Long road trip for Kansas lineman

The Wildcats have gone to Kansas to find Junior College talent, but may be looking towards the prep scene for an offensive lineman. Olathe's Todd Haselhorst has attracted the interest of the Wildcats and will give them a look.

The Insiders consider Todd Haselhorst the second best offensive lineman in the state of Kansas, and one of the top five overall prospects in the state. He has been praised for his good work ethic, and excels in both pass and run blocking.

Haselhorst knew he would not be attending any team camps this summer. He had to have surgery to have his tonsils removed.

"I had them removed last week," Todd said. "They are doing better as I no longer have to keep taking the painkillers."

In the meantime, Todd has still added some new offers to his list and also planned a big summer trip.

"Arizona and Michigan State recently offered me," Todd said. "Tulsa also informed my coach they would have an offer on the way. I plan to take a trip from Arizona all the way to LSU, and I will stop at some schools in between as well."

So are there any schools that have yet to offer which would be high on Todd's list?

"I really like Oklahoma, but I'm not sure if they plan to offer or not. LSU has been showing a lot of interest, too, and I will give them a strong look."

The Cats have had mixed success in the Kansas JC ranks, but have rarely received attention from high schoolers in the area. Having coaches like Jay Boulware and Mike Deal on the staff has helped open up this new territory. Boulware has recruited the Kansas JC's, getting commitments from David Sharp and Ray Gurley, among others. Deal was a coach in the Big 12, most importantly the offensive coordinator at Kansas State. Josh Clark covers football recruiting for The Insiders. Read all his stories at www.recruiting.theinsiders.com.

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