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Kansas trying to land former SMU commitment LaGerald Vick for 2015 hoops class

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.

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.

To reach Rustin Dodd, call 816-234-4937 or send email to rdodd@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rustindodd.

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