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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Defensive lineman Keon Stowers commits to KU

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Keon Stowers, a a 6-foot-3, 273-pound defensive tackle out of Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga., committed to the Kansas football team on Thursday night.

Stowers chose KU over Indiana, Louisville and others. He committed after an in-home visit Thursday with KU coach Charlie Weis and assistant coach Reggie Mitchell.

"It maybe took two minutes before I realized this is the guy (Weis) I want to play for," Stowers told JayhawkSlant.com. "We talked a lot about character and education before he mentioned football. We talked about the coaches that mentored him like (Bill) Parcells and (Bill) Belichick. Those are coaches off the charts. I think KU is a good situation and I want to be a part of it."

On Wednesday, Weis picked up his first commitment from Bishop Miege receiver Tre Parmalee.

Comments

hihawk 2 years, 4 months ago

Stowers was not recruited by gill.

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Studogg 2 years, 4 months ago

Guys, the most important thing in this article was the qoute from the recruit..."It maybe took two minutes before I realized this is the guy I want to play for." That, to me, is the most encouraging sign in all of this.

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irish1hawk 2 years, 4 months ago

Without sounding cheesy or that I have constant inside information. Weis was said to be in a neighboring city recruiting a qb. According to a the H.S. coach this recruit was told playing time wouldn't happen in the first year because Crist was coming to KU. The H.S. coach is a relative of my co-worker.

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JayHok 2 years, 4 months ago

Crist clip below against Michigan. Remincent of the arm and precision of Tom Brady. Love the way he stays in the pocket. We want Crist!

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Jayhawk1958 2 years, 4 months ago

The football program has made great strides in the last week, but for some of you it's never enough. What does Weis have to do, kill Godzalla? Of course I know we have a lot of K-Suck and Misery fans that are still in denial and say it was a bad hire because they realize that KU might be a "football school" when all is said and done.

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JJHAWK 2 years, 4 months ago

Fantastic. RCJH. Go coach Weis!

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Daniel Kennamore 2 years, 4 months ago

A 6'3 tackle? Nice.

He's even got 'towers' in his name.

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Randy Bombardier 2 years, 4 months ago

And you know you have a winner when your punchline with the kid is "We may not have your name on the back of your jersey but we will have it on your very own puke bucket." And still, he signs up.

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redbull38 2 years, 4 months ago

Calm down a little folks. Nice to get a commit from this guy. He picked the best of his current options. The next best options he had was Louisville who has 2 bigger DTs committed and Iowa State who will probably lose their coach to Pitt. Good the CW is working hard but this is a guy that Gill could have landed if it was not obvious he was going to get canned.

If CW could sign Crist that would be noteworthy. If Wisconsin wants him that would be tough to turn down because he has just 1 year to play. He doesn't have time to wait for CW to get things fixed at KU.

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tical523 2 years, 4 months ago

Just read the slant article on him, seems like a good kid. Overcame a lot to get hrere, must have great self discipline and motivation. And critics can say what they want about offers, I really like Paul Rhodes and Charlie Strong and they wanted him. Welcome aboard Keon, Rock Chalk!!

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KU_Gridironner 2 years, 4 months ago

Kinda small for a D-tackle. Even that small kid we had a few years back had 13 pounds on this kid.

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Geekinout 2 years, 4 months ago

Sounds like a pretty good sign when the new coach can recruit on the defensive side of the ball without having named a defensive coordinator yet. Interested to find out who that's going to be? Hopefully, it'll be someone who can recruit D tackles and corners if they're sticking with a 3-4 base.

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Matthew Pritchard 2 years, 4 months ago

Crist does need to be here! Someone[Reesing] needs to explain how much of a legend he could become not only in Lawrence, but in KC as well. Seth Russel is a solid commit, he has a good arm and is mobile as well. he is a smart kid and could flourish in a pro style offense and if he puts on some weight with that height, a lot of upside! If Crist signs Russel could red-shirt and we would have good depth for the future. Reggie is the man! Our Running Back core will be one of the strongest in the big 12 next year and that is all courtesy of Mr. Mitchell.

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Kent Wells 2 years, 4 months ago

Here is an interesting article on KU (from the South Bend paper). Including a discussion about Jordan Webb...

http://articles.southbendtribune.com/2011-12-14/sports/30518717_1_weis-era-dayne-crist-notre-dame-football-notebook

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Jeff Worthington 2 years, 4 months ago

I'm pretty stoked he chose us over "others". That's a solid program.

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Jason Keller 2 years, 4 months ago

Do you skeptics see what just happened. Our OC just recruited a solid D-lineman. Again, our OC just recruited a D-lineman who could have went to Louiville. Reggie's recruiting ability and CW's credibility is a killer combo. If we can get to a bowl next year, we will be in the mix for some 4 and and maybe 5 star kids. God da$%it I'm pumped!

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Matthew Pritchard 2 years, 4 months ago

Stowers is a huge get! If he can put on 15 -20 lbs with the speed he has our defensive front will be better. Parmalee could be put on the defensive side of the ball at d-back because of his ball skills and speed. Mangino built this program on juco players. Theo Baines and Bill Whitamore were building blocks for a good team. Weis will have to sign a good mix of juco and freshman to bring some winning football to Memorial Stadium. Hopefully we can sign Dieter and Christ, I would be happy with just 1 of the 2. The word is Christ is loving Wisconsin and could commit within the next two days. Seth Russel and Jake Heaps could be the next signal callers for the Hawks, not a bad start.

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Mike Kendall 2 years, 4 months ago

This is awesome news! Hope we can keep getting more defensive stars!

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afilmer 2 years, 4 months ago

this has got to be Reggie's dream - he's always been such a heavy hittin' recruiter, hustlin' for recruits. now he can add HCCW's 4 rings and a couple of anecdotes about NY and NE to his arsenal and boom! there goes the dynamite. can't wait for the ride over the next couple of years.

RCJH

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Ben Kane 2 years, 4 months ago

how can anyone doubt this hire. product on the field... who cares? injection of excitement in our program... priceless.

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JayHok 2 years, 4 months ago

Anyone else amazed at the new power of Weis?

Not only is he owning the headlines in sports sections across America but he doesn't have a contracted DC yet.

As Weis surely knows the DC is a crucial part of the future of his team---probably waiting for bowl games to be over to announce the DC choice----but anyway with no DC, Weis' essential OC, himself, and running backs coach get a verbal from a pretty solid 3 star D end!

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frompekka2sasha 2 years, 4 months ago

WestNE- have you considered the disadvantages of a coaching staff being behind the ball a bit? I think it can work in their favor, at times, but a lot of guys are committed already. Time to poach!

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hbjayhawk 2 years, 4 months ago

This recruit had better offers than Gill's "studs" . . . after all, when we got guys who had offers at UC Davis, Murray State, and North Texas, what does that tell you?

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WestNEHawk 2 years, 4 months ago

Are congratulations in order for a recruit knowing KU beat out the perennial powerhouse of Indiana, "Louisville & others" ? the weis has no idea what defense is.....and he certainly showed his prowess at Florida guiding their offense this last year, didn't he?

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Funhawk 2 years, 4 months ago

Turner laid the ground work, as HCTG had visited this recruit before he was let go. Nice that Reggie is leading HCCW by the hand, and the new coach followed up with this fine young man. So it is, someone else lays the ground work for you and you reap the rewards. "Its more blessed to give than receive."

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Andy Tweedy 2 years, 4 months ago

Two JUCO d-linemen already! To me, that sure looked like priority number one, so this is a really good thing!!!

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Mark Lindrud 2 years, 4 months ago

Charlie is on the move and I like it!

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billhawk 2 years, 4 months ago

Way to go! We need some bigs on the lines!

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Shawn Marshbanks 2 years, 4 months ago

Is it positive to say that Mr. Weis is already making his presents known at Kansas!?!

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AsadZ 2 years, 4 months ago

That's a good sign for the program

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