Football Commits Coming In (Updated)

<p>After a weekend of entertaining recruits, the Kansas football coaching staff is seeing their hard work pay off. <b>Confirmation of a third commitment from the weekend has come in. Details inside.</p>

Bobby Johnson (DT, 6-3, 286, 4.9)

The Kansas Jayhawks added their sixth commitment this weekend in Kansas City Westport defensive tackle Bobby Johnson.

"Yes, Bobby gave a verbal commitment to Kansas this morning," said his mother, Pat Rogers. "You can when you can tell people are shaking hands and smiling in a phony manner, well, with Kansas all I sensed was genuine people. When I asked Bobby what his plans were this morning, he said he was going to give a commitment to Kansas because the people were so genuine. We were on the same page, and we are very happy to have him a part of their program."

Bobby, who is still attempting to achieve the necessary qualifying score on the ACT, also was stressed that he will have to take care of business.

"At Kansas, academics come first, and the coaches really make sure their student-athletes are being students," added Rogers. "They stress the fact you better make the grade, and they stay focused on their players from 6:30 a.m to 11 p.m. making sure the players never go hungry. I know I my son will be going to a program where he is in good hands," stated Rogers.

Reports have also surfaced that Garden City defensive tackle Wayne Wilder gave the Jayhawks a commitment over the weekend, and is in the process of confirming.

Russell Brorsen (DE, 6-4, 230, 4.7)

As already reported on, the Kansas Jayhawks scored the verbal commitment of defensive tackle Bobby Johnson. Reports have also been surfacing the Jayhawks received the verbal commitment of Garden City CC defensive tackle Wayne Wilder.

Well, Jayhawk fans can add another defensive line commit to this weekend as defensive end Russell Brorsen informed the Jayhawk coaches this morning.

"I gave a verbal commitment to Kansas on my visit this weekend," said Brorsen. "I really like the place, the coaches, and I feel Kansas is the best place for me to succeed. I can't really pinpoint one thing that stood out over the other, but I enjoyed the entire trip."

Brorsen is the 7th known verbal commitment at this time, and Wilder would be the 8th once gains confirmation.

Brorsen was hosted by red-shirt freshman outside linebacker Tom Phelps.

Wayne Wilder (DT, 6-2, 295)

The Kansas Jayhawks received great news over the weekend in receiving the commitment of junior college defensive tackle Wayne Wilder.

Kansas now has plugged up a hole in the Class of 2005, and Wilder will be counted on to plug holes from his defensive tackle spot.

"Wayne gave a commitment to Kansas over the weekend," said Garden City head coach Bob Larsen. "His strength is what sets him apart from the rest as he bench presses over 500 pounds. He is very powerful, and will really add some help along the defensive line for the Jayhawks."

More coverage on Wilder's commitment will be available on!


Stories courtesy Josh Clark of Top Stories