a few questions.

 

Q1: What stood out most to you on your visit?

Answer: “The atmosphere stood out the most.

It was crazy and wild and there were just so many fans that were there in full force.”

Q2: What was your favorite part of the visit?

Answer: “My favorite part was going through the locker room and weight room,

and just touring the building and just witnessing what the players have to do.”

Q3: Have you received interest from any other schools, and do you have any personal interest in any other schools.

Answer: “No other schools have shown interest, but one other school that stands out would be Oklahoma State.

I like the coaches there and the offense they run.

I also like the way that they run their program.”

Q4: Would you rather play your college ball in state or out of state?

Answer: “To me, it really doesn’t matter if it is in state or out of state.”

 

I also spoke with Coach Price about Easton and this is what he had to say:

“Easton is a humble young man, great student in the classroom and leader on the field.

I expect him to only get better as he gets more reps, he’s an untapped talent right now.

He could be a great QB at the next level but is athletic enough to play a Wide Receiver too.

His desire to learn is exciting!

He’s very mature for his age and really wants to get better.

The most challenging part of coaching him would be looking up at him! (Dean stands at 6’7″)

But really, it’s been fun coaching him, no real challenges, he can pass or run which opens up our offense.”

 

Look for more recruiting activity to surround Dean in the future as he is still only a Junior and is still in his first year as starter.

Coming up this week will be a Week 9 district finale against an athletic Coffeyville squad that is sitting at 4-4 on the season.

The Golden Nadoes are coming off of a 60-0 romping of Indy and will be coming in with some momentum.

Labette has already clinched a playoff birth and looks to have a favorable match-up coming their way.

They would play either, Fort Scott (whom they have already beaten this year), Paola, or Louisburg.

Whom have each lost to Fort Scott this season.

It is all speculation to this point, but if things roll their way Labette County could get their first playoff victory in 17 years.