This weekend Coach Mangino, the coaching staff and players will host several key recruits for the 2009 class. As reported on JayhawkSlant.com the December 19th visit list includes some big names for what could be a great class for the Jayhawks.
Ronnie Wingo and Toben Opurum are both 4-Star running backs and bigger backs that would compliment already committed Deshaun Sands. Wingo is more of the athletic type back and has already visited Missouri with further intentions of officials to Illinois, Arkansas and possibly one more. Opurum is a big physical back and has already visited Notre Dame and Purdue. I did chat with him briefly this week and it looks like this might be his final visit. The two other schools that he mentioned might see a visit were Arkansas and Florida although both are looking less likely.
The other big target for Kansas is 6'5" Arlington Texas receiver Chris Omigie. This will be his final official after visiting several schools including fellow Big 12 schools Nebraska and Baylor.
Several other names have floated around including Tevin Mims, Tracy Moore, Terrel Williams and several junior college prospects but it appears many are up in the air at this point. I'll be digging around next week and will try to provide further updates as we get into a slower time around the bowl game but it goes without saying that there will surely be a few surprises and it could be a good weekend for the future of Kansas football.