Into Enemy Territory

Kansas continues to travel into enemy territory in their recruiting battle for Russell Brorsen, a defensive end from Stillwater, OK.

Stillwater High School is off to a perfect 4-0 start on the gridiron, and Russell Brorsen has seen limited action because most of the wins have been blowouts.

"I've been playing well," said Brorsen.  "But, we haven't played more than two quarters in each of the last two games."

Not only has Brorsen watched some football on Friday nights, he's checked out games on Saturdays as well.  The 6'3" 235 pound defensive end has seen Tulsa play twice this year, while watching the Jayhawks and Cowboys in person one time apiece.  In fact, Brorsen was in Lawrence this past weekend taking in the KU Texas Tech match up. 

"Their defense looked really good.  Tech is a strong offense team and they held them to 31 points."

Brorsen was impressed with more than just the defense during his trip to Lawrence.

"The fans know what’s going on.  You go up to Kansas and you wonder if basketball is the only thing fans get into, but they were mad after the loss.  They want the team to win games, and it's obvious they have support up there."

Kansas has a scholarship offer on the table for Brorsen while OSU has neglected to make that commitment thus far.  KU's interest in Brorsen has the Stillwater product impressed with Mark Mangino's program.

"I'm leaning towards Kansas right now.  I like the team, the town, and all the other stuff.  They should be 4-0 right now, and I have an offer from them."

Brorsen hinted that OSU would have some catching up to do if they wanted to keep the local standout in Stillwater.  The Division I caliber defensive end ran a 4.6 in the 40 yard dash earlier this Fall. Top Stories