Reuber picks Jayhawks

Tight end prospect Jim Reuber is thrilled and relieved to be a Jayhawk. Now that he's committed to Kansas, he can clear his mind and focus on his final year at Plano West High school in Texas.

"I decided so early so I can focus on school, my senior year and football," said Jim Reuber.

Reuber picked Kansas over Kansas State for a couple of reasons.

"I have the opportunity to play as a true freshman, not start, but play, like in some double tight (sets). They said if I'm 240 I have a chance to play as a freshman and I'm 230 now, so I have a year to put that on. Last year at this time I was 200, so I've put on 30 pounds in a year. Also, their facilities got my attention. They're a lot nicer than K-state."

With the 6-4 Reuber in the fold, Jayhawk fans might be wondering just what kind of tight end their getting. How about an NFL comparison, Jim?

"Probably, Jeremy Shockey. I have the speed and size. I can do the whole deal."

Does that comparison work for your attitude off the field as well?

"Yeah, I have the attitude like him both off the field and on the field."

Unlike Shockey, Jim has a twin brother who plays quarterback and might want to follow his bro to Kansas.

Tim is 6-4, 210 and according to his brother, very interested in the 'Hawks.

"He's really fired-up about the Jayhawks. He's narrowing his colleges down, but right now I think the Jayhawks are at the top of his list. He doesn't know when he'll make his decision."

The Reuber twins have always dreamed of playing together at the college level and would love to keep the one-two Reuber punch rolling all the way to Memorial Stadium in Lawrence.

"That's the most important part of the decision. We want to go together and have that Reuber to Reuber connection we've had our whole. He's been my quarterback my whole life. So he know's what I'm thinking and I know what he's thinking. And also for my parents, so they don't have to go to two places to watch their sons play football." With no idea when his brother will decide, Jim will just keep on thinking about his own future at Kansas, suiting up in the crimson and blue and fulfulling a life long dream. "It's going to be awesome." Top Stories