A 6-foot-6, 300-pound "pancake machine" - in the words of Scout.com national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu - Head Coach Charlie Weis and the Jayhawks offered Bloomfield in February, making them the first Division One program to do so.
In the weeks that followed, the big tackle developed a strong relationship with Weis and offensive line coach Tim Grunhard and learned more about Kansas football. Then, in early April, he visited the campus and left impressed.
They were focused on the same values he was, Bloomfield explained, namely winning on the football field, winning in the classroom and winning in the community.
"It's a great fit for me, because that's exactly what I'm focused on as well," he said.
As to Grunhard, Bloomfield said they stay in touch frequently.
"He's one of the highest quality offensive line coaches in the nation, and one of the highest quality people I know," Bloomfield said. "He's very honest and he's a real genuine guy, from a real genuine family. You can tell he cares a lot about each one of his players."
He spoke highly of Weis as well, and appreciated the faith the first-year Kansas head coach showed in him by offering early in the process.
"I was impressed with the core values, the family atmosphere and the support structure that Coach Weis spoke to me about," Bloomfield said.
Of course, the Jayhawks aren't the only program to have offered. Colorado, Eastern Michigan and Wyoming have done so as well, and a sizable number of programs are showing major interest; included among them are Miami, South Florida, Wisconsin, Oregon, Ohio State, Northwestern, Duke and Cornell.
Bloomfield is interested in making a return trip to Kansas this summer, and attending a few camps, but hasn't nailed down dates yet. However, he does know one thing about the recruiting process.
"Definitely before my senior year begins in August," he said, when asked about a timetable for a decision. "Because it will allow me to 100-percent focus on my academics and my 2012 football season."
Check back for more on the recruitment of the three-star offensive lineman as it develops.