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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Offensive lineman Apa Visinia orally commits to KU football

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Apa Visinia, a 6-foot-4, 375-pound offensive lineman from Grandview (Mo.) High School, has orally committed to the Kansas University football team, he announced on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon.

Visinia took an unofficial visit to KU on Wednesday and committed at the end of his trip, according to Rivals.com.

"It was love at first sight," Visinia told JayhawkSlant.com's Jon Kirby. "I loved being around the coaching staff and I knew Kansas was the right place for me and I committed."

Though Visinia had received interest from other schools, KU was the first to offer him a scholarship. The senior-to-be, who is currently unranked by Rivals, is KU's sixth commitment for the class of 2014.

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Terry N Tom Denner 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Missouri trolls on the KC Star are down playing this kid as being worthless and that he was only recruited by KU and Missouri St. MU , Iowa, Neb & KST was interested in this kid also. Great recruit for KU. This kid will be considered by the end of this year as high as a 4 star. Welcome to Kansas Apa.

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Doug Merrill 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Journalism style books insist on "oral" so - although you apparently havent noticed this before - you have not ever seen "verbal" in the LJW in this context.

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guppypunkhead 10 months ago

I think in the headline you meant to use the world "verbally"...

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Reuben_J_Cogburn 10 months ago

uh...great. But if he's so huge, why is he not ranked?

If he doesn't even merit a star, why would we be excited?

And who are the other schools interested? UMKC? Wichita State? Southwest Eastern North Missouri College? University of Phoenix Online?

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NebraskaJayhawk 10 months ago

House Payment = 700.00 Car payments = 300.00 Utilities = 200.00 Grocery Bill = 1500.00

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Dirk Medema 10 months ago

ESPN has him at 6-3, 396. Guessing that Rivals is updated, and shows movement in the right direction.

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gchawk 10 months ago

This kid definitely falls under the category of "full growd".

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JJHAWK 10 months ago

Coach Weis is really following his stated strategy of trying hard to get the players close in. Wouldn't be a bit surprised to see this guy as a two year starter after time in the weight and training program at KU.

Where linemen are concerned wouldn't be a bit surprised to learn that that our former pro-center coach has a lot of input into their evaluation.

RCJH

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JHWKDW 10 months ago

Good Job KU and HCCW! Keep em coming. Rock Chalk.

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ahpersecoachingexperience 10 months ago

Son, grab a red shirt and get to work!

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Jason Keller 10 months ago

Not ranked by rivals? Ain't nobody got time for that!

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phog1004 10 months ago

yup, reminds me of Aslam Sterling, when he came in around 6'5" and 360 lbs. Was a beast at times, but struggled a bit to be consistantly effective as he was always winded. Then Holsopple got ahold of him, and now he is down to 315, and replaced a lot of fat with muscle, and is supposedly a beast and much more mobile now.

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TheStonesSuck 10 months ago

He'll lose 75 lbs of fat, replace it with 25 lbs of muscle and be a beast.

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Andy Hess 10 months ago

Jeeeeezus! That kid's a hoss. He's gonna have to drop some of that weight though...

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