Harris Talks Kansas Offer
Stilwell (KS) offensive tackle A.J. Harris had to wait a little while, but he knew the Kansas Jayhawks were interested. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound offensive tackle from Blue Valley High School is among the top prospects in The Sunflower State for 2015, and he made quite an impression on KU head coach Charlie Weis. "I knew when I went down there that they were going to offer me," he said of his visit for the Baylor game. "They asked for more film, because I only had four games uploaded. Coach Weis said he watched the first two minutes of the tape, turned it off, and said ‘we have to offer this guy.'" The three-star tackle got word of his latest offer Wednesday night when the Kansas staff reached out to him. "They e-mailed and told my dad to call him," Harris said of the Jayhawks. "He talked to Coach Ianello, and he said that Coach Weis wanted to tell me that they had an offer for me." The Blue Valley standout talked openly about his feelings for the second-year Kansas head coach. "I love Coach Weis," he said with a smile. "He's very honest. If you suck, he's going to tell you, and if you are good, he's going to tell you that, too. When he got to Kansas, he took all the kids that weren't doing things right and kicked them all off. He's a coach that wants to do things the right way, and I like that." Offensive line coach Tim Grunhard has also been in contact with Harris. The physical blocker came away impressed with his prospective position coach. "I've met Coach Grunhard twice, and I feel like we we've known each other for years," Harris said of the Kansas assistant. "He seems very knowledgeable about what he's coaching. He's a guy I could see myself playing for." In addition to KU, Harris holds offers from Kansas State, Missouri, Iowa State, Illinois, and Minnesota. Despite being over a year away from graduation, he has already begun considering where he wants to spend his college career. "When I first started getting into the whole recruiting process, I wanted to stay close," he said of his home in the Kansas City suburbs. "Now that I've gotten out and around, I want to find the program that fits me right, and where I will be the most successful."
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