"You can't go wrong with Kansas."

Toben Opurum 6-2, 229, running back from Plano (Texas) East, had 107 carries for 877 yards and eight touchdowns; 31 receptions for approximately 350 yards. He was named All-District, Plano East Co-MVP. Why Kansas?

Additional facts: Toben Opurum earned varsity letters in football (3) and track (3); 3.4 GPA, 1100 SAT; plans to major in Accounting, Finance or Marketing; DOB: 11/18/90; parents are George and Agatha Opurum.

Strengths: "I've always thought I have good vision and soft hands. I'm a versatile back and help out in the passing game, but one who can also run the ball." 350 bench, squat 550.

Needs work: "I always feel like I can come out of my stance quicker and accelareate our of my breaks faster."

Recruiting coach/relationship: "I developed a relationship with Coach [David] Beaty a long time ago. KU was one of the first schools to offer me. He's a good guy, and I think the program appreciates the work that he's doing."

Expected to redshirt?: "Considering the opportunities at running back, I really don't see myself redshirting next year. Based on how the coaches think I can play and how I think I should play, I'm looking forward to fighting for playing time."

Why Kansas?: "The opportunity to play early is a good thing. I feel like with the way they've been playing the past few years, we will be a tough team to beat. That means we could have a chance at the Big 12 title or national championship in the next few years. They also offer a great school academically, so you can't wrong with Kansas."

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