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Texas A&M, Mizzou lead chase for three-time All-Big 12 fullback Winston Dimel

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Any time you’ve got a chance to add a three-time All-Big 12 selection, it’s a good thing. So both Texas A&M and Missouri can celebrate the news that they’re in the running for a quality graduate transfer pickup.

Former Kansas State fullback Winston Dimel is planning to leave the Wildcats on a graduate transfer, announcing his decision Tuesday on Twitter:

As a graduate transfer, he would be eligible to play for his new school in 2018.

A 6-1, 235-pound fullback originally from Manhattan (Kan.) High, Winston Dimel was a powerful lead blocker for the Wildcats, earning first-team All-Big 12 honors in his freshman and sophomore years and placing on the second team in 2017.

He’s also shown the power to score from short yardage. In his three seasons, Dimel has rushed 77 times for 241 yards and a remarkable 22 touchdowns, while also catching 22 passes for three touchdowns out of the backfield.

The good news for A&M and Mizzou: Both of them are among his finalists, as reported by Kellen Robinette of the Wichita Eagle.

The prospect of landing Winston Dimel must be particularly appealing for new Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher, who achieved excellent results with a similarly-built running back in Jacob Hester during his days as offensive coordinator of LSU. Dimel could provide a more bruising complement to 5-9, 200-pound featured halfback Trayveon Williams, who is set to return to College Station after gaining 798 yards as a sophomore in 2017.

Other possibilities for Dimel include Wisconsin and UTEP, where his father, Dana, was named head coach in December.

RELATED: One prospect on each side of the ball Jimbo Fisher would love to add to 2018 recruiting class.

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