As National Signing Day arrives, Kansas fans can be excited about Charlie Weis' class in 2013. Coming off a 1-11 2012, the goal is to erase that from memory and the staff believes this class has what it takes to make an instant impact, as well as a lasting impact that will set the program in motion to rapidly ascend from where it has been since the end of the 2009 season.
We caught up with Scout.com recruiting analyst Greg Powers to get his take on the Jayhawks class and why 2013 has the potential to be a great year for Kansas football.
1. Overall impression of Kansas' 2013 class?
"It's a class that can instantly change the face of the program. The class is filled with JUCO guys who picked Kansas, because they know they can step in and play immediately."
2. What do you like best about the class?
"I like the fact that Kansas was able to go up against some big time colleges for some of the JUCO guys. What made the difference was the NFL experience on their coaching. That aspect weighed heavily on their decision, because they see it as an opportunity to learn from a coaching staff that knows what it takes to get to the next level, which is where they want to be.
3. Who could make the biggest impact?
"I really like Chris Martin. Scout had him rated as an outside linebacker coming out of high school at 220 pounds. You see now, at 260 pounds and playing at defensive end, he has the ability to make plays everywhere on the field. A couple of kids I also have my eye on is Dexter McDonald and Kevin Short. Kansas really needed to upgrade their secondary and they are doing that with this class. It was an area they really struggled last year."
4. Biggest steal of the class?
"I love Joey Bloomfield, the offensive lineman out of Louisville. He not only had a lot of offers when he committed, but with the success at Louisville and the new staff at Kentucky, he continued to get pressure from other schools right up until signing day."
5. Can Kansas turn it around and be bowl eligible in 2013?
"I've been on record in the past in saying that Kansas has the chance to be hands down, the most improved team in 2013."