Five-star 2013 PG picks up Kansas offer

With one top-flight point guard in the fold from the Class of 2013, the Kansas coaching staff is still hard at work on the recruiting trail in their efforts to land another – and Tyler Ennis certainly fits the bill.

A 6-foot-2, 175-pound floor general from Newark (NJ) St. Benedict Prep, Ennis first began corresponding with Kansas staff in the late summer, particularly assistant coach Joe Dooley.

"He let me know that he was going to come up to one of my open gyms once school started," Ennis said.

Late last week Dooley made good on his word, making his way to the Garden State to take in an open gym for prospects at St. Benedict's. Shortly thereafter, Ennis was informed by his head coach - Mark Taylor - that the Jayhawks had extended a scholarship offer.

The offer was a slight surprise - though obviously a pleasant one.

"I know they have a real good history," Ennis said. "With that they have a real good fanbase. They have a lot of people supporting them. They have a real good program and they're in a good conference."

In the weeks since Dooley first contacted him the two have developed a quality bond stemming from a common interest - the long-time Kansas assistant is himself an alumnus of St. Benedict's.

"He's real cool," Ennis said. "He went to St. Benedict like me, so he knows jersey and he knows all the stuff I'm going through at this school at and what it's all about."

The five-star point guard expects Dooley to make a return trip at some point in the near future, with Head Coach Bill Self in tow. He indicated a visit to the Lawrence, Kan. campus was a distinct possibility.

Currently, Ennis has just one visit lined up - to Georgetown for the program's Midnight Madness celebration in mid-October. He holds scholarship offers from the Hoyas and Jayhawks, as well as Iowa State, Louisville, Oregon State, Rice, Rutgers, Seton Hall and West Virginia, with heavy interest coming in from a flood of additional programs.


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