Cozart taking return trip to Kansas

Almost two weeks ago, Montell Cozart returned from Junior Day at the University of Kansas with a scholarship offer in hand - the first given to a local prospect in the Class of 2013. Saturday, he'll be back on campus in Lawrence, Kan. for his second unofficial visit this month.

The return trip materialized when he spoke with Kansas offensive line coach Tim Grunhard - who just a few months ago patrolled the sidelines of Roeland Park (KS) Bishop Miege as Cozart's head coach.

"I've been in touch with Coach Grunhard a lot," Montell Cozart said. "Two days after the visit, that Monday he called our head coach at the school and wanted to talk with him and review how the visit went, and how my parents felt about it."

He was interested in bringing his former QB in for another visit as soon as possible, and this weekend's Border War at Allen Fieldhouse provided the perfect backdrop.

"This weekend I know it's going to be crazy, so I'm really interested to see that," Cozart said. "It's also good to see how the other athletics do around the school and get the campus going."

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound quarterback just returned from a Junior Day trip to Nebraska, and had planned to take in the same event at Kansas State this weekend. Cozart said he may look to reschedule the try to Manhattan, Kan. during the spring.

As the Jayhawks were the first program to extend him an offer, he's understandably high on Head Coach Charlie Weis and Co.

"Like I said before, during the recruiting process I'll remember that KU is the first one there," he explained. "That's going to go a long way as this goes on."

"I feel if I did make a choice to go up there and follow my dream to play football, I'd feel at home with the coaching staff and also with my teammates," Cozart added.


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