It seemed as if Kale Pick was committed to play for Arkansas one day, and by the next day, Pick was committed to be a Jayhawk. According to his high school coach, Justin Burke, Pick had been thinking about the switch for awhile
“This had been in the works for awhile,” Burke said. “There were some things that Arkansas had told him that really weren’t happening.”
One of those things the Razorbacks were pitching Pick on, was playing time. Initially, that was a huge selling point to Pick, along with the Arkansas staff.
“He loved Coach Nutt, but it does look like he’s on the hot seat a little. KU just kept calling him and Kale felt very comfortable with the Kansas staff and Coach Mangino.”
When looking at his options, Pick respected that the Kansas coaching staff was honest and straight forth with the 6’2” gunslinger.
“The Kansas offense is just like Coach Mangino said it would be,” Burke said. “Arkansas really wasn’t like that, and Kale had a great comfort level with KU if UA didn’t work.
Obviously, the persistence of the Kansas staff paid off in landing the in state product. According to Burke, Kansas has got themselves a great player with a great work ethic.
“He’s a great young man and hard worker. He never misses workouts, and he is always watching film working to get better.”
That’s great news for Jayhawk fans, considering that Pick has been out since injuring his thumb in the first game of the season.
“He’s recovering fine. If he makes it up there for spring ball, he would be able to practice,” Burke said.
It is unknown if Pick will make it to campus in the spring, he is aware of the benefits of learning and playing under current sophomore quarterback, Todd Reesing.
“He understands that being able to learn under Reesing will be very helpful. Red shirting isn’t a bad thing.”
It certainly isn’t a bad thing, either is landing an in state product like Kale Pick.