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Keeston Terry Weighs in on the Hiring of Turner Gill

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UPDATE: Last night I spoke with Keeston regarding the coaching staff changes and the loss of his lead recruiter Clint Bowen. His response:

"I think i am still going to check Missouri out but I'm definitely happy Coach Beaty stayed.  I wish Coach Bowen could have had the opportunity to stay but things happen.  The rest of the staff being let go didn't really change anything with me. I kind of felt that Coach Gill was going to clean house coming in, but I still have my position coach from what it sounds like so I'm happy."

Not 100% certain where this leaves Keeston since he is taking the visit, but I think when it's all said and done he'll likely be a Jayhawk.

Monday Turner Gill was announced as the newest coach for the Kansas Jayhawk football team.  During his opening remarks Gill proclaimed one of his top priorities with Kansas was to recruit and most Kansas fans are eager to see what Gill brings to the table in that regard.  However, before Coach Gill can wrap up the class, he must first retain the existing Kansas commitments.

One name on the list is Blue Springs product and one of the higher rated recruits currently committed in Keeston Terry.  Terry originally committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers before switching over to Kansas early in the season.  Now with Kansas in a bit of transition Terry remains committed to the Jayhawks but might take one final visit. 

When asked his impressions of Gill, Terry commented, "I heard Coach Gill is a very intelligent and good man. I think he'll get the program back to where it was when we won the Orange Bowl. I'm excited to get to know him and the new staff. I think it is a good fresh start for the program." 

Now in terms of recruitment and whether Terry intends to stick with Kansas he explained, "I still want to be a Jayhawk. I might take an official visit to Mizzou this weekend. My heart is leading me to KU and the trip to Mizzou is more just to make sure Kansas is where I want to be. If Coach Gill decides to meet with me sometime this week before the dead period then I'll cancel my trip to Columbia and plan on heading to Lawrence"

Talking with Terry he said that his commitment to Kansas is "99.9% a sure thing."  More than anything his visit to Missouri is in case something doesn't work out with the new staff or he doesn't feel there is a fit.  If Terry has a chance to sit with them and put to rest any uncertainty, the Missouri visit likely won't happen.  "I want to be Jayhawk," Terry added.

Terry also mentioned that since the hire he has been in contact with Coach Bowen who discussed the hiring of Coach Long, the offense Kansas will likely run and the possibility that both Coach Bowen and Coach Beatty could remain on staff.  Terry said Bowen didn't know anything at this point but he was hoping to remain if possible and was hoping to know something very soon.