Charlie Weis Announces 2013 Recruiting Class
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas head football coach Charlie Weis was pleased to announce his 2013 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon. Weis, along with his staff, put together a class that includes 25 signees and one preferred walk on.
Kansas received signatures from 10 of its 25 signees during the mid-year signing period in December and added an early enrollee, in halfback Colin Spencer (Dallas, Texas/Woodrow Wilson HS), in January. On Wednesday morning 14 more prospects faxed in their scholarship papers to bring the total number to 25.
Also joining the program, but not signing a scholarship agreement, is preferred walk on, kicker Michael Mesh (Hutchinson, Kan./Hutchinson CC).
Kansas’ 2013 class includes 18 junior college transfers and eight high school signees. There are 13 defensive players, 11 offensive players and two specialists in the group. The class represents 15 different states, with four players hailing from Missouri. Kansas, California and Texas each contributed three new Jayhawks.
The Jayhawks signed two four-star players according to Rivals.com and ESPN in junior college defensive linemen Marquel Combs (Memphis, Tenn./Pierce College) and Chris Martin (Oakland, Calif./City College of San Francisco).
The Jayhawks open up their 15-practice spring practice slate on Tuesday, March 5, and the schedule will conclude with the 1 p.m., Spring Game on Saturday, April 13. The Jayhawks will get five practices in before taking a one-week hiatus for Spring Break, and then return for three-straight weeks of practice leading up to the contest.
Other important spring dates include: Hannah and Friends Football Clinic with Charlie Weis and the Kansas Football Team (Saturday, March 9), Kansas Football Coaches Clinic (Friday/Saturday, April 5-6) and the Train Like a Jayhawk Kid’s Clinic (Saturday, April 13).
Kansas will enter spring football returning 35 letterwinners and 12 starters from the 2012 season.