"I really got along with the coaching staff."

Tom Mabry, 6-5, 270, offensive tackle from Belleville-Althoff Catholic, Illinois, did not allow a sack over the past three seasons. He was named All-Area, All-Metro and the team's offensive MVP. Why Kansas?

Additional facts: Tom Mabry earned varsity letters in basketball (2), wresting (2) and football (4); 3.3 GPA, 22 ACT; open to majoring in Business; DOB: 12/27/90; mother is Barb.

Strengths: "Pass blocking, reach blocking, and pulling are what I do well." 315 bench, 400 squat, 280 power clean.

Needs work: "I want to keep my pad level down a little bit and also improve my hand placement." 315 bench, 400 squat, 280 power clean.

Recruiting coach/relationship: "Coach [Ed] Warinner recruited me. We've had a good relationship since my sophomore year and gotten along the whole time."

Expected to redshirt?: "The coaches have told me they don't want me to redshirt, and that I have the possibility of splitting time at right tackle. If I did redshirt though, I would be able to get a better look at the offense and improve my size."

Why Kansas?: "I picked Kansas because I really got a long with coaching staff the whole time. I visited there for Junior Day and the Colorado game. It was the school I liked the best out of any of them."

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