LAWRENCE — Kansas coach Charlie Weis made the most of his bye week, picking up a commitment from high school wide receiver Bobby Hartzog on Saturday morning, according to Rivals.com.
By RUSTIN DODD
The Kansas City Star
Hartzog, a senior at Westside High in Houston, is rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals and also had scholarship offers from Houston, Iowa State, Utah and Tulane, among others. He previously committed to Utah last spring, before flipping his choice to Houston. But each time, he re-opened his recruitment.
“It is definitely a relief for me because now I don’t feel like I will have to do too much,” Hartzog told John Kirby of Rivals.com. “I can just relax and play football.”
Hartzog, 5-11 and 182 pounds, is the ninth commitment in the Jayhawks’ 2014 recruiting class. He has piled up 507 yards receiving and six touchdowns through four games for Houston-Westside, while also displaying an ability to be physical on the outside. According to Rivals, KU receivers coach Rob Ianello scouted Hartzog in person on the Friday night before KU played at Rice earlier this month.
And after discussing Kansas all week with his parents, Hartzog felt it was the right to commit to Weis and the KU staff.
“We all decided that Kansas was the best school for me,” Hartzog told Rivals. “I have looked up a lot about Kansas online. There are a lot of resources, and I was able to find out a lot about the school and the football program. I felt like it was the best place for me to commit.”
Here are the nine high school players on KU’s commitment list:
RB Traevohn Wrench (Gardner Edgerton/Gardner, Kan.); LB Kyron Watson (East St. Louis); OL Jacob Bragg (Nacogdoches, Texas); S Joe Dineen (Free State/Lawrence); CB Andre Maloney (SM West/Overland Park); WR Tyler Patrick (The Woodlands, Texas); DE Austin Stevens (Montclair, N.J.); OL Apa Visinia (Grandview, Mo.)