Kansas in-home with Ellis a success

The September contact period opened Friday, and the Kansas Jayhawks didn't have to travel far for their first in-home visit.

Head Coach Bill Self and assistant coach Danny Manning headed to the home of Wichita (KS) Heights star Perry Ellis, where they spent more than two hours visiting with the elite combo forward and his family.

Ellis is already well familiar with the Kansas program and what they have to offer, as he has long been arguably the top target of the coaching staff in the Class of 2012.

In a recent interview with The Wichita Eagle, Fonda Ellis - Perry's mother - said the in-homes were an opportunity for each program to show what unique attributes they have to offer.

In the case of Kansas, two of the most appealing come in the form of two of the program's most successful big men.

"They have Danny Manning," Fonda Ellis said, simply. "That is unique. And they also have Wayne Simien."

One of the topics discussed was the date of an official visit to the Lawrence, Kan. campus, and while a couple of potential candidates were tossed around, nothing was written in stone.

"It was discussed but not confirmed," Fonda Ellis explained. "They would like us to attend the Legends weekend (Sept. 24) and the Late Night weekend (Oct. 14). But nothing was decided yet."

Next up for Ellis, in-home visits slated with Kansas State and Wichita State - Sept. 12 and 13 respectively. A visit has yet to be scheduled with his last finalist, Kentucky.

For the Jayhawks, they'll head to Las Vegas next week to meet with Scout.com's No. 1-ranked player in the Class of 2012, Shabazz Muhammad on Sept. 14.

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