Lance Leipold has his quarterback.
The Kansas Jayhawks secured a determination on Thursday night from a few-star quarterback Kasen Weisman. The South Paulding Superior College signal caller selected the Jayhawks over offers from Liberty, Hawaii, Cal, Colorado State, and others.
Weisman spoke with Rivals about why he’ll be taking part in his faculty soccer in Lawrence.
On why he chose Kansas: “I imagine it just in good shape with my engage in fashion and the family composition about, the tradition they are making. I just fell in appreciate with it.”
On when Kansas available and the pursuit from the Jayhawks: “They provided me in mid-February. Then about late March, they started coming immediately after me hard. It was amazing. It was my next Energy Five. I was on a bus, essentially, going to a 7-on-7 event. We were being all just chatting about gives. Future detail you know, I obtained a random get in touch with. I was like, ‘Hello?’ He was like, ‘Man, I don’t have extensive, I’m about to go in a conference. I just desired to let you know you have an present to Kansas.’ I did not even know who the coach was at initial. I was like, ‘Uh, ok.’ It was great. It assisted that they had been one particular of the to start with types to pull the cause.”
On setting up a connection with the coaches: “The coaching personnel just obtained there very last year. …. No a person anticipated a new coaching team to get the 1st calendar year when they get there. When I went up there, you can undoubtedly see the culture they’re developing and things like that. Me and Mentor Z (Jim Zebrowski, quarterbacks), me and him are the identical man or woman. We received alongside genuinely nicely when I went up there for my check out. We clicked instantly. Then Coach Leipold (Lance Leipold, head coach), the head mentor, he’s 1 of the fastest head coaches in university football history to 100 wins. That coaching personnel is not used to losing. That is just one of the matters that I like. I feel they’re genuinely going to turn Kansas all-around into a profitable application in this article in the up coming couple several years.”
On Leipold: “Yeah, he was just emphasizing that he’s recruited a great deal of little ones in excess of his time coaching. He would like me to be the deal with of the plan more than the following two to 3 a long time when I get there. He thinks I’m heading to be the cause gentleman that aids them gain football online games. It was fairly interesting hearing that from him. But yeah, they’re not used to dropping. Exact same matter with me, I dislike getting rid of. I believe we click well with that. I surely consider they are going to switch the program around.”
On Zebrowski: “When I went there on my go to, they experienced a camp that night. I resolved, I went to camp with them. I assume he doesn’t test to alter into a person, a quarterback into who they are not. He just lets them engage in their game. Jalon Daniels, I observe him participate in. I imagine me and him type of engage in the similar way. He’s a playmaker. I believe that’s what I am way too. He’s not heading to change any mechanics, he’s just heading to instruct me the offense. When it is my transform to perform, he’s heading to put the performs in that most effective in good shape me. He’s not likely to modify anything at all I do or anything like that.”
On the staff’s vision for him: “We’re going to see what transpires. Jalon Daniels, the kid up there right now, he’s pretty solid. I never know, I consider he’s only got a single 12 months or two many years of eligibility but, not a great deal. After him, I’m hoping to be the dude. That is what they were emphasizing. You’ve just obtained to see what takes place when you get there. It’s possible I perform my freshman yr, I don’t know. I’m most likely heading to redshirt and discover the offense since they have a genuinely complex offense, and then hopefully my redshirt freshman year I’ll get started enjoying.”
On when he understood it would be Kansas: “I dedicated on Thursday (August 4) on a Zoom call with all of them. I instructed them. I probably realized about a 7 days and a 50 percent, two weeks in the past. Likely basically when I went up there. It wasn’t in concrete nonetheless, but it was like I could see myself actively playing here. It was awesome there, the campus is lovely. Every thing just fit great to what I was hunting for, a family sense, the tradition, anything like that. It was probably when I went on that visit.”
Weisman is a sign caller with a great deal of upside. He has the ability to make performs with the two his arm and his legs, building him a great healthy for Leipold’s offense. Weisman has bulked up above the earlier year and has home to continue on rising in advance of arriving in Lawrence future summer.
A solid senior year could guide to other plans knocking on Weisman’s doorway. But he told Rivals that, “Ideal now, I’m likely to commit and then I’m targeted on winning a condition championship.”