"I'd like to break my father's records."

Deshaun Sands, 5-7,185, running back from Sunshine-Piper, Fla., rushed for 1,276 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns and named team MVP. Why Kansas?



Additional facts: Deshaun Sands earned varsity letters in football (3) and track (2); 2.6 GPA, 19 ACT; plans to major in Business; DOB 9/11/90; parents are Maxie and Calandra Sands.

Strengths: "My strengths are my vision, speed and catching the ball out of the backfield." Bench 245

Needs work: "I want to improve on my weight and speed. You never can have too much speed, and it's a whole different step at the college level."

Recruiting coach/relationship: "Coach [Louie] Matsakis is a great coach and has a great personality. He promised my mom that he'd look out for me while I'm at Kansas. He kept everything real with me and told me the dos and don'ts and everything that I could expect."

Expected to redshirt?: "Right now, I think I can come in and help with returns and switch in with the running backs, who are both going to be seniors. But, I'd be OK with redshirting, too."

"I would be able to work on my speed, learn the plays and be better prepared for the next season."

Why Kansas?: "When I came up for my visit, the coaches made me feel like it was home. The players were good guys to be around. While I'm there, I'd like to break my father's records. I think we are going to take the program to the next level and win the Big 12."

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