Kansas working to make up ground with Ibeh

The name of Prince Ibeh is one that has popped more prominently on the Kansas radar since the summer's end, and earlier this month a trio of Jayhawks coaches visited Garland (TX) Naaman Forest High School to check in on the 7-foot center.

"They stopped by Sept. 12," said Naaman Forest head basketball coach Jeff Clarkson. "Coach (Bill) Self, Coach (Danny) Manning and Coach (Joe) Dooley."

According to Clarkson, Manning has been the lead recruiter with the four-star prospect - Scout.com's No. 15-ranked center in the Class of 2012 - as the Jayhawks attempt to make up ground on a trio of schools.

Ibeh has already visited both Texas and Texas A&M officially, and will make a trip to Vanderbilt the weekend of Sept. 30. A visit to Kansas has been discussed for Oct. 14-16, which would place the athletic shot-blocker in Lawrence, Kan. for the season-opening festivities of "Late Night in the Phog."

"Haven't confirmed a trip to Kansas, but it is a possibility," Clarkson said. "The other schools have a leg up since they have been involved since Day One. Should know by the end of the week whether or not he will take a visit to Kansas."

Ibeh is expected to sign during the November early signing period, and Clarkson believes he will try to make a decision sometime in the next two to three weeks.

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