Bishop Carroll (Wichita, Kansas) High School 2019 tight end Clay Cundiff is in the starting phase of building relationships with the Kansas coaching staff.
He made the show trip to Lawrence for the spring game Saturday and was excited about his visit.
“It was a lot of fun and was a great experience. The coaches are really nice,” Cundiff said. “It was a really cool environment there.”
Cundiff is aware of the great strides the Jayhawk staff is making in recruiting.
“I talked to a few of the guys,” he said. “They all are saying how the facilities are really nice and it’s a great place.”
He was also intrigued by the play on the field by the Jayhawks in the spring game.
“Mike Lee is a small guy, but he can deliver a blow,” Cundiff said. “He’s a fun guy to watch out there.”
At 6-foot-4, 220-pounds, Cundiff would make an attractive target for quarterbacks, but blocking is his forte for now.
“I’m not really a steady, outside pass catcher like a lot of tight ends,” he said. “I’m more of an integral blocker and I fall forward on my catches and get those extra yards.
“I’m working to get faster and quicker — looking for a better release off the line.”
Co-defensive coordinator Kenny Perry has been Cundiff’s main contact person on the KU staff thus far.
“He wants to keep a close relationship and stay in contact with me,” Cundiff said. “He really wants me to come visit often.”
Cundiff has also been to events at Oklahoma State and Kansas State.
“I feel like the coaches at KU have been more accepting and open to me,” he said.