Kansas is pursuing a talented linebacker from the state of Missouri by the name of Jake Schermer who has already scoped out Lawrence on an unofficial visit this past July. The 6'3" 205 pound defensive talent is planning on coming to KU again on October 9th for an official recruiting trip. Other colleges pursuing the Ozark, Missouri product include K-State, Missouri, and Tulsa.
Schermer has plenty of time to pick a school, and he knows it.
"I am currently wide open," said Schermer. "If I had to chose today, I'd probably pick Kansas because they have been with me since the start and they have offered."
However, the potential scholarship at KU is not the only reason Schermer is considering the Jayhawks.
"I like the town, it seems like a comfortable place which is very important. In fact, it kind of reminds me of where I'm from in Southeast Missouri. It seems like a laid back place."
Schermer has also taken notice to the way Kansas has played on the gridiron through the the first four games of the season.
"I watched them on TV last week. I like the way they play, and their two losses have been real close games."
KSU and Missouri are monitoring the way Schermer finishes out the remainder of his senior season.
"K-State has started calling, we sent them film last week. We're supposed to hear from them as the year rolls along."
Schermer indicated that Kansas tight ends coach Brandon Blaney had been calling him on a regular basis. The linebacker hopes to make a decision at the conclusion of his high school football season.