After Kansas Trip, Hyman Nearing Choice

Receiver Ishmael Hyman of St. John Vianney (Holmdel, N.J.) made an official visit to Kansas, where he was hosted by another Jersey product. Hyman spoke to FOXSportsNEXT about his trip, and how close he is to making a decision.

St. John Vianney (Holmdel, N.J.) receiver Ishmael Hyman should know in the next 24 hours whether his recruitment is winding to an end, or if it will extend into January.

The 6-foot, 170-pounder is fresh off an official visit to Kansas, and will speak with Purdue's coaches today about an official visit.

"If I don't visit Purdue, then I'm going to deal with the pros and cons between Kansas and Old Dominion," Hyman said.

And that could mean a decision is coming soon.

Hyman also has a point of reference for Old Dominion and Kansas, which he views in a much different light after spending two days on campus. He also received some heady direction from Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis.

"He told me when I get home to think of a reason why I wouldn't want to come here," Hyman said. "He said, ‘If there are reasons you wouldn't want to go, then it's not for you. If there are no reasons, then it's for you.' I haven't really thought about it like that."

Hyman made the visit with his mother, and the two arrived on campus Friday morning.

"We went to the football building and got a tour and I met all of the coaches and we ate," Hyman said. "I went back to the hotel to rest and then I went to the team banquet, which was really good. You wouldn't even know they went 1-and-whatever. It was fun and everyone was laughing. They made it good."

On Saturday, Hyman had a brief meeting with Weis, which was an extension of an in-home visit Weis made earlier in the month.

"I had all my questions answered then," Hyman said. "We talked for a little and then after I met with him, there was a meeting with all the recruits and the commitments. They said what they're all about at Kansas, and then they talked about academics, which are really good, really top notch. Their facilities are really nice."

The recruits then watched the Jayhawks play Colorado in basketball.

"That was one of the highlights of the visit," he said. "It's crazy in there. It gave me the chills seeing how much school spirit Kansas has. They're fans are absolutely nuts. There was not one seat in that basketball arena that was empty. It was packed. It was fun to watch all the coaches. I could chill and be comfortable around them."

Having former Piscataway (N.J.) High standout Tevin Shaw host Hyman was also a smart tactical move.

"He told me how they need receivers and there are two spots open," Hyman said. "He said he liked it there. He said at first he thought like I thought, that it's Kansas, but once he was there he fell in love with it."


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