Kansas Signee Alonso Rojas

Alonso Rojas, punter from Miami, (Fla.), has signed and faxed his letter of intent.


Alonso Rojas, 6-3, 225 punter

Miami-Dade College in Miami, (Fla.)

Stats: As a HS senior, Rojas averaged 46 yards per punt. During his one season at Bowling Green in 2006, he averaged 35.6 yards per punt.

Accolades: originally rated as the No. 1 punter in the country by Scout.com.

Strengths: "I worked on my consistency, and I've also gotten a lot stronger. I've already played one year of Division I football, and I think that gives me an upper-hand on other punters. I think I've matured and can be a successful punter."

Needs work: "I don't think I have any real weaknesses. I believe you can always get better and there is always room for improvement."

Additional facts: prepped at Killian HS in Miami and has three years eligibility remaining.

Rojas was born 4/11/88.

Recruiting coach: "Coach Louie Matsakis recruited me. From the moment that we first spoke, we hit it off great. He showed me everything at the University and made sure I enjoyed myself. He knows how to take care of his players."

Expect to redshirt?: "My goals are to be the starting punter next season and help the team and defense out in any way that I can. I'm going to do what the coaches expect me to do. I'd like to be one of the top punters in the country, or at least mentioned among them."

Why KU?: "My visit was great, and I loved the atmosphere. The coaches are like fathers to the players on the team. And all of the players are like brothers and a fraternity. Coach Mangino has an up-and-coming program, and it's only going to get better. The school is great, and I think I can be successful there. I'm excited to be a Jawhawk."

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