Fresh off landing one of the better recruiting classes in recent memory, Charlie Weis is kicking things off in style for 2014. On Saturday it was reported that Kansas City runningback prospect Traevohn Wrench has given a verbal pledge to Charlie Weis and the Jayhawks.
Wrench is a 6' 185 pound four star running back prospect out of Gardner Edgerton High in Gardner Kansas just outside of Olathe. Wrench is a fringe Rivals250 type of player and will be one of the top players in the state of Kansas this year. The State of Kansas has a loaded class this year and landing a player like Wrench could help build momentum with other instate prospects. Kansas will be battling some major programs to keep these players close to home and keeping Wrench in the fold will likely be a battle in itself if he has a solid senior season.
As a sophomore Wrench ran for over 2400 yards and this past season he surpassed 2200 yards while scoring 25 touchdowns. Wrench will be stepping into the Jayhawk program that has had some success with their ground attack and he'll be stepping into a backfield that will be looking to replace James Sims who wraps up his eligibility this coming Fall.
Wrench kicks off an important class for Weis as he now will look to transition from a junior college heavy class in 2013, to a mix of impact players and a foundation for the future in 2014. Wrench can provide both.