Lots of teams like Bass

With five offers to his name and plenty of other programs keeping an eye on him, Hutchinson OT Jamar Bass (6-4, 285) knows he's a wanted man, but he isn't letting that go to his head. He's been hard at work on his pass-blocking technique and in the classroom as well and he updated JCFootball.com recently about where things stand right now...

"We're off to a good start, so I'd say it's been a good season so far," Bass told JCFootball.com recently. "We're 2-1 and we have a big game this coming weekend against Fort Scott."

Bass enjoyed a standout prep career at Apopka High School in Florida, but grades put a halt to his D-1 football plans so he headed to Northwest Mississippi JC and played as a freshman.

"When the staff there got fired, the new staff came in and said they weren't keeping any of the out of state kids," Bass said. "Some of the coaches from there came up here to Hutch so that's why I headed up here.

"Kansas is a lot different than Florida and even Mississippi, so it's been different, but honestly, I wouldn't change a thing."

Bass has excellent strength to go with his prototypical size. He's got a max of 385 pounds on the bench and an astounding 615 pound squat.

"I've always been strong, but I had to work hard at it," Bass said. "I like being in the weight room and just pushing myself as hard as I can."

The hard work he's put in has been noticed by plenty of schools, including one that is relatively close to home.

"South Florida, Troy, UAB, Middle Tennessee and Florida International have all offered me," Bass said. "I really don't have a leader right now, but if I had to name one it would be USF because they are close to home, they play in the Big East and because they are an up-and-coming program.

"Ole Miss is a school recruiting me really hard right now, but they haven't offered and Oklahoma and Kansas State have both been in contact with me a lot recently as well."

Since Bass plans to graduate in December, he said he knows he needs to schedule some visits, but he said those might not happen until after the season.

"I'm not committing anywhere unless I can visit them," Bass acknowledged. "I want to make sure I feel comfortable with the staff and the players and that they have what I'm looking for.

"Distance from home won't be much of a factor, but it's something I will definitely consider."

Wherever Bass ends up he'll have three years to play two.

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