Parmalee takes unofficial to Kansas

Tre Parmalee has visited the University of Kansas unofficially before, but this weekend things were a little different. That's because the 5-foot-10, 170-pound athlete from Roeland Park (KS) Bishop Miege is the newest member of the flock, so to speak, having committed to Head Coach Charlie Weis and the Jayhawks last week.

With his decision made, he wanted to trip to the Lawrence, Kan. campus this weekend with one goal in mind:

Recruit.

"That's definitely the main reason I went up there," Parmalee said. "Just to meet the guys and get a connection with them, and get them to try and join us for something special that's about to happen."

Among the visitors on campus were prospects such as South Bend (IN) Washington star wide receiver Gehrig Dieter - with whom Parmalee is well familar - BYU quarterback Jake Heaps and USC wide receiver Brice Butler, both of whom are reportedly looking to transfer.

As the 2011 Otis Taylor Award winner, given annually to the top receiver in the Kansas City metropolitan area, Parmalee sees all the talent Weis is recruiting at receiver and is excited about what the future could hold.

"We need as much talent as we can get to get this thing turned around and get this where it needs to be," he said. "I know Coach Weis is doing his best and is already out there working hard to get the guys we need."

"It was real fun," Parmalee added, of the visit. "I had a good experience up there."

Parmalee plans to return to campus in an official capacity sometime in January, but as of yet has not nailed down a date.


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