Defensive end takes unofficial to KU

Add defensive end Russell Brorsen to the list of Midwest recruits the Kansas Jayhawks are currently pursuing.

KU is looking to improve things on the defensive side of the ball, and the high school prospect could be a step in the right direction for obtaining that long term goal. Russell Brorsen is a Stillwater, OK product who will enter his senior season at 6'3" and 235 lbs. He states he is currently considering Kansas, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and Tulsa.

Brorsen was in Lawrence in July on an unofficial visit checking out the town for the first time in his life.

"The trip went well," said Brorsen. "It's a very nice campus and I like the town too. Lawrence has two halves - it has the college section and all of this new stuff you wouldn't expect to find in a college town."

KU Defensive Coordinator Bill Young was Brorsen's tour guide for the trip. Currently, Kansas is the only school which has offered a scholarship.

"I'm going to consider Kansas for sure once I narrow down my list."

Oklahoma State seems like a logical fit for the Stillwater product, but Brorsen isn't convinced he'll play for Les Miles. However, Brorsen has grown up a Cowboys fan, and he he would certainly be excited about a potential opportunity to play for OSU.

"I'm not going to lie and say they aren't high on my list, but I like Kansas quite a bit too," explained Brorsen.

"I really don't know. In some ways, it would be cool to stay at home at play in front of people you know, but sometimes you want to get away."

The Division I caliber defensive end won't turn down a scholarship elsewhere to stay in Stillwater to pay his own way.

"With an offer from Kansas, I don't intend on walking on anywhere. Even with other offers I still would look at Kansas."

The defensive end remains up in the air in regards to when he will make a final decision, but he won't change his mind once he gives a school a verbal.

"I'm not going to do that to anybody. If I give a verbal to someone, I'm going there," said Brorsen.


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