JUCO tackle enjoys visit to Kansas

During his Monday press conference, Kansas head coach Charlie Weis explained there did not exist an area of the team in which he needed to find help – and that includes offensive line. Early this week, the Jayhawks hosted Carlos Lozano of East Los Angeles College, in an effort to help shore up the trenches.

During his Monday press conference, Kansas head coach Charlie Weis was asked which areas, specifically, he was looking to address in recruiting.

Essentially, the answer amounted to...well...all of them.

"Look, we could use help everywhere," Weis said. "There isn't one position on our team that I can sit there and say, 'Hey, we don't need help there.' That's a fallacy."

That includes the offensive line. With seniors Jeremiah Hatch and Jeff Spikes departing due to graduation, Weis and his staff have hit the recruiting trail in search of immediate help in the trenches - and one of their top targets is a veritable mountain of a man.

Carlos Lozano, a 6-foot-7, 375-pound offensive lineman from East Los Angeles College, visited the Lawrence, Kan. campus officially early this week, and left impressed by what he discovered.

Accompanied by host Trevor Marrongelli, Lozano attended Monday night's nationally-televised basketball game between the Jayhawks and the Baylor Bears, toured the facilities and met with the coaching staff.

"The facilities are the best ones I've seen so far to this day," Lozano said. "Of all the trips I've taken, these are the best. They have everything you need."

Of the coaching staff, the big tackle liked their honest, vision for the program and no-nonsense attitude.

They were all business, he said, and that's what it's about. It's a big reason why Lozano believes Weis is going to be successful in turning the Kansas program around.

"At the same time, they're going to take care of you," he said. "And love you and let you know you're a part of their family."

This weekend, Lozano will take a visit to Washington State. Two more schools are working to get into the mix as well - Arkansas and Florida International. FIU has extended an offer, and the Razorbacks let Lozano know they want one more lineman in the Class of 2012.

He expects to visit one of those programs During the weekend of the 27th, and then make a decision.

"Right when I get back, I'll know," Lozano said.


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