The dominoes continue to fall for Mark Mangino and the Kansas coaching staff. Today the Jayhawks added a little help at a key position and help that comes from a familiar place.
Calvin Rubles visited Kansas over the past weekend and after talking things over and an in home visit from some of the coaching staff he was ready to make his decision. Rubles a junior college cornerback out of Tyler Texas has given his commitment to play the remainder of his college days with the Kansas Jayhawks.
For those who aren’t familiar with Rubles he is a 6’2” 180 pound corner with 4.4 speed. He played his high school ball at a school and with another player that will probably be quite familiar to many Jayhawk fans. Berkner High School in Texas is not only the starting point for Rubles but also for former Jayhawk and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer rookie Aquib Talib. Besides sharing a school in common fans will also notice both Talib and Rubles have very similar measurables. Now the next step is determining what help Rubles can provide to a secondary that faces some of the most potent offenses in the country.
The addition is no question a welcome sign for a defense looking to improve in the 2009 season and another solid pickup for Coach Mangino.
I'm still working on setting up a an opportunity to talk further with Dent and now Rubles and hopefully we can get something scheduled in the coming week. If not it will be something I'll look to near signing day.