One recruiting class is all but signed while another is starting to take shape for the KU football program. The Jayhawks have inked 25 high school and junior college talents to help form the future for the 2005 class. Now, its time to look toward the 2006 candidates as Mark Mangino and company are starting to present offers.
Matt Hulbert a 6'7" offensive lineman from Ankeny, Iowa has the Jayhawks high on his list after receiving an offer earlier this month.
Like many Jayhawk targets, Hulbert is impressed with the $8 million Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center designed by HOK Sports of Kansas City.
"Their weight facility from pictures I've looked at on the website and from post cards is unbelievable," said Hulbert.
Hulbert plans on playing left tackle at the next level. He's currently receiving letters from dozens of colleges including in-state options Iowa, Iowa State, and Northern Iowa.
However, Kansas is the only school which has already offered a Division I scholarship. "We are all very happy and surprised by this offer from The University of Kansas," said Hulbert.
Obviously, a scholarship offer is a main factor for Hulbert when making his college decision, but the senior to be in high school is considering both football and school elements.
"I look into facts on how much playing time that I would get, and the academics of a school too," said Hulbert. Hulbert is in no hurry to pick a major, but he is considering Business or Engineering as a possibility for a degree.
Hulbert will travel to Lawrence in early April to get a better feel for what college life at KU is all about.