Rosser, Clarksville off to hot start

Continuing his dedication to recruiting speed, Kansas head coach Turner Gill is following up an excellent Class of 2011 with a great start in 2012.

Continuing his dedication to recruiting speed, Kansas head coach Turner Gill is following up an excellent Class of 2011 with a great start in 2012.

The latest prospect to commit to the Jayhawks this year - and the eighth prospect overall - H.B. Rosser is what one might define as a hidden gem. At 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds, he makes an impact for Clarksville (TX) High School on both sides of the ball - serving as the quarterback on offense and pulling double-duty at safety and corner with the defense.

With offers from Arkansas and the University of Texas - San Antonio on the table, Rosser committed to Kansas in early September.

"J.B. Grimes was his lead recruiter," said Clarksville head coach Dewaski Davis, referring to the Kansas offensive line coach. "They showed more interest than the rest. He's gotten a lot of interest here lately, and they were more serious from the start."

"They're getting a pretty good athlete," he added, of his senior star. "He's a well-rounded young man and a very explosive young man."

Clarksville is off to a hot start in 2011, owning a 3-1 record. Offensively, he's thrown for more than 550 yards, six touchdowns and just one interception, in addition to averaging 5.06 yards per carry on the ground.

It is anticipated that he will play defense at the collegiate level - likely as a cornerback - and in that realm he is shining during his final season as a prep athlete. Averaging 10 tackles a game, he recorded a season high 16 - including 12 solos - in Friday's 16-21 loss to Omaha (TX) Pewitt High.

With interest in the explosive Texan still coming strong, Davis believes Rosser is fully-committed to Kansas.

"I think he is," Davis said. "He waited a while before he actually decided, so I think he's pretty committed."


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