Porter excited to be a Jayhawk

It's been a long journey for San Mateo RB Daniel Porter (6-0, 195), but it finally came to an end last week when he committed and signed with Kansas. The talented back put in a call to JCFootball.com on Tuesday and talked about his commitment and why he chose to be a Jayhawk...

"I signed with them last Tuesday," a relieved Porter told JCFootball.com. "I had offers from Idaho State, but I knew I could play D-1 ball and when Kansas offered I jumped at the chance to play for them.

"The tradition of that school is great and their offense is perfect for a player like me. I also really enjoyed myself when I went up there for a visit because it's in a city, but it's not too big and it still has that sort of college feel."

As a sophomore in 2008, Porter posted 823 yards and five touchdowns, while also hauling in seven receptions for 63 yards.

He has outstanding speed, running consistently in the mid-4.3's, and that's something he hopes to add to the Jayhawk offense.

"With the way they spread guys out and get you in space, it's perfect for me," Porter said. "This is a dream come true and I'm going to do all I can to help them win games."

"He's 6-0, 190 pounds and he's consistently clocked in the high 4.3 range for us and he's incredibly strong and incredibly fast," San Mateo defensive coordinator Tim Tulloch told JCFootball.com last summer. "He's the full package and he's got a great stride so at times he looks like he's just gliding along, but eventually he's just running past guys and breaking down angles. He's powerful and he can run inside or outside."

Porter is just finishing up his spring quarter at San Mateo and plans to enroll at Kansas on June 7th for summer quarter so he can get a jump on the conditioning program to get ready for fall camp.

Porter played two seasons with the Bulldogs so once he arrives in Lawrence he will have three years to play two.

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