John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE
Kansas Adds Another Wideout in Ishmael Hyman
Kansas added it's second wideout commitment of the day when Ishmael Hyman committed to Kansas this evening. Jayhawkslant.com reported last night that Hyman was close to a decision, and this evening he has pulled the trigger and committed to Charlie Weis and the Jayhawks.
It's been an interesting week for the Jayhawks and as the number of available scholarships continues to dwindle, the momentum seems to continue to pick up. So far Charlie Weis has gone about his recruiting efforts by targeting junior college prospects at the most obvious positions of need. The Jayhawks have added players to the defensive front seven, the defensive backfield, the offensive line and most recently the receiving corps. Hyman's commitment continues to address the need at wideout, but for this one Kansas went back to the high school well for a player they think can compete early.
Hyman's offer list includes Kansas, Purdue, Syracuse, Boston College and Rutgers. The 6' 170 pound New Jersey prospect scored 10 touchdowns as a wideout and also returned kicks and punts in 2012. This is the second year that Kansas has used the East coast connections of Weis to expand the recruiting blueprint and they've done so on more than one occasion.
Hyman's commitment puts Kansas at 22 for the 2013 recruiting class. It is expected that the Jayhawks will sign 27 so that leaves 5 spots on the board. Kansas will most likely look to add one or two more to the offensive line, a potential impact rush end in Chris Martin, perhaps another wideout and then the best available on the board. It's been a pretty wild recruiting ride, but if appears to be very productive at the moment. Time will tell, but the work done on the recruiting trail is impressive when you consider that Kansas is coming off of a 1-11 season.