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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Receiver Tre Parmalee commits to KU football

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Tre Parmalee, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound receiver out of Bishop Miege High School in Overland Park, orally committed to the Kansas football team on Wednesday night.

Parmalee is the first commitment for new KU coach Charlie Weis. Parmalee picked KU after de-committing from Northern Illinois.

"I really liked Northern Illinois and all of their coaches," Parmalee told JayhawkSlant.com. "But Kansas is close to home and I have always wanted to play for coach Weis. I want to be a part of rebuilding the program."

Parmalee's father, Bernie, is the current tight ends coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. Bernie played running back in the NFL from 1992-2000 for both the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.

In addition, Tre Parmalee will reunite at KU with Tim Grunhard, who was his high school football coach at Bishop Miege.

Grunhard will coach the offensive line for KU next season.

Comments

squawkhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

I'm hearing that Weis has told Jordan Webb to start looking elsewhere. Too bad. Webb could have been pretty decent with time and coaching.

okiedave 8 years, 3 months ago

Hope the kid has blazing speed. Regardless, welcome aboard the Jayhawk Nation. Keep 'em coming HCCW.

Matt Kenton 8 years, 3 months ago

And his high school coach. That's a lot of connections.

GridironHawk 8 years, 3 months ago

I read somewhere he is good friends with Crist too. I don't know where the connection is but interesting none the less.

GridironHawk 8 years, 3 months ago

Here was a quote from Parmalee regarding Gehrig Dieter and David Perkins:

"....Plus I know some good friends that are also looking at KU."

parrothead8 8 years, 3 months ago

If he runs a 4.5-4.6 40 (as rumored), has good hands, and runs solid routes, he'll be an upgrade. He'll also likely get faster and stronger once he gets to KU and starts using much better facilities than most high schools have.

Jonathan Briles 8 years, 3 months ago

Not to nitpick but KU has better facilities than most Universities and definitely have better facilities than ALL high schools, but I do agree I think he will become stronger and faster once here and could develop into a great target for whomever we do get as our QB.

Michael Thorp 8 years, 3 months ago

Great news! Look forward to watching you play next season Tre.

JayHok 8 years, 3 months ago

Crist to Parmalee for a Kansas Touchdown!

lothario64118 8 years, 3 months ago

Weis or Grunhard? Either way it's coming together. It's alllllllllllllll good.

s6u6r6f 8 years, 3 months ago

yes, we have moved on up to the east side.

gardenjay 8 years, 3 months ago

Parmalee? OMG, anoNOTHer Notre Dame connection.

I just read he does a 4.56 40, and I have say that is seconds faster than what I can do a 40 in, so....just sayin' ROCK CHALK SHAMROCK GO KU!!!!!!!!!!!!

ljmhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

a 4.56 40 yd dash is actually pretty slow for a WR

ljmhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

a 4.56 40 yd dash is actually pretty slow for a WR

ljmhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

a 4.56 40 yd dash is actually pretty slow for a WR

gardenjay 8 years, 3 months ago

That's weird, because he was supposedly unstoppable this season. Sounds like we need an article to explain all this...but just FYI, my 40 makes 4.56 look like the speed of light.

Jackalope7 8 years, 3 months ago

Trent Richards ran a 4.5 coming out of High School. Tim Tebow runs a 4.6. Its all in how you use it my friend.

Setherick 8 years, 3 months ago

Yes, because Welker's 4.61 40 time at the 2004 NFL combine prevented him from becoming a great WR: http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=58574&draftyear=2004&genpos=WR

Or Jerry Rice's 4.71 reported 40 time at the combine prevented him from becoming a great receiver.

Or ... never mind.

Get back to playing Madden since you don't really understand the number of factors that go into play WR other than speed.

Maracas 8 years, 3 months ago

Jerry Rice would like a word with you.

Jaminrawk 8 years, 3 months ago

It's really more about form, timing and route running. Jerry Rice and Marvin Harrison weren't the fastest guys around or the biggest guys around, but they were very, very good at their attention to detail and working hard. If Parmalee wants to be a pro, he has those genes. Looking at his tape he already catches the ball with his hands extended which isn't always the case with highschool wideout who like to let the ball hit them in the chest. From what I saw he times the ball pretty well too. Looks like a good pickup.

ljmhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

5'10" 160 lbs and runs a 4.56? all I'm saying is that's not quick for a WR. we aren't talking route running the post was about speed. tebow ran a 4.6 you say? well tebow has about 90 lbs on this fella so for a guy the size of tebow a 4.6 is fast. 4.56 for a guy like tre isn't fast.

Setherick 8 years, 3 months ago

And all we're saying is that speed is about the last factor when determining how well a WR plays. Regarding Parmalee's size, I want to see what happens when he gets into a college nutritional and weight lifting program.

Setherick 8 years, 3 months ago

I apologize for the double post, I meant to link this on the last post. Parmalee's 40 time is also in line with WRs at last year's NFL combine. Now, mind you, these are WR with a least three years of college lifting and training, most of whom probably went to speed schools as well: http://www.nfl.com/combine/participants#

The site won't let me directly link to the WR 40 times, so you'll have to navigate to it by clicking on "Position" and then sorting by 40 time.

Bruce Dial 8 years, 3 months ago

Tebow also is a run-first option quarterback who has a "little" wiggle, but is mainly straight ahead. Let's look at times on the cone drill before we pronounce this guy a lead foot.

KU_Alumn_2000 8 years, 3 months ago

Hope we can get some D-Linemen in here. Go get em coach !!!

redbull38 8 years, 3 months ago

Gill did not offer this kid? I don't know why he would. The kid was committed to NIU because that was his only offer. Snyder didn't want him either. He got the KU offer on Tuesday and accepted on Wednesday.

Eric Williams 8 years, 3 months ago

He was only the #1 WR and solid defensive player in KC. He's a good get.

Mike Kendall 8 years, 3 months ago

Nice beginning! Reel them in. Rock Chalk!

JayHok 8 years, 3 months ago

Taking over the KC recuiting scene already. I wonder what Pinkel is up to today. Judging from the Jayhawk billboards all over KC---great job Zenger-----Pinkel has more than likely resigned himself to St.Louis. The last three weeks havent been good timing for a Missouri program trying to make a splash in the SEC.

I'll miss those guys.

ahpersecoachingexperience 8 years, 3 months ago

Uhhhhhhh oooooooooooooooooook. Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii guess?

blackhawkjayhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

Yeah...I know. I think that it's an important signing from the standpoint of building momentum in the area for recruiting. Someone posted a Rivals link yesterday that says he's also a top DB. He might also be a "Welker" type guy for Charlie's offense. It's probably better to have him than to not have him.

LAJayhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

Ahhhh, that's better. All this positivity from you was making me load up on ammo and rations in my fallout shelter. Even started putting in an underground coy pond for protein...

Maybe now I can come out and get some sun? :-)

John Randall 8 years, 3 months ago

Coy or Koi?

Wondered for a minute why Coach of Year needed underground pool.

jayhawkinATL 8 years, 3 months ago

I'm guessing he's not much of a steal if he was headed for NIU.

JayViking 8 years, 3 months ago

This is a VERY solid pick up. No, Tre doesn't have elite speed, but he's got high FB IQ and has got great hands. Don't be fooled, he's for real.

Joe Ross 8 years, 3 months ago

I'm not sold on this recruit. He's small and gets shoe-string tackled all the time. His routes don't look sharp at all. If he's going to make an impact at the college level he needs to be coached up.

ampthatman 8 years, 3 months ago

That is the point of all of this...to be "coached up"...

Dan Harris 8 years, 3 months ago

Welcome aboard Tre! Changing direction here, just read where Vic Koenning turned down an offfer to stay at Illinois. The reason he gave was that he wanted to explore other opportunities. I know he's a KSU grad but he would be a hell of a choice for DC.

Jayhawk1116 8 years, 3 months ago

Funny how everyone is excited about "stealing" a Northern Illinois recruit. If this was Gill everyone would be mad. Just sayin'.

justinryman 8 years, 3 months ago

That was my thought too.

"Only offered by UNI??" "5'10", that's too short for D1 ball!"

And so on. But perhaps they can make him into something great, a slot receiver who can get all those possession catches for 1st downs??

I do like it in the fact they are getting into KC area, but if he is the only guy that Grunhard can bring in, then that raises questions.

colreader 8 years, 3 months ago

He's probably not the only guy. But he is the first guy!

Nick Cole 8 years, 3 months ago

5'10" 160 lbs and 4.56. That looks like my stat line. Too bad I've already used up all of my college eligibility. I played football the other day with some buddies and I caught 4 TDs, including the final 2 to seal the game. Talk about clutch. Plus, I was the one drawing up the plays for my team to score. Looks like I can read a defense as well. Hey HCCW, you think I can get a scholarship?

Either way, welcome aboard Tre and ROCK CHALK! We're glad to have you.

Nick Cole 8 years, 3 months ago

"Rock Chalk" was supposed to be in ALL CAPS (just like the words ALL CAPS here). Stupid LJW. When will you get that crud fixed? Never? Ok then.

manginodrh00lz 8 years, 3 months ago

Which Xbox game were you playing...Madden or EA Sports NCAA?

Ron Franklin 8 years, 3 months ago

Looks like Vic Koenning turned down the offer to return to Illinois as the Defensive Coordinator. He is "exploring other options."

I wonder if KU s on his mind.

blackhawkjayhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

Sounds like he's headed to UNC. His wife is from Alabama and wanted to return to the plantation.

LSHawk 8 years, 3 months ago

Guys, this is more about keeping local talent here in state. We have to start getting the best local players to come to KU instead of building teams with Texas kids that no other Big 12 teams want. Sure wish we could have gotten that local QB that is commited to TCU. Coach Wies is at least trying to keep our Kansas kids in Kansas.

Jonathan Briles 8 years, 3 months ago

I see it in two different lights. The negative light is that we didn't get a Texas team that no other Big 12 teams wanted we got a Kansas kid that no other Big 12 teams wanted. I also am not usually one to care about star rankings given by websites, but the fact that he has zero stars does not speak well. Hopefully they will reevaluate and give him at least a couple.

The positive light I'm seeing is that he is a local guy that will hopefully open the door to signing other great local talent. Also because he loves Weis and respects him so much he stands a good chance to be the kind of player to absorbs every word in practice and stays a little later to get it down right. 4.56 is actually pretty damn good speed and you can see in his film he outruns people pretty often.

Bottom line is he is a great potential kind of signing. He needs to develop much better strength and hopefully through that he can knock just a hair off his 40 time to make him even more deadly. Also to be honest I'm always happy for any signing. He is a new kid who wants to be a Jayhawk and I'll always be okay with those.

Joe Ross 8 years, 3 months ago

LSHawk...your thinking, though you obviously have good intent, is wrong. It's NOT about keeping local talent. It's about getting the best talent. If leftovers from Texas are better than the best here, then sloppy seconds should be on the menu. Yes, keeping local talent here in state is good, but it is not the most important thing!

justinryman 8 years, 3 months ago

In a way I agree with you about keeping local talent. Yes there may be better talent out there to get and it should be gotten, but when you have local kids on your team, they play with that extra sense of pride.

Back in the 90's when NU was winning 3 NC's in 4 years, they had a lot of homegrown boys on both sides of the ball. Knowing a few of them from growing up I know how much it meant for them to play at home and for the hometown team. They practiced hard, worked out hard and played hard, they wanted to win, not just for the team, but for everyone in the state.

On a side note, not being a husker fan drove them crazy and still does, but they respect that as well.

Joe Ross 8 years, 3 months ago

To be the best you have to get the best. Playing with pride does not always translate to better performance, whereas extra talent does. Kansas does not have the luxury of ignoring the absolute best recruits we can get. Period.

ampthatman 8 years, 3 months ago

I agree. But have you seen the list of recruits Weis is going after? It's incredibly ambitious, so I am of the opinion that he is definition not ignoring great recruits. But on the other hand, if the best receiver in the area wants to come to Kansas, why the heck would we not sign him?? Our current crop definitely needs help.

Joe Ross 8 years, 3 months ago

Who is on that list? And where can I see it?

justinryman 8 years, 3 months ago

Not disputing that talent goes along way, but how many million dollar bodies and 10 cent brains go far or last?

Talent with heart will not only win you games, but it will win you championships.

Joe Ross 8 years, 3 months ago

I dont think youve given a shred of evidence that out of state talent does not play with "heart". Its like Bob Knights annoyance with magical words like "game face".

Andy Tweedy 8 years, 3 months ago

There are some things I'm reading that do seem a little underwhelming, but I can guarantee, with 100% assuredness, that I was even more underwhelmed by a 5' 9" QB from South Lake or a safety turned corner from Richardson that we "stole" from Wyoming. You just never know with kids, and keeping him home is a good thing!

blackhawkjayhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

I saw a partial headline that stated that Tre was a top performer at a Nike camp...for what it's worth.

Jaminrawk 8 years, 3 months ago

Dez Briscoe ran a 4.7 in highschool. Scout had him as a 2-star guy. Sometimes coaches know more than scouting sites.

hawk1nation 8 years, 3 months ago

This was posted on the Southbend Tribune website this morning. There is a quick recrutiing update on Crist and Heaps. From the looks of it, Webb has been asked to transfer.

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

KGphoto 8 years, 3 months ago

Nice leg work. Man if we land both Crist and Heaps I will die. What a perfect scenario. Add to that Gehrig Dieter, (whose father's name is Derek Dieter, yes Derek Dieter. Hard to believe the kid isn't being recruited by the Yankees. Gehrig and Derek Dieter) and we'll have a pretty un-Kansas-like start to a recruiting season.

Thanks for that link.

hawk1nation 8 years, 3 months ago

If the stars align.....we could see some great impact players for next year! With this said, the comment on Webb is concerning. I would hope that we would have a QB that fits CW's system committed before cutting the strings on Webb.

KGphoto 8 years, 3 months ago

All due respect to Webb, he is very replaceable.

LAJayhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

Definitely great work on finding the link.

As to Webb, it will make me sad to see the kid go. He did give his whole heart to the program, albeit with skills, talent and a physicality that don't quite fit the Big 12 level. He will be a Jayhawk to me regardless of where he plays next year.

That being said, I'm glad Weis was honest with him. Even if he doesn't get Crist, there are plenty of QBs that will better fit with what HCCW wants to do. I don't see anyway that Webb doesn't ride the pine, so he might as well look to move to an FCS school. He would likely have more success at that level, and he wouldn't have to sit out a year with the transfer. Plus, I'm sure there are a number of FCS teams that would love to have a kid with two full years of Big 12 experience. He probably would start immediately.

If we landed Crist and Heaps... Goodness gracious....

John Randall 8 years, 3 months ago

Are you sure about the transfer rule? I thought that only applied to Div II or Div III. FCS (formerly Div Ia) is part of Div. I.

kellerman411 8 years, 3 months ago

It's too bad for Webb, he really wasn't a bad quarterback. I thought he made really good decisions all the way through. I think he will find a place to play.

Matt Bowers 8 years, 3 months ago

You can't ask a kid to transfer according to NCAA rules. I spoke today with a pitcher from Louisville and asked that very question and was told that the only thing the coach can do is make you want to transfer, promise you'll never play or reduce your scholarship. This is as close to asking without coming out and saying it as it gets. It would suck to see Webb go because he has given a lot to this program and is probably a lot better than his stats reveal. Good find hawk1 on the link...enjoyed it.

Rock Chalk

John Randall 8 years, 3 months ago

There is a difference between asking and advising. Letting a kid know the reality of his chance to start or back up a starter is simply being honest with the athlete.

KGphoto 8 years, 3 months ago

Are there any stars attached to this kid? Is he at least a one, a two? All I can find is this.

http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/6fOri7be1E-NKbXY81aJmw/football-fall-11/profile-trey-parmalee.htm

"Tom Lemming; He runs tremendous routes, shows terrific hands and blazing speed. In fact, coaches at Bishop Miege said he has the best hands and ran the best routes they've ever seen at the high school level."

Sounds pretty good. Why isn't he ranked?

Bville Hawk 8 years, 3 months ago

A lot of players aren't ranked til the rankers see who is recruiting them. If Texas or OU is recruiting a player then they receive 4 or 5 stars. If KU is recruiting them then they receive 1 or 2 stars. A 1 star player will jump to 4 stars if OU schedules them for a campus visit.

John Randall 8 years, 3 months ago

This may give you a hint: National Rank: 638 KS State Rank: 9.

There are rankings and then there are rankings – personally, I put almost no faith in any of the popular rating/ranking services. They are in the business to make money, not necessarily to be accurate or diligent.

Kevin Randell 8 years, 3 months ago

Speed is nice....but catching the ball is even better! I saw yesterday that Coach Weis extended an offer to a DT our of Illinois. I think we are going to start seeing more kids "verbally" committing to KU.

For a lot of nay sayers on here who still think hiring Weis was a joke and bad call, just understand if you are a kid coming out of high school and you have talent. You don't see KU as a school that is 5-19 the past two years. You see a school that you will get to play Texas, OU and be on national TV. Also....you see a coach who has Super Bowl rings and connections to the NFL. So if your dreams are of playing on Sundays then KU might be the best fit for you instead of an OU, Texas, Bama, or LSU where you would sit behind some starter for 2-3 years. Here...if you are good enough, you may start next season.

JayHok 8 years, 3 months ago

How many college coaches have one super bowl ring?

Weis has four super bowl rings to go with two BCS bowl games in five years as a head coach.

Weis' line coach even has an NCAA championship ring and 10+ years NFL experience. As head high school coaches, both Weis and Grunhart have won a state championship.

We certainly have some coaches!

Rock Chalk Zenger!

redbull38 8 years, 3 months ago

Charlie snatched a short slow WR away from the likes of Northern Illinois and only had to hire his high school head coach to do it. Wow that Weis sure can recruit.

squawkhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

RFLMAO!!!!!! But very true. I'm cautiously optimistic.

Hank Cross 8 years, 3 months ago

If nothing else, I like starting to send the message that KC talent belongs at KU, especially now that MU thinks, Athens, Gainesville, and Knoxville are more important.

justinryman 8 years, 3 months ago

Bernie was picked up by the Dolphins after they got him from UPS.

As a Dolphins fan when he got there I was unimpressed with that, but then he got on the field and showed what he could do, he played with heart and was a tough runner. He earned what he got on that field. As his time went on with the Dolphins I respected him and really enjoyed watching him play.

As a Jayhawk fan I am not totally impressed by Tre, but am hopeful he can play at that level too and is not just riding his dads success and has a big head over it. I only wish him the best and hope he gives his to KU.

blackhawkjayhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

What Charlie needs is an assistant to travel with him like that guy who travels with the Stanley Cup. Charlie's guy would wear white gloves and a tux and his job would be to "show the rings" to recruits.

kugrad93 8 years, 3 months ago

I have to agree with all the negative posters knocking this kid because KU has never had success with offensive skill players who were overlooked by Top 25 programs because of their size, like say Tony Sands, Bill Whittemore or Charles Gordon. Those guys were total wastes of scholarships.

kugrad93 8 years, 3 months ago

I have to agree with all the negative posters knocking this kid because KU has never had success with offensive skill players who were overlooked by Top 25 programs because of their size, like say Tony Sands, Bill Whittemore or Charles Gordon. Those guys were total wastes of scholarships.

Joe Ross 8 years, 3 months ago

You miss the point. It's not that it can't happen; but statistically you have less of a chance. This is not difficult to understand. Statistically speaking, these kinds of players usually don't perform as well vs. more highly-touted recruits. Again, not saying it never happens, just doesn't more often than not.

John Randall 8 years, 3 months ago

References? It would be educational to compare this year's all-conference selections with their ★ rating 4 or 5 years ago. The (low) correlation may startle you.

Joe Ross 8 years, 3 months ago

By the way, you missed the most obvious example: Todd Reesing.

kugrad93 8 years, 3 months ago

He had 82 catches for 1,164 yards and 15 TDs as a senior and made 61 tackles and four INTs as captain of the defense for a team that finished 9-2. Give the kid a chance.

Joe Ross 8 years, 3 months ago

He's going to face taller, faster defenses in Division I. It's nice to post numbers, but that's high school. We really need to talk talent and skill sets. By the way, it's not that I'm not giving him a chance. I just think there might be better receivers out there. SMH

squawkhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

It will depend on whether Weis and crew and coach kids up like Snyder and his staff at KSU. In the past, KU coaching staffs haven't been that effective doing this even though the talent level was on par or even better than at KSU. This is why I'm being very cautious about Weis right now. He hasn't really proven that he can do this on a consistent basis at the college level. Time will tell.

kellerman411 8 years, 3 months ago

I think this is incorrect. Snyder and KSU have long been known for their recruiting of JUCO players who can come in and play with minimal development. If anything, KU has had to develop their players more because the majority come out of high school.

This is why you see a huge turnover every year at KSU. Their players rarely have more than 1 or 2 years of elgibility left. This makes sustaining any type of success very hard. Example: This year and next year.

John Randall 8 years, 3 months ago

Not that many of KSU players are two-and-through. When 3 or 4 JuCo grads do well, we have a tendency to think there must have been a dozen or more. Saying "rarely have more than 1 or 2 of eligibility" is simply a misstatement of the facts.

KU_FAN 8 years, 3 months ago

Here is something I found on ESPN about Tre Parmalee. I guess he attented a Nike Football Training Camp at Ohio State. Here is what they wrote about him:

WR – Tre’ Parmalee, 5-9.5, 149, Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) The son of the Chiefs’ tight ends coach and former NFL tailback Bernie Parmalee, Tre’ had a solid day overall to win WR MVP honors. He’s very smooth and fluid with his routes, and is a natural pass-catcher. Needs to add strength and isn’t a track speedster, but projects well to the next level. Caught 68 balls for 981 yards and seven TDs last fall and has Kansas, Missouri and Texas on his short list.

JayHok 8 years, 3 months ago

Nice find. To me this tells you something about Weis too. He wants the routes run to perfection, sound sound sound blocking on the line and glue hands for receivers. Weis is an offensive perfectionist, as is Grunhard---both have won high school state titles as head coaches, and this REQUIRES excellent fundamentals, constant game time adjustments and discipline. Take a look at how Weis used Tom Brady and his receivers.

For those wanting height, I believe we have a 6'8" WR/TE coming in who chose us over Arkansas. Please correct me if I'm wrong but I seem to remember getting a big kid who could catch.

kugrad93 8 years, 3 months ago

Those stats are from his junior year. I posted his senior stats, which are better, earlier.

VaJay 8 years, 3 months ago

You've got to feel for Webb (and others that may be in the same boat) reading that about Weis reportedly advising him to transfer. That's a tough break when you're one of the team leaders & starting QB for quite a while. Hope he finds a good school somewhere.

ohjayhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

Something many are overlooking is the fact that, using ESPN's Top 150 list, only 28% (42) of them have not committed anywhere yet. A lot of next year's recruits (Top 150 or otherwise) are already committed, and those that aren't probably have a short list they are working from. I think Weis may pull a couple rabbits out of the hat this recruiting season, but I will be even more interested in seeing what he can do next recruiting season!

labmonkey 8 years, 3 months ago

So when do we start stealing Chris Berman's line about his dad.... "Nobody does it like Parmalee?"

Bville Hawk 8 years, 3 months ago

I don't have a problem with this recruit at all. CW has probably seen him play in person when Charlie was in KC. For a receiver getting open involves a lot more than just speed as many have mentioned. The kid apparently has great hands and great football instincts. Get him in the weight room and put 25# of muscle on him and then see what you've got.

kellerman411 8 years, 3 months ago

It's Weis's first year. He isn't going to get a top 10 class out of the gate. Especially getting into it late. This kid sounds like he might be able to come in and contribute. Plus it's always important to secure in-state and local recruiting.

redbull38 8 years, 3 months ago

Agree completely but be realistic Weis is never going to sign a top 10 class at KU. Dream about top 20 but top 10 will never come.

kellerman411 8 years, 3 months ago

KU and Charlie Weis on ESPN Recruiting!!! Keep that exposure coming baby!!

letourneau41 8 years, 3 months ago

I was expecting it but didn't really want to hear it two weeks into his job.

DevilHawk 8 years, 3 months ago

It definitely is what I was expecting.

It raises the question of how his comment impacts recruiting, however.

gardenjay 8 years, 3 months ago

exactly - "Hey, i'm only here one more year, but c'mon board 5-star athlete" doesn't sound right. Ooops Zenger.

John Randall 8 years, 3 months ago

With the gradual ascendance of a 'coach-in-waiting', the recruit scene shouldn't be much, if any, different.

I actually appreciate hearing his honest expectation of his KU tenure.

Mark Lindrud 8 years, 3 months ago

We aren't going to start getting 5 star players immediately but getting coach able players with potential is a start.

JayHok 8 years, 3 months ago

Appears Weis has become friends with Jaybate finally. The Chicago Tribune has been all over the Weis story.

Interviewer: You have a feel for what it's going to be like being a football coach at what's perceived to be a basketball school?

Charlie Weis: I'm playing into that one hard, now. What do you think my best recruiting tool is going to be? Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse, are you kidding me? I had guys over there the other day for the Ohio State game, it was rocking and rolling. Why ignore that? Play into it. Play into that culture. This is what you want it to be like. To me, thank God for Bill Self and that basketball team. Other than the facilities and us, it's going to the best recruiting tool we've got.

John Randall 8 years, 3 months ago

Refreshing, really, to not have every interview and press conference hedged in between coach-speak and covah-ya-@$$.

rockchalknation 8 years, 3 months ago

Just saw some video of Tre. Wow! He is a playmaker on both sides of the ball, great football instincts, and has a nice burst. Very high ceiling in my opinion.

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