"It's definitely a big relief, and I'm glad to have it done," said Welty.
Welty now has the ability to focus solely on his senior season at Newton High School. The lineman lists off what he likes about Kansas.
"I was really impressed with the staff down there, especially with how professional they were."
Welty had the chance to meet with the coaches and check out Lawrence while he was in town for an impromptu campus visit earlier this month.
"I really enjoyed talking with Coach Mangino. He seems like a really nice guy, and I can tell he's concerned with getting the program to be one of the top programs in the Big 12."
Welty has the opportunity to blossom under Mangino who has a great reputation for developing offensive linemen along with O-line Coach Ed Warinner. "
I was really impressed with the offensive line coach. He's professional, and I can tell he knows what he's talking about."
The offensive lineman is also complimentary of his current coach at Newton High. "Coach (Brent) Glann is a good person and a great coach and I want him to know how much I really appreciate all his efforts."
The Newton product explains what he does best on the gridiron.
"My quickness and ability to move around the line are my biggest strengths."
On the contrast, upper body strength is an area in which Welty feels he needs to improve during his senior year and in college as well.
Welty has accomplished a goal of receiving a Division I scholarship that just about every athlete dreams of while growing up. His friends and family are proud.
"Everyone has been real supportive with my decision of Kansas. They are glad I accepted the scholarship offer."