Kansas DE Visits OU, Talks Favorites

Garrett Kraft, defensive end from Wichita-Bishop Carroll, Kansas, is an athletic prospect who is receiving a lot of interest from across the country. Scout.com spoke with Kraft about his recruitment and visit to Oklahoma.

"I have not received any offers," said Garrett Kraft. "I went to OU's Junior Day two weeks ago. I was supposed to go to KU this weekend for their Junior Day, but I didn't go."

"The visit to Oklahoma went real good. I liked the coaches and the facilities. It was a real nice trip. I spent time with coach [Brent] Venables during my visit. He is the defensive coordinator. I met with him for a while. He was a real cool guy. He is funny and down to earth. He is good at what he does. He told me they were recruiting me as a defensive end."

"I really like OU. I like their coaching staff. They are one of my top schools."

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect has a few early favorites.

"Iowa State, TCU, SMU, Oklahoma, KU, Oregon and Alabama are all showing interest in me. My favorites would probably be Oklahoma, Iowa State, Nebraska, Vanderbilt and Clemson," Kraft said.

"I can't say I have an overall favorite right now, but I definitely like OU. I am looking forward to visiting Nebraska as well."

As a junior, Kraft recorded 60 tackles, five sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 20 tackles for loss. He helped lead his team to the state championship and was named All-City. He is aware of his strengths and what he hopes to improve before the senior season.

"My strengths are playing big in big games," Kraft stated. "When everyone else is down I feel like I play at my best. I am just everywhere on the field. I am starting to build everything back up now with my trainer. We are going to start working on 40-times in March."

Kraft knows the factors he will consider when making a college decision.

"It's going to be the coaching staff and the area," he explained. "I am going to see if the coaches are down to earth."

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