Taylor Swift's surprise visit raises ruckus on KU campus; OP guy makes a "connection"

Taylor Swift

had wanted to make a quiet, low-key visit to the KU campus on Monday to visit her best friend, she probably shouldn't have chosen to sit in on a "Media and Society" class.

But she did, and within minutes, her fans knew she was in town.

Here's what happened according to Kayla Regan, a writer for the school's University Daily Kansan.

"The class started at 2:15 p.m. By 2:30, a crowd of more than 20 people gathered in the back rows of the auditorium hoping to catch a glimpse of the starlet. Swift was on campus visiting her friend,

Abigail Anderson

, Hendersonville, Tenn., freshman, who is on the swim team.

"Anderson said it was obvious Swift had a lot of fans on campus."

Ya think? While Swift sat patiently through journalism professor

Chuck Marsh

's lecture, word spread by electronic wildfire - texts, Facebook statuses and Tweets - that the songstress was in Jayhawk country.

By the end of the class, more than 50 people were waiting for her in the lobby outside the lecture hall. Accompanied by a man presumed to be a bodyguard, she signed autographs and posed for photos with her adoring fans.

Overland Park freshman

Danny Woods

was right in there. “I’ll slip her my number. I wouldn’t expect anything today, but there’s a three-day grace period,” a confident Woods told the UDK.

He said he actually handed Swift his phone number, but her bodyguard ripped it up before she could read it. “She gave me a wink though,” Woods said. “Obviously there’s a connection there.”

Watch video of the visit here.

| Lisa Gutierrez, The Star