Cozart takes in Kansas spring game

There were a plethora of recruits in Lawrence, Kan. on Saturday afternoon, dotting the sideline at Memorial Stadium, but only a select few could call themselves signees or commits. Montell Cozart holds that distinction. A junior quarterback from Roeland Park (KS) Bishop Miege, Cozart shared his thoughts on the spring game with

Prior to the game, Montell Cozart met with Kansas head coach Charlie Weis, who told the 6-foot-3, 190-pound quarterback to keep a close eye on the Blue Team - the one featuring quarterbacks Dayne Crist and Jake Heaps - as they would be running an offense more closely resembling that which the Jayhawks would employ during the fall.

"I could see myself sitting there in that kind of offense," Cozart said. "They have some trickery plays in the bag. I was evaluating the fan base that came out, and it was pretty packed for a spring game, which is great because of the environment."

"The players, they were out there doing their thing, having fun," he added. "It was a great experience."

With spring recruiting now well underway, Cozart is learning an important truth - that recruiting never stops until the ink is dry on a National Letter of Intent.

Weis told him this would happen, he said, and just told him to say 'thanks, but no thanks' because of his commitment to KU. Cozart is indeed firmly committed to the Jayhawks, but he does want to keep an eye on their progress.

"It's always going to be in the back of my mind," he said. "KU won two games last year, but they won the Orange Bowl four years ago. So I know they've got the will to do it. I'm just going to continue to evaluate this fall, see what's coming up for them and see how well they do."

"I feel comfortable up at KU," Cozart added. "It's always great to get around Coach (Tim) Grunhard, and the relationship I'm building with Coach Weis is also going pretty well."

Last weekend, the athletic signal-caller took part in the Blue-Grey regional combine held at Missouri Western University in St. Joseph, Mo. He performed well in individual passing drills and posted impressive athletic numbers - clocking a 4.51-second 40-yard dash and a 4.21-second shuttle time.

This weekend, Cozart will travel to Columbus, Ohio to participate in an Elite 11 regional camp.

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