I know we haven't even wrapped up the 2009 class yet and the 2010 season seems a long way out. Regardless scout.com has release their Top 100 of 2010 and I thought it might be of interest. This particular article is free to anyone and there are some interesting prospects in the state of Kansas and around the Kansas City area that Coach Mangino will be looking to reel in. Here is a quick high level summary.
Justin McCay 5 Star WR out of Bishop Miege HS in the Kansas City area. The 6.3' 200 pounder has great size, great speed and has been to Lawrence a couple of times already. Although it's very early and there are some big names involved Kansas appears to be a serious option.
Blake Bell is a 4 star quarterback out of the Wichita area. Mark Mangino hasn't had the best fortune in the city that has produced a lot of instate talent in recent years but again it would appear Bell will give KU a shot. At 6'6" 215 pounds Kansas will see serious competition to gain Bell's services and as a prototypical NFL prospect at the quarterback spot Bell would be a huge pickup for Kansas.
Keeston Terry a 4 star WR out of Blue Springs is the son of a former Jayhawk Doug Terry.
I had a chance to chat with Terry briefly tonight and he said Kansas will obviously get a look since both his parents and high school coach attended there. In terms of what is most important to him in selecting a school Terry said, "My relationship with the coaches, where they want me on the field and where I stack up in the depth chart." He did make sure to point out that the last one isn't as big of a deal because he fully expects to earn his spot on the field and isn't expecting anything to be given to him.
Clint Bowen will be the lead recruiter for Terry who right now has a preliminary list of Kansas, Missouri, Kansas State, North Carolina, Florida State, Iowa and most recently Alabama.