Kansas has 11 commits so far in their 2014 recruiting class and are continuing the hunt for more. A few already in the fold may also see the field as soon as next season.
The eleven commits have not wavered in their commitment and have remained loyal to Charlie Weis and his coaching staff in Lawrence.
I broke down the current commits in the class and explain what they may bring to the table for the Jayhawks going forward.
Traevohn Wrench. Four-star running back. Gardner (KS) Edgerton. He's a little under 200 pounds man but will probably play at around 220 in college. He was very productive in high school, amassing over 2,000 rushing yards in his sophomore and junior seasons, and 1,900 more in his senior campaign. He could prove to be the biggest weapon brought in by Charlie Weis so far.
Bobby Hartzog. Three-star wide receiver. Houston (TX) Woodside. He isn't rated all that high and that may have to do with the limitations placed on him due to his size. He's under 6-foot tall and only around 180 pounds. As long as he improves upon his strength, he can be effective in college. His speed has carried him this far. He's one of a few Texans committed to the Jayhawks which will be an important area for the Jayhawks moving forward.
Jacob Bragg. Three-star center. Nacogdoches (TX). Bragg is one of the best centers in the country at the high school level, and they aren't always easy to find. He's got the size to be a good one but will have to shed a little bit of bad weight. If he buys into the strength and conditioning program, Bragg could be a real weapon on the line for Kansas.
Apa Visinia. Two-star guard. Grandview (MO). Visinia was a bit worried after the resignation by Grunhard but has remained loyal to the Jayhawks. Visinia is another mountain of a man that will have to shed some weight for optimal effectiveness. He's the leader of the class and is very dedicated to his craft. I would not be surprised to see him prove a lot of people wrong. He will probably redshirt his first year on campus.
Austin Stevens. Two-star defensive end. Montclair (NJ). Stevens comes from a great program in the northeast and you can definitely assume he will arrive in Lawrence well coached. He could also play tight end but I expect him to add more weight and play along the defensive line. Kansas lead throughout his recruitment and he's a prospect that wanted to be a Jayhawk for a while. He's a redshirt candidate.
Damani Mosby. Two-star defensive end. Mesa (AZ). He's a junior college prospect that will come in a bit more advanced than the other prospects at his position, giving him the opportunity to compete for playing time immediately. He will not enroll early at Kansas.
Kyron Watson. Three-star outside linebacker. East Saint Louis (IL). Watson was pursued by many top programs in the region. Kansas lured him away from Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, and TCU. The Wolverines even kicked the tires on Watson for a while. In the end Watson chose to be a Jayhawk and could be the leader of the defense very soon.
Ron Davis. Two-star cornerback. Miami (OK) Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. He's a corner that will be able to play right away which is important at the position for the Jayhawks. The junior college prospect already has college seasoning under his belt and is at the appropriate size. He could be a key component for the defense in Lawrence next season.
Matthew Boateng. Cornerback. Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy. He hasn't been ranked yet at his position but has been told by the Kansas coaching staff that he will be given the opportunity for immediate playing time. The position isn't littered with depth so all the new prospects will have a chance. Boateng comes from a great up and coming program at IMG Academy and it is an excellent move by the Jayhawks to establish a relationship with the school early on.
Joe Dineen. Two-star safety. Lawrence (KS). The hometown prospect will have a lot of eyes on him at Kansas. The Jayhawks staff has recruited him thus far as a safety but he has the ability to play quarterback and is hoping for a chance.
Tyler Patrick. Two-star safety. The Woodlands (TX). Patrick will need some more weight to play the safety position in the Big 12 but has the speed and hitting ability to make an impact. He will probably be a candidate to redshirt so he can grow into the position a bit more.
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