Jayhawks in pursuit of Ennis

The Kansas Jayhawks already have one top-flight guard committed in the Class of 2013, in Wichita (KS) North product Conner Frankamp. But that hasn't stopped Head Coach Bill Self and his staff from recruiting other elite talents to join him in their backcourt of the future - talents such as Newark (N.J.) St. Benedict Prep guard Tyler Ennis.

In Wichita (KS) North star Conner Frankamp, the Kansas Jayhawks already have one top-flight point guard committed from the Class of 2013.

That hasn't stopped Head Coach Bill Self and his staff from looking for another to join him, however, as part of the Jayhawks' backcourt of the future. And one prospect upon whom they're keeping a close eye is Newark (N.J.) St. Benedict Prep product Tyler Ennis.

Kansas offered the 6-foot-2, 175-pound floor general in mid-September, after assistant coach Joe Dooley - himself a St. Benedict alumnus - caught him in action during one of the school's open gym sessions.

He wasn't the only Kansas staffer to make an early-fall trip to the Garden State, either.

"A couple of weeks after that, Coach Self actually came out," Ennis said.

Since then, the five-star prospect has remained in contact with the Jayhawks, usually with Dooley.

"Kansas is a really good school and they have a really good history," Ennis said. "They win a lot, and it's a really good school."

During the weekend of Oct. 14, he took an unofficial visit to Syracuse for the program's Midnight Madness festivities, along with his father and St. Benedict teammate, freshman Isaiah Briscoe.

The trip was a hit, but with the start of the season looming - he and his teammates begin an exhibition tour of Canada on Friday - Ennis currently has no additional visits scheduled.

However, he hopes to have the chance to make visits to - and take in games at - a number of the schools recruiting him once the college season is in full swing – and Kansas is one possible destination.

"They're a real good school to be looked at by," Ennis said. "So I'll definitely look in to that."

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