Per KansasGridiron.com, Root is the 20th-best prospect in the state of Kansas. He played both TE and LB in high school, and as a junior was named First Team Kansas 3A All-State, Wichita All-Metro, and First Team All-League. A big senior year saw him get his first D1 scholarship offers, and this fall he’ll be looking to earn some playing time out of a linebacker corps that, while crowded, could easily see some movement in the depth chart.
Weight: 220 lbs
Hometown: Wichita, KS
High School: Wichita Collegiate
Rating: #92 LB per 247Sports
247 Sports Composite: 3-star
Other offers: Air Force, Colgate
Other interest: Kansas State, Northern Colorado