Campus Corner

KU adds juco offensive linemen to the fold

Updated: 2012-12-13T23:11:04Z

By Rustin Dodd

The Kansas City Star

Kansas added another football commitment on Thursday as junior college offensive lineman Mike Smithburg announced his decision to attend KU.

Smithburg, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound guard from Iowa Western Community College, became the second offensive lineman to commit to Kansas this week. Zach Fondal, a 6-5, 295-pound offensive lineman from Navarro Junior College (Corsicana, Texas), picked KU over Arkansas and Texas Tech, according to

The decisions come on the heels of the commitment of Marquel Combs, a highly-recruited defensive tackle out of Pierce Community College (Calif.), on Tuesday. Smithburg, an all-conference selection at Iowa Western, becomes the 19th commitment for KU and coach Charlie Weis, according to That number includes 13 from the juco ranks.

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