Jayhawks Set Sights On Koehler

With the Kansas Jayhawks landing a commitment from Honolulu, HI (St. Louis School) linebacker Colton Goeas (6-2 240) on Thursday, attention shifts to his teammate and best friend, offensive lineman Reeve Koehler (6-3 330).

With the Kansas Jayhawks landing a commitment from Honolulu, HI (St. Louis School) linebacker Colton Goeas (6-2 240) on Thursday, attention shifts to his teammate and best friend, offensive lineman Reeve Koehler (6-3 330).

In San Antonio, for Saturday's U.S. Army All American Game, Kohler is expected to pick his school and for the Jayhawks, landing the big lineman from the big island.

As expected, Kansas and coach Charlie Weis have significant and quality competition for Koehler.

"It's really difficult between Tennessee, Kansas, Arkansas and Cal-Berkley. But my family will be with me to help me decide where I'm going," Koehler said.

Each of the four schools have qualities that Koehler likes as he nears his decision.

On Tennessee:

"The people, the area and it was all beautiful."

On Kansas:

"Lawrence, Kan. to me, it was just a pretty shocking factor that it wasn't like Manhattan, Kan. It was actually pretty nice. It felt pretty close to home."

On Cal:

"Straight up, it's the education I would get from [the school]."

On Arkansas:

"It's the [relationship] with Coach Pen (Charlie Partridge) and Coach (Jim) Chaney over there."

With the list of schools, the objective is clear when it comes to picking one.

"It has to be a pro-style offense. It has to have a good tutoring system in place. And the school has to have journalism and communications as a major," Koehler said.

Overall, the schools seem to be in a deadlock, but make no mistake a decision is near.

"They're all pretty even right now. I haven't made my decision yet. My family just got in today, so I'm going to go talk to them after this," Koehler said.

As for the Jayhawks, fans can feel confident about where they stand mainly because of the impression they have made through the recruitment process, led by tight ends cocah and lead recruiter Jeff Blasko and head coach Charlie Weis who has been heavily involved as well. The two coaches made a big impression on Koehler.

"I was shocked. When I first met him, it was over the phone. And I figured, OK, I'll probably talk to him once, then probably never again until my trip. He actually talks to me every time Coach Blasko talks to me. He's always talking to me," Koehler said of Weis.

When it comes to the message he's received from Weis, it has been consistent.

"He's just always saying that I need to be a Jayhawk," Koehler said.

The Jayhawks have high interest and they have let him know exactly what they like and are to the point.

"They like my feet and my aggression off the ball," Koehler said.

It's Kansas' hope that with the commitment of Goeas, his buddy won't be far behind on his way to Lawrence.


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