Kansas has apparently zeroed in on another late recruiting target in the 2015 class.
The latest name to surface: LaGerald Vick, a former SMU recruit who backed out of his verbal commitment last weekend.
Vick, a 6-foot-5 wing, revealed Tuesday on his Twitter account that Kansas had extended a scholarship offer.
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Vick is an interesting prospect for a couple reasons. Originally a member of the 2015 class, Vick committed to SMU and planned to spend the 2015-16 season at a prep school.
Now those plans might have changed. Vick is also reportedly receiving interest from Kentucky, and any academic concerns that played a role in his his prep school plans may have subsided.
Eric Bossi, Rivals’ national recruiting analyst, has described Vick as a “natural scorer” and “long athlete” who will need to add strength and refine his skill-set at the next level. Vick, a native of Memphis, is currently listed at 175 pounds.
Here is some video highlight of Vick on the summer circuits:
Kansas has two scholarships available for its 2015 recruiting class. And with a slew of backcourt players returning, including Wayne Selden, Svi Mykhailiuk, Devonte’ Graham and Frank Mason, the Jayhawks would have room for a player who would need some time to develop.
The Jayhawks are also reportedly still recruiting Tevin Mack, a former VCU commit who re-opened his recruitment after Shaka Smart left VCU for Texas. Mack, a native of Dreher, S.C., is considering Georgia, Texas and Kansas.