"They're big time"

Mozell Axson is more than a little bit excited about the future for the Kansas Jayhawks. More on Mozell's recent commitment to KU inside...

Kansas football recruit Mozell Axson gave the Jayhawks a verbal commitment after his visit to Lawrence this past weekend.

The 5'11" 225 pound linebacker plans on taking his two remaining scheduled visits, but Axson anticipates he'll be in Lawrence next fall. When asked what it would take for Iowa State or Louisville to change his mind, Axson responded. "They would really have to jump out and show me something that I have never seen before."

The Lakeland, Florida product experienced something new while in Kansas. "It's a great college town with a nice atmosphere. I need a little change, and I loved the snow." Lawrence received four inches of snow late Friday night and early Saturday morning while Axson was on his official visit.

"Kansas has recruited me hard and well." Jayhawks receiver coach Tyrone Dixson headed up the efforts to land the linebacker.

Axson describes his game the following way. "I like making big plays. The kind of plays that get the crowd pumped up and build momentum."

KU's on the field performance in 2003 helped sell the Jayhawks to Axson. "It's amazing the turnaround they have had there in two seasons from 2-10 to 6-6, that's impressive."

His hometown of Lakeland, Florida is about 30 to 45 miles from Orlando. The future Jayhawk will watch Kansas practice and play in the Mazda Tangerine Bowl against NC State.

Axson had nothing but positives things to say about the 2004 recruiting class at KU. "The class they have coming in, wow, they're big time." Axson watched some film on other players committed to Kansas on his visit. "Marcus Herford is going to be a player." Herford is a talented quarterback whose committed to KU from Cedar Hill, Texas.

Axson hit it off well with Aqib Talib whose a corner back from Richardson, Texas. "On the visit, we were talking about being roommates." Talib committed to Kansas after his visit this past weekend as well.weekend as well.

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