Saturday, August 28, 2010

BV West prep Admire to graduate early


Kansas University commitment Dylan Admire, an offensive lineman in the Class of 2011, told he plans to graduate early from Blue Valley West High in order to get to KU more quickly.

Admire, a 6-foot-3, 264-pound guard who originally had committed to Nebraska, changed his mind earlier this summer and orally committed to Turner Gill and the Jayhawks.

Admire wanted to stay closer to home and says he believes in what Gill is trying to do at Kansas.

His reason for applying for early graduation, which will allow him to enroll at KU in January, is even more to the point.

“I can start working out right away with strength and conditioning coach John Williams,” Admire told Rivals. “I will get bigger, stronger, and faster and be useful to the team. It is a great opportunity. I can go up and live with the players and get acclimated to college life. There is a big difference between the high school level and the college level, and I (want) to close that gap.”

Admire, a three-star prospect, is the second-rated offensive lineman in Kansas and the 26th-rated guard in the country. He is one of six O-line prospects in his class to commit to Kansas, joining Damon Martin, 6-5, 265; Bryan Peters, 6-5, 305; Travis Bodenstein, 6-5, 295; Phil Ford, 6-6, 325; and Luke Luhrsen, 6-5, 275.

Patterson gets love

KU junior Daymond Patterson, a receiver-turned-cornerback-turned-receiver-again, received some ink in the Sept. 6 edition of ESPN The Magazine for his potential as a breakout player in 2010.

In a feature called “Game-Changers” by LaRue Cook, Patterson is one of four players highlighted for his potential to impact his team in a major way after switching positions in the offseason.

Of Patterson, LaRue writes: “Mangino’s gone. New coach Turner Gill wants Patterson’s explosion at wideout. So Patterson spent the spring snagging 100 balls a day.”

Patterson is listed as one of three starting receivers on KU’s most recent depth chart and also likely will be used in the kick-return game.


Ken Sedgwick 11 years, 5 months ago

Gotta admire this kid! He`s impressive. Need more like him.

Dirk Medema 11 years, 5 months ago

Glad to see the commitment, even before the actual signing day. He joins a lotta beef up front. Any chance one or more moves to D, where we could use some more beef?

Matt Tait 11 years, 5 months ago

I think there's always that chance.... And while depth is great to have on the O-Line, coaches hate to have talented athletes standing on the sidelines next to them when they could be out there making plays.

I haven't heard anything official since the coaches can't discuss recruits until they sign, but I'd bet at least one of the guys in the Class of 2011 will be switching from O-Line to D-Line.

That definitely will be an interesting story to follow during the next few years...

Dirk Medema 11 years, 5 months ago

LaRue Cook is a wise man. Daymnod is going to make MM look silly for moving/benching him on the D side.

Randy Bombardier 11 years, 5 months ago

That would be sweet to see Patterson streaking down the field to catch a well-thrown ball out in front of him as opposed to those jump balls Reesing used to throw to Briscoe.

Michael Pannacciulli 11 years, 5 months ago

very impressive kid we have coming in don't see or hear of that many young kids with that much focus and dedication...i'm impressed. i have no doubt that this kid will do great things on and off the field. proud he's a hawk.

Mark Lindrud 11 years, 5 months ago

We still a kid from Nebraska, a known OL factory and he wants to come in early? Heck yeah is all I can say to that. A stud lineman who may have opportunity to shine next year or at least find a way to crack the rotation somehow. TG keep up the good work!

Patterson, welcome back to the offense, we missed you!

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