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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fantastic future? KU football coach Turner Gill ecstatic with No. 34 recruiting class in country

Kansas football coach Turner Gill discusses the recruiting class of 2011, which was labeled the 34th-best class in the country, according to Rivals.com. Gill announced the class in a news conference on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at Mrkonic Auditorium.

Kansas football coach Turner Gill discusses the recruiting class of 2011, which was labeled the 34th-best class in the country, according to Rivals.com. Gill announced the class in a news conference on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at Mrkonic Auditorium.

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Kansas University football coach Turner Gill is seen in a camera man’s monitor during a news conference. Gill was announcing his recruiting class of 2011 on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at Mrkonic Auditorium.

KU class of 2011 quick hits

By State

Texas: 9, Kansas: 7

Arkansas: 2, Illinois: 2

California: 1, Colorado: 1

Florida: 1, Georgia: 1

Missouri: 1, Oklahoma: 1

Virginia: 1

By Position

Offense: 13

QB: 2, RB: 3, WR: 2, OL: 6

Defense: 13, DL: 4, LB: 5, DB: 4

Specialists: 1

PK: 1

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Turner Gill 2011 signing day press conference

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Turner Gill addressed the media on signing day Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011.

Class of 2011, alphabetical:

Dylan Admire, OL, 6-3, 264

Tunde Bakare, LB, 5-11, 215

Brock Berglund, QB, 6-4, 205

Travis Bodenstein, OL, 6-5, 295

Michael Cummings, QB, 6-0, 196

Javonte Daniel, DE, 6-4, 215

Phil Ford, OL, 6-6, 320

Collin Garrett, LB, 6-1, 205

Ben Goodman, DE, 6-2, 225

Julius Green, DE, 6-7, 260

Ben Heeney, LB, 6-1, 195

Jason Hensley, LB, 6-2, 225

Marquis Jackson, WR, 6-0, 205

Jake Love, LB, 6-0, 195

Luke Luhrsen, OL, 6-5, 275

Damon Martin, OL, 6-5, 265

Alex Matlock, DB, 6-2, 190

Alex Mueller, K, 5-10, 155

Darrian Miller, RB, 5-10, 181

Bryan Peters, OL, 6-5, 305

Anthony Pierson, RB, 5-11, 175

Michael Reynolds, DE, 6-4, 220

Chris Robinson, DB, 5-9, 170

Adonis Saunders, DB, 5-11, 185

JaCorey Shepherd, WR, 5-11, 170

Victor Simmons, DB, 6-1, 185

Dreamius Smith, RB, 6-1, 210

Throughout his first 13 months on the job, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill demonstrated one thing above all else: He’s as steady as they come.

During KU’s 3-9 season last fall, Gill never got too pumped about the highs nor too down about the lows. Instead, he remained focused on his task and talked often about striving to build a winning program.

Wednesday, inside Mrkonic Auditorium at the Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center, Gill slipped ever-so-slightly and showed a little extra enthusiasm when announcing the recruiting Class of 2011, his first full class since taking over at Kansas.

“This is a great class,” said Gill of the 27 players who signed national letters of intent to join the Jayhawks. “This is a great class because they have speed, they have good character and they all do well academically. We just have to put it all together.”

Doing that will take time. Gill made sure to point that out. But it also will be easier now that the players who will wear Kansas across their chests and Jayhawks on their backs are Gill’s players, shaped in his mold, ready to play his style of football.

That starts and ends with speed.

“Absolutely,” Gill said. “Speed was the No. 1 thing that we wanted to get addressed at every position, and we did that. We believe that we did that at every position. We were very fortunate and blessed this year that we had a lot of numbers; we were able to have 27 scholarships available; that’s probably not going to happen again as we go along.”

There were a couple of areas in which speed was the major focus for this year’s class and Gill and company delivered in both. In running backs Darrian Miller (Blue Springs, Mo.), Anthony Pierson (East St. Louis, Ill.) and Dreamius Smith (Wichita), Gill inherits three dynamic ball carriers.

“We were definitely trying to find some people who would be explosive, who would be able, any time they touched the football, to find the end zone,” Gill said. “As you research these guys, they found the end zone, many, many, many times.”

The other position where speed was of prime importance was linebacker, where the Jayhawks were woefully undermanned throughout the 2010 season. Class of 2011 linebackers Tunde Bakare (the only junior college prospect in the class), Ben Heeney (Hutchinson), Jason Hensley (Alma, Ark.), Collin Garrett (Beaumont, Texas) and Jake Love (Tonkawa, Okla.) all have serious wheels.

“These guys have shown that they can go from sideline to sideline,” Gill said. “They can hit people, they can splatter people, they can knock the ball out. They showed that.”

Though speed was important, it wasn’t the only factor Gill and his coaching staff considered. Another big element was creating competition. This class, which includes players from 11 different states — coast to coast — and is made up of 13 offensive players, 13 defensive players and one special teamer, will bring that to Gill’s roster.

“We talked about size, we talked about speed, we talked about explosiveness and then we looked to get depth throughout our football team,” Gill said. “And I know we accomplished that. There will be competition at every single spot.”

And in some areas, that competition will lead to playing time for plenty of freshmen. Last season, Gill chose to play just three true freshmen — Keba Agostinho, James Sims and Keeston Terry. KU’s second-year coach said that number could increase dramatically in 2011.

“If I had to guess, out of this class of 27, I would say that over half will play this year,” Gill said. “Again, they could go one way or the other, but I can say anywhere from 15 to 16 of these guys will play this year. They may not all be starters on offense or defense initially, but they may help right away on special teams and then, as they mature and are able to move forward, they can help us on offense or defense.”

KU’s most recent recruiting class was ranked 34th in the nation by Rivals.com, as of Wednesday night. It includes two four-star prospects (Miller and Pierson), 22 three-star prospects and three two-star recruits. Most of them come from winning programs and Gill said that was one of the things his staff was searching for while on the road recruiting.

“This class is full of football players who know how to win,” Gill said. “And when you’re building a football program, as we are, and you want to build a winning program, you need to have people who know how to win, who have experienced winning and (who) understand and thrive on competition. That was kind of the common theme: Have they been on a successful football team? Can they run? And can they overcome adversity? Because that’s what a champion is. These guys have shown that.”

Comments

blackhawkjayhawk 9 years, 3 months ago

Good to see that there is some momentum in the off-season - since there was zilch during the season. For all of those "rivals heads" out there - check out Wetzel on Yahoo Sports. Pretty amazing facts about where players actually come from.

I wish Gill and the staff the very best. They have a vision and they are pursuing it full throttle - it's the only way to succeed. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

Alex Berger 9 years, 3 months ago

I am trying to not let my expectations get ahead of reality right now but I am very optimistic about next season. We might not be bowl-bound but hopefully we will be able to see some flashes of brilliance from these freshmen to build on. And let's see if Gill can keep KU relevant on the recruiting trail. A few consecutive years of solid recruiting will set a nice foundation to be at least be an annual bowl team.

LAJayhawk 9 years, 3 months ago

Half the battle is over. Now it's time to coach these kids.

Great job recruiting, coach. Very, very well done.

Now get to work.

Rock Chalk.

100 9 years, 3 months ago

Fantastic job Coach Gill!!!!

KU fans: Check out Michael Reynold's tape!!!!!!! (he would be the 6'4" rocket running twice as fast as everybody else, smashing up the competition, playing all positions)

After you watch that, check out Admire's tape.... (watch the huge man pull & sprint full throttle, block for his running back twenty yards up the field, he knows the plays better than the Coach!)

And Cummings..... Good God if it's not an 80's Turner Gill/ Matt Reesing reincarnation.... A rifle of an arm, on target with wheels to get where he wants... Wow.

Speeeeeeeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Championships!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mangino_Maniac 9 years, 3 months ago

100... you are the Micah Brown of the chat board, making a less than great situation look as good as possible.

100 9 years, 3 months ago

What's up Coach Mangino....

Thanks again for the 2008 Orange Bowl.

Thanks for upgrading our strength facilities to the best in the nation.

Jayhawk nation wishes you the best of luck in the future & is appreciative for putting us in a position to land a Michael Reynolds type.

If you have a free moment, you really should watch these tapes. We have landed some absolute studs.

Rock Chalk Coach Mangino.

Alex Berger 9 years, 3 months ago

How is being in the top 1/4 in the country in recruiting a less than great situation? This isn't KU basketball, we will not be getting top 10 classes (or at least shouldn't expect to). Considering that we were in the bottom 4th of the country record-wise last year, getting top 4th talent is a very very good position to be in.

yates33333 9 years, 3 months ago

Are weights in football like height in basketball, to be taken with a grain of salt? Hopefully, the OL weights are accurate. Plenty of beef.

ahpersecoachingexperience 9 years, 3 months ago

Soooooo is it or isn't the highest rated class in history? And curious as to what the four classes on this years team were rated?

Mangino_Maniac 9 years, 3 months ago

Rankings per Rivals the past four years....

2008 - #40 2009 - #31 2010 - No Ranking 2011 - #34

DevilHawk 9 years, 3 months ago

Per Scout:

38 (1965 pts).

Next highest:

2006: #47 (614 pts) 2008: #49 (1904 pts) 2009: #50 (1866 pts)

Others on the team: 2007: #78 (redshirts) 2010: #65

Christopher Hauser 9 years, 3 months ago

I am pretty sure that if they kept rankings of recruiting classes back in the 60's that one of those classes 66, 67, 68 would rank at the top spot all time for KU.

100 9 years, 3 months ago

Rankings don't include our 3 star walk on nor the longsnapper we're supposedly about to land.

Plus look at the programs ten notches above us. If you read what Matt Tait said yesterday about the name on the program, the case is right before our eyes.

A few of those programs ahead of us, it looks like they drew straws to see who was ranked higher because our numbers were every bit as good as there's, if not better.

Michael Reynolds for one. Look at his tape. Talk about giving a kid a star ranking that's off by an entire star because he didn't play high school football in Florida.

And many consider Brock Berglund a 4 star. Same case in point here. Late bloomed into a 4 star type who was still tagged as a 3 star for recruiting purposes, but that late blooming thing often happens in high school.

All I know is we have a bunch of 4 star-esque type players coming in even if they're ranking was often times 3.

Just looking at the tapes it is quite apparent we've never had this type of talent coming in. Mangino's 31 class was solid but it didn't have the kind of play makers that Gill just brought in... Didn't have the number..... Didn't have the amount of three stars.... Didn't have nearly as many 4 star types...

And, as we saw from his D.... We certainly didn't get the incredible speed we're getting from this class.

Very impressive first (full year) recruiting haul by Coach Gill & staff.

Oh, and we haven't even heard anything about Julius Green whose not even part of this class!!!!

He should be one of the biggest difference makers next year, a 6'7" speedster on the defensive end who will torture quarterbacks all year as well as catching a pass or twenty at tight end.

Ben Kliewer 9 years, 3 months ago

Star rankings are also affected by who is recruiting the kid and who he commits to. We've seen before when a player loses a star after he commits to a school with a less than stellar football reputation. People see "KU" on the list and assume the kid isn't as good as he was cooked up to be. Kind of a decent spot to be in if you're trying to build a program...nobody'll see it coming...kind of like 2007...

DevilHawk 9 years, 3 months ago

Unless I'm mistaken, we've also had players docked a star because they committed to or were highly interested in KU for Basketball on Rivals.

ahpersecoachingexperience 9 years, 3 months ago

And if these ratings pan out in a couple of years it gives us 5 losses in conference. Leaving us to beat ksu or mu to be a .500 team.

jayhawkinATL 9 years, 3 months ago

Agreed. e.g., Talib was only a 2-star and I think he became a pretty good football player!

Alex Berger 9 years, 3 months ago

I think right now we cannot expect to compete with Oklahoma and Texas on the recruiting trail and OSU, TAMU, Tech have the advantage of being closer to the Texas homes, not to mention some of these kids want to play for any Texas school. The bright side is that our four star prospects came from Missouri and Illinois. Hopefully Kansas can keep the 4 star in-state recruits in the future with Nebraska leaving the conference. I will take being a .500 team for now over 3-9. I think Gill has the ability to over-recruit for what the prestige of the program is but the question now is if he can coach up these players to reach or surpass their potential.

kureignman 9 years, 3 months ago

Pretty well balanced class and I love all the talk about speed! It's also encouraging for the future that we only got one juco player. Usually desperate coaches might be more apt to raid the juco's for immediate help and sometimes that is a disastrous plan. Next year might still be rough but the future is bright in Jayhawk land.

Ben Kliewer 9 years, 3 months ago

One example why the KSUers are wrong when comparing Gill to Ron Prince. I believe Prince brought in 6000 JuCo transfers his second year.

notigers4me 9 years, 3 months ago

Turner Gill and Company wanted to recruit young men that were from winning programs because that's what Kansas is building. Coach Gill has always been a winner with character and he will build a solid team of winners who will display great character.

Kirk 9 years, 3 months ago

I hope we get a COACH from a winning program next time.

Cody Stumma 9 years, 3 months ago

Recruitment rankings means nothing if Gill just switches them all up constantly all season. I'm hoping for a much better season next year, but I'll stick to the otherwise so I'm not disappointed much if it doesn't get better.

100 9 years, 3 months ago

One player he switched is starting in the Super Bowl.

Another is Toben Oporum.

KGphoto 9 years, 3 months ago

I think the rankings are more a gauge of athletic ability in college. Lots of teams switch around players. Lots of elite teams do it.

James Starks (Superbowl starting RB) was a QB when he came to Buffalo. Then a CB. It was Gill that put him at RB. I think he has a pretty good idea of who can play where.

And don't forget, as much as everybody doubted the move, Toben Opurum looks like he might be a very good pass-rushing linebacker.

lv_jhwk 9 years, 3 months ago

Probably better to "stick to the otherwise" since the impact of most of these recruits won't truly be seen for two years at the least. Me, I'm just wanting to see definite signs of improvement over this past year.

troutsee 9 years, 3 months ago

All coaches switch players into positions of need or positions according to the perceived abilities of the players.

hawksfan08 9 years, 3 months ago

It's a good recruiting class and I'm excited to see these guys play. I'm hoping they look more coached up than we did many times last season.

It is important to not expect great things right away and remember that this class is 2-3 years from making it's full impact.

Rob Merrill 9 years, 3 months ago

It seems every silver cloud has a dark lining for some of our "fans". ( see ahpersecoachingexperience) I for one say way to go coaching staff. Looks to me like you did exactly what you said you were going to do. That's a definition of something.

ahpersecoachinexperience 9 years, 3 months ago

I get confused about what to write sometimes. This is me working on finding the positive side - Welcome recruits! GO KU FOOTBALL!

slowplay 9 years, 3 months ago

That wasn't so hard now, was it? The next milestone in Gill's career is how well he (and his staff) can coach and develop these kids. Freshman rarely have a major impact but two years from now expectations will be very high.

ahpersecoachingexperience 9 years, 3 months ago

Careful, that there fell'er is miss'n some letters in his username.

100 9 years, 3 months ago

Watch Michael Reynold's tape & get back to me.

Then.... Watch Dylan Admire's tape & close your computer....

Walk over to the mirror.

Look at your beautiful eyes your momma gave you & your wife melts over....

And smile....

We've just landed some studs!!!!!!!!!!

namder 9 years, 3 months ago

Great job recruiting. Now if Coach Gill can show us some improvement in his coaching ability. I have to have faith in Gill since there is no buy out clause. MAKE IT WORK!!!!!!

Kyle Sybesma 9 years, 3 months ago

Gill haters need to remember that KU football is not KU basketball. This is going to take time to build and Gill has accomplished a lot. This doesn't mean we will win the Big 12 next year or even the year after but I feel confident we have the right man to lead us. Go Gill! Go KU!

jayhawkintexas 9 years, 3 months ago

I'm with you. A 3 and 9 season isn't accomplishing much at all. I still want to see Gill's coaching and game planning ability. I wasn't too impressed last year.

hailtoku 9 years, 3 months ago

Not sure how "ecstatic" I am about next year.

3-7 + #34 recruiting class does a great football not make.

gchawk 9 years, 3 months ago

Maybe so, but it's a good start. Typically, "great" players are going to go to "great" programs, so given what happened last season I think Coach Gill has done an exceptional job recruiting.

Rodney Stice 9 years, 3 months ago

Good job. Can't wait for football season to start. Rock Chalk Jayhawk, Go KU.

Jayhawk2001 9 years, 3 months ago

hailtoku seems like a downer. #34 is better than 40 plus. We filled holes we needed filling. We are Kansas, not Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, or OU. We get the scraps. Its how we develop them. The question is how does Gill transform these guys into players.

Mangino_Maniac 9 years, 3 months ago

Or look at it this way... rank the recruiting classes of all teams with a losing record last year, and I think we'd possibly be the #1 class in the country.

How's that for a 'glass is half full' point of view?

David Robinett 9 years, 3 months ago

Yes Hailtoku, Rome was not built in a day. We gotta start somewhere, and this is an excellent start. It's unrealistic to think Vince Lombardi could pull in a top 10 recruiting class starting from our current position.

JayhawkBigXII 9 years, 3 months ago

Even the Gill nay-sayers have one thing in common with Jayhawk Nation. Deep down, we all want him to succeed for the good of KU football. Gill has a solid class coming in, good enough to at least compete with mid-conference teams. Let's see if he can coach and motivate these kids to over-achieve... and get us a bowl.

justanotherfan 9 years, 3 months ago

The difference between this class and a lot of prior classes is that this class is built on speed.

Other than the offensive linemen and the kicker, every single recruit we signed runs very well for his position. The defensive ends do. The linebackers do. The defensive backs do. The running backs do. The quarterbacks do. The athletes do.

Let's go over that again.

EVERY. SINGLE. GUY. IS. FAST.

Last year, our defense wasn't able to fly to the ball, in part due to a new system, in part because we simply didn't have tons of speed on that side of the ball.

We just got 13 new guys that can change that.

Last year, we couldn't make big plays on offense. Part of that was because of the inconsistent line play. Another part of that was that we only had a couple of home run threats. Now though, let somebody miss a tackle in space on Darrian Miller, or Dreamius Smith. Let somebody not seal the corner with one of those guys and see what happens.

Speed on offense turns a three yard gain into an eight yard run. It can turn a 14 yard catch into a 45 yard touchdown.

On defense, it means that they have to account for everyone. If you watched the tape of those defensive players, all of them, especially the defensive ends, pursued very well. Last year, if you didn't block our backside D end, you were okay because they didn't run guys down. This year, if you don't block that guy, he can still pursue the play and make a tackle, or cut off the cutback lane.

Frankly, we have been too slow the last three years (ever since the Orange Bowl year). Mangino never made speed a priority. Gill has clearly made it his #1 recruitment priority.

DevilHawk 9 years, 3 months ago

We also couldn't get the ball to our play-makers consistently - except Sims, who got it at the hand-off.

We need significantly improved play at QB, and we are going absolutely nowhere this year unless we get that.

HawkBBall 9 years, 3 months ago

Curious how many are able to report for Spring ball?

lv_jhwk 9 years, 3 months ago

Just the ones who already enrolled for the spring semester...Berglund, Miller, Admire, Green.

Ryan Shelton 9 years, 3 months ago

When it comes to recruiting, character is huge.

Interesting reading: if any of you saved your Athlon College Football magazine from this past season, check out the page that summarizes the top 40 recruits from the class of 2005.

Of the 40 "Top Prospects" in 2005, only 16 of them were drafted by NFL teams! These are the best of the best, mind you, and only 40% of them were sure bets for the NFL! Now there are a few that signed free agent contracts, which might pan out, but check out how many screwed up with drugs, robberies, or other illegal activities. So many talented kids now in prison. So many couldn't hack it at the big school, had personality conflicts, ego issues, relocating to small schools, bouncing around from program to program.

The fact is that character counts just as much as ability on the football field where everyone is dependent on each other doing their duties and egos get checked in at the door. Hurrah to Coach Gill! I think in a few years we will see that this recruiting class of his plays much bigger than anyone expects!

Saad Saifeddine 9 years, 3 months ago

Vote for Tyrel Reed jayhawks. He's currently the leading candidate for the Lowe's Senior Class Award. http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/mens_basketball_2010-11/

gchawk 9 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for the reminder. I voted one time at work and another at home, good to have a little free time!

KGphoto 9 years, 3 months ago

Wow, he overtook Lighty, of 10 million student Ohio St.

I'm impressed!

KGphoto 9 years, 3 months ago

Two things:

  1. I think coming from a winning program is great. Not so much because they "know how to win" but rather that they aren't used to losing. Whether it's position competition or gameday competition, many of these guys will lose for the first time, they won't like that feeling, and they will drive themselves to win. And the more guys like that you have, the better chance you have of finding the hidden All-American. I can definitely see what Gill is seeing re: the practice competition.

  2. Nobody is really talking about this because of all the (IMO) silly class rankings, but the thing that really excites me about this class is that he seemed to get almost all of the guys he offered to. Maybe because it hasn't been as widely reported who we lost, I don't know. But this class seems to be very close to his ideal 27-29 guys. Hence the tiniest (and first) little smile he's cracked since he's been in Lawrence.

Whatever happens, this season's team will have Turner Gill's stamp all over it. These are the guys he wanted to build with. They'll be better in the second year, but we will see how he wants to play this year.

Two more things:

Can't Wait!!... Can't Wait!!

KGphoto 9 years, 3 months ago

Wow! That's quite a list. I'm not a subscriber to any scout sites so I never knew how many guys he offered to. That's pretty cool to see.

Wonder why LJW never posted this list. Or did they and I missed it?

Do you have any list from past years? Mangino years? I'd like to see if he who all he was offering to.

Thanks for posting that.

DevilHawk 9 years, 3 months ago

I don't subscribe for Scout or Rivals either.

You can pull up the other years by: (1) Follow the link; (2) Click on "Modify Existing Search" (left side, just above the list); (3) Under "Player Criteria" change the "Class Year"

Simply set the "Class Year"; "School Preference" to "Kansas"; "Interest Level" to "Any Interest"; and "Offered?" to "Only Offered."

KGphoto 9 years, 3 months ago

THAT... is awesome. Can't believe I've never seen this before. 40 times and everything. Thx again.

texashawk10 9 years, 3 months ago

Julius Green isn't listed in KU's 2011 class on Rivals, but with his size right now he would probably be low 4 star high 3 star (5.8-5.7 range) and would potentially push KU's class into the top 30 and potentially ahead of Texas A&M and Oklahoma St up to 4th in the Big 12.

Overall, this is a very good class considering the season KU had and it's great that three potentially immediate high impact players are already on campus and will go through spring ball. Berglund will have a great shot at winning the QB job and Julius Green will have a chance to be a big time playmaker from day 1 with the extra year of physical development he's been able to benefit from. I don't think Miller will be as big an impact player because KU is already loaded at RB and already has a couple of speed guys, but we'll see what happens with him. This class has great building blocks for the future and I'm really excited to see what this class can start doing in 2012 and 2013.

Steve Grimm 9 years, 3 months ago

We have our first evidence that Gill can possibly recruit.

Now, we will find out if he can coach.

Yeah, yeah, No new coach should be judged by his first year. But based on how ill-prepared and out-coached KU was last year, it has to be a worry.

Starting on year 2 - and now with 27 of HIS kids - let's just see what direction he can really take us.

Kirk 9 years, 3 months ago

Not so. Next year we still have the excuse that it's too soon for Gill to show impact. Notice everyone is saying the new players won't have an effect till later: two, three, four, five, ten years from now.

Gill doesn't need to coach well on the field. The speedy talent will handle all that. And in a couple years, KU no longer be in a BCS conference anyway, so the games won't all be so hard.

DCSven 9 years, 3 months ago

Could we have two coaches that fit any better, than Gill and Self, with KU? Rock Chalk!

jayhawkintexas 9 years, 3 months ago

I can think of a few that fit better than Gill.

ahpersecoachingexperience 9 years, 3 months ago

Hahaha! Not good when your recruiting ranking is higher than the amount of wins

David Robinett 9 years, 3 months ago

34 is ahead of Penn State, Miami, and further down West Virginia!

yovoy 9 years, 3 months ago

I'm excited to see how this all plays out. I know we're going to be young, and we'll likely get manhandled due to our young squad if we have a bunch of them playing. That said, it's always been interesting to me that most of the "premier" teams, or the teams that get to sit at the big-kids table have at least one frosh phenom. Sims was sort of like that last year, but certain teams seem to always have a 1st-year guy that is amazing. I'd like to see us have one (or more) of those guys here. I want to hear the announcers a-k'ing a young playmaker from our U week in and week out.

I haven't watched any of the clips of the guys we have coming, so the question is do we have a guy like that or do we have a bunch? The best thing about frosh is that they become sophomores, so the year after '11 looks like it might be fun, but I don't want to wait.

jayhawkintexas 9 years, 3 months ago

I think it was the no names on the backs of jerseys and no babes after 10:00 pm that was the selling point to these recruits. Who wouldn't sign with those conditions?

KU_FanSince75 9 years, 3 months ago

Can't wait until football season to see how these guys contribute! Rock chalk!

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