Time to take a breath.I'm a happy man!All midyear NLI's signed, sealed, and delivered!Hoping for more good news tonight.— Coach Charlie Weis (@CoachWeisKansas) December 19, 2012
Today marked the first day that junior college transfers could sign on the dotted line and make official any commitment they have made to their chosen football program. This marks an especially important day for Kansas who has capitalized on junior college recruiting on the way to landing a potentially top 30 recruiting class following Charlie Weis' opening season, a season in which the Jayhawks finished just 1-11.
Today has the potential to mark a big leap forward for the Jayhawk program and could be the first important step to getting the program on the right track. Marquel Combs, the nations top rated JUCO prospect, is one of those expected to sign and he has been instrumental in pushing the Kansas bandwagon to any and all that will listen.
Charlie Weis and the Jayhawks have signed 10 junior college players who are all set to arrive for the second semester in January. Cassius Sendish, Ty McKinney, Tedarian Johnson, Mike Smithburg, Chris Martin, Marquel Combs, Dexter McDonald, Zach Fondal, Trevor Pardula and Ngala Fusimalohi all signed with the Jayhawks and will be on campus for Spring football.
Charlie Weis is expected to comment on the players either today or tomorrow but the fact that Kansas has added so much in the way of junior college talent is encouraging. What's more encouraging is that these are players that have their house in order enough that they can come to Kansas mid year and start practicing/training with the team this Spring. It's one thing to add talent that shows up in August, that becomes a crapshoot. Add talent that can come in 7 months before Fall camp and you have an opportunity to dramatically improve your success rate with this type of player.
As for Charlie Weis and his tweet mentioning more good news tonight, that might pertain to Josiah St. John who has indicated that he will commit today to a program. If Kansas adds him, they will have addressed the offensive line in a big way this offseason.