Kansas first began recruiting Sam Coverdale approximately three weeks ago when offensive line coach Tim Grunhard reached out to the 6-foot-7, 280-pound junior from Chagrin Falls (OH) Kenston High on Facebook. The relationship built from there.
"Really from the first phone call, he said I was a scholarship player and it was just a matter of time before Coach Weis gave me a call," Coverdale said.
Wednesday, Head Coach Charlie Weis made that phone call, scholarship offer in hand, so to speak.
"They're ready to turn over a new leaf and get things back to where they were four years ago," he said.
Currently, Coverdale holds offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Harvard, Northwestern, Virginia, Yale and others. An academic heavyweight, his education is as important to him as his football future - probably more so.
"At the end of the day, the plaque that's up on the wall and the job you get is more important than the helmet on the wall," he said.
Now that Kansas has offered, he plans to do his due diligence in researching the school and the program. A summer visit to the Lawrence, Kan. campus is a possibility.