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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Blue Valley West lineman Dylan Admire officially a Jayhawk

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The Kansas University football program received its first official commitment from the Class of 2011 on Tuesday, when Blue Valley West offensive lineman Dylan Admire signed a letter of intent with KU.

Admire, 6-foot-3, 265 pounds, is one of six offensive lineman in the Class of 2011 who orally committed to KU coach Turner Gill and the Jayhawks earlier this year. Tuesday, at an all-school signing ceremony, Admire proved that his word was strong.

“It feels really good to finally be signed and have the whole process over with,” he told Rivals.com. “This is pretty much the last step. I’ll be going up (to KU) at semester to start school and start lifting and all that kind of stuff, (so I can) get ready to participate in spring football and just participate as early as I can to help out the team in any way.”

Admire originally committed to Nebraska but changed his mind because of his connection with Kansas and the fact that the KU campus is so close to his hometown.

It wasn’t the first time in his life that the state’s No. 2-rated offensive lineman had to make an important decision. Upon arriving at BV West as a freshman, Admire was still a multi-sport athlete. He liked basketball, football and others and was not sure exactly which direction his athletic career would head. Shortly thereafter, though, he felt a pull toward football.

“When he decided to do that, he made the commitment that he was going to do everything he possibly could to become the best football player he could,” BV West football coach Scott Wright said at Admire’s signing.

The past few years have flown by for Admire, and, with just about a month left in his high school career, Rivals.com’s 26th-best offensive guard in the nation said he could not wait to move on to Kansas for the second semester, where he hopes that his work ethic and early introduction to the program can lead to immediate playing time in 2011.

“Hopefully going in early gives me a better chance of doing some of that stuff,” he said. “It’s sinking in now. When you go through the whole recruiting process, you don’t ever look toward the very end of it, you’re just, you know, living in the moment.”

Comments

Michael Lindsey 11 years ago

I love this guy's attitude and desire. That's the kind of football player the team needs and I hope there's more like him on the way

bvrams 11 years ago

Looking at Rivals, it looks like we are doing okay at keeping our in state recruits close to home. We need to improve on this and just keep on keeping at home.

hawk316 11 years ago

I suspect that Dylan will be the first of many outstanding recruits who will be coming to Lawrence in the years to come.

Dylan, welcome to KU!

ahpersecoachingexperience 11 years ago

If this guy wants to be a player he should walk straight past "big john's" office and find hudy!

notigers4me 11 years ago

Nice size, great work ethic, this is exactly the kind of guy that Gill is able to recruit. Welcome to Kansas Dylan we are excited that you are officially on board as a Jayhawk. The opportunities obviously are great here. We will look forward to seeing you on the field soon.

gchawk 11 years ago

Wow, what an impressive young man. This is a great start to exactly what we need, a gifted lineman. Welcome to KU Dylan, great to have you on board.

Ross Cargo 11 years ago

Good news. We need a bunch more and Dlinemen too.

Ben Kliewer 11 years ago

What?! Signing the 2nd ranked lineman in the state? Fire Gill! Oh wait, that's something an idiot would say...

stuck88 11 years ago

I'm excited that he is coming to KU for the spring semester, good to get a jump on taking part in a college weight program. Plus it gives him more time to learn the system.

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