Big Man Nears Decision

One of the biggest recruiting targets on the board for the University of Kansas is nearing his decision.

Travis Bodenstein – a 6-foot-5, 300-plus pound offensive tackle from Springdale (AR) Shiloh Christian High School – was favoring two schools last week, when he and his teammates began spring football practices.

Those two teams are Auburn and Kansas. Though the Tigers have yet to extend an offer to Bodenstein, Tigers offensive line coach Jeff Grimes made the trip to Springdale on May 17 to see the big lineman in person.

"They said they were going to evaluate some more film and decide after that," he said, of a possible Auburn offer.

On Friday the Jayhawks made contact, as Head Coach Turner Gill spent some time with Bodenstein on the phone, reiterating the program's high level of interest and seeking to answer any questions he may have.

It now appears as if Kansas is the favorite.

"They're probably my top school," he said.

Bodenstein hopes to make a decision sometime in the next few weeks.

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