John Holcombe II rose through the high school ranks to land at Kansas State as the No. 3 freshman quarterback.
Originally from Humble, Texas, Holcombe attended Summer Creek High School where played a role in helping the school advance to the area round of the 6A state playoffs, according to the university’s website. As a junior, he was named a second team all-district performer in 2016.
Towering at 6-foot-4 and 256 pounds, Holcombe has begun to prove his skills on the field and was rated the 13th-best dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2018 by 247Sports. He was ranked 28th by Rivals and 33rd by ESPN and is viewed as the fifth-best dual-threat quarterback in the state of Texas by Lone Star Prospects, according to the university’s website.
Holcombe’s high school accolades precede him and he was named the UIL District 21-6A Offensive MVP in 2017 after throwing for 2,369 yards and 22 touchdowns. He rushed for 551 yards and another nine scores during the senior season. Holcombe has also earned VYPE Magazine All-Houston honors. Football is in his blood as he is one of four children and has an older brother who plays tight-end for Prairie View A&M.