"Oh it feels great. I am so glad to have all the stress off of me. There is no weight on me anymore," Keba Agostinho said.
The defensive end from James E. Taylor High School in Katy, TX was
recruited by Buddy Wyatt to Kansas, and he is excited to be a part of
Turner Gill's first class in Lawrence.
"It feels good to come on board because we have a chance to be part of
something great. I'm looking forward to the next 4-5
years. We really have an opportunity to come in and do well."
Are Keba and his parents happy to have the process over with?
"Definitely, I mean, my whole process has been stressful from the
beginning because I'm a sleeper. I knew I had the ability to play
What other schools were recruiting Agostinho the hardest?
"Texas A&M, TCU, Louisiana-Monroe, Oklahoma State, and Baylor
were recruiting me. Then Kansas came in late with Coach
Wyatt. It was really hard to pick Kansas over Baylor, but I
had a nice, long talk with my parents and coaches."
Why did he ultimately decide on the Jayhawks?
"If you want to win a Big XII championship, we felt that Kansas was a
better fit. I knew I had the ability to play somewhere big,
so I decided to go to Lawrence ."
Did the talented defensive end talk to the coaching staff the day
before signing day?
"I called the staff and talked to them. They told me to call
them and to tell them when I sent it. Me and 3 other guys
signed. I signed and I had everything faxed. Coach
Gill called me later too."
During the end of the hectic process, had the Katy product gotten to
know Buddy Wyatt any better?
"I never met him, but he knew me. Texas A&M knew about me first
when he was there. He watched my tape but they didn't have a
spot, so he couldn't do anything. I kept hearing they liked
it but then I got a call. We met up one Sunday to see him, and four or
five days after I met him, he called and offered. I've gotten
to know him a lot more. I like his coaching style."
What are Agostinho's goals for the rest of your senior year?
"Right now, my goal is to get that diploma in my hands and get on to
college. I'm focusing on workouts."
The only other recruit that Keba knew was Dexter McDonald because they
visited at the same time. He is excited to get up to Lawrence
and start working.
"I will bring 100% of me. I think what I do best is use my
hands, get off the ball, and use my speed. I'll do whatever
it takes to make us better."
That is the kind of talk that Turner Gill and Buddy Wyatt love to hear.
Sleeper is Ready
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