Though his college playing days are behind him, Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing continues to collect hardware.
Tuesday, Reesing was named to the 2010 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society, a select group of college football players from all divisions who maintained a core grade-point average of 3.2 or higher.
Throughout his career, Reesing’s accolades off the field rivaled those of his game-day triumphs. Reesing, who graduated in December with degrees in finance and economics, recently was honored by KU as the male senior scholar athlete of the year. In addition, he also earned an NFF National Scholar-Athlete award, academic all-district honors and academic All-Big 12 honors for the third straight year.
Reesing capped his playing career with 11,194 passing yards and 90 touchdowns in four seasons, both KU career records. In addition, he led the Jayhawks to back-to-back bowl victories in 2007 and 2008 and was the fifth-leading passer in Big 12 history.
After being bypassed in last month’s NFL Draft, Reesing has spent the past several days exploring his options elsewhere. The Saskatchewan Roughriders, of the Canadian Football League, own Reesing’s CFL rights and appear to have serious interest in signing the former KU quarterback.
KU looking for linemen
Springdale, Ark., offensive lineman Travis Bodenstein, 6-foot-5, 295 pounds, has made two visits to KU — including one for the spring game — and told Rivals.com this week that he hopes to make a decision by the end of the month.
The Class of 2011 lineman lists KU, Kansas State and Auburn as his favorites and, of those three, KU is the only school to have offered. Bodenstein’s other offers have come from East Carolina, Memphis, Ohio and Tulsa.
The Jayhawks also recently have extended an offer to offensive lineman Tyler Pierson, 6-4, 280, of Clearwater, Fla. Pierson’s only other offer is from Colorado State.
KU also had sent out offers to O-linemen Garrett Gladd, 6-4, 280, and Austin Blythe, 6-3, 280, but Gladd committed to Stanford last week, and Blythe committed to Iowa on Monday.