Combs makes his choice

One of the most highly sought-after JUCO prospects in the country finally made his college choice today as L.A. Pierce DT Marquel Combs (6-3, 310) called the Kansas coaches and said he wanted to be a Jayhawk...

"Oh man, they were really excited to have me," Combs said over his conversation with the Kansas coaching staff. "They are going to use me in different ways. I'll play some nose and I'll play some three-tech, so they will use me in different ways to get the most out of me.

"I just feel they are headed in the right direction and I think things are changing there and I wanted to be part of it."

Combs chose the Jayhawks over offers from the likes of Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Boise State, BYU, California, Iowa State, Kansas State, Memphis, Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina State, Oregon State, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah and Washington State among others.

While he is excited about his decision and plans to sign with Kansas on December 19th (the first day of the mid-year signing period), Combs did say he plans to make one last visit this weekend.

"I'm going to visit Houston this weekend still, just because I had it scheduled and I wanted to see the school and campus," Combs said. "I'm a Jayhawk though and I'm really happy I made my decision."

As a freshman last fall while playing the nose tackle position for the Brahmas, Combs was a handful for opposing offensive linemen, finishing with 34 tackles, a team-leading 10 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks.

This season, while facing double-teams on nearly every play, Combs has posted 18 tackles, two sacks and 6.5 tackles-for-loss.

Combs will sign with Kansas later this month and will have three years to play two the moment he arrives in Lawrence.

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