Monday, April 2, 2012
Kansas' QB line stretches even further
By ESPN.com staff
You've got to hand it to new Kansas coach Charlie Weis: The man is making a priority out of quarterbacks.
Get a good one, and everything else looks a little bit better.
The Jayhawks should have a good one for a long while under Weis. Montell Cozart, the Gatorade Player of the Year in 2011 in Kansas gave Weis a commitment, according to multiple reports.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound dual-threat passer hails from Bishop Miege in the Kansas City metroplex; the same school where current KU receiver Justin McCay and Jayhawks offensive line coach Tim Grunhard have roots.
For Kansas, who has struggled at the quarterback position since Todd Reesing graduated in 2009, it's another welcome sign at quarterback. Dayne Crist is the presumed starter for 2012, and after the Notre Dame transfer exhausts his eligibility, BYU transfer Jake Heaps looks poised to grab the job.
That would leave a window open for Cozart to compete in 2015, when he could be a redshirt sophomore and start for three years.
He threw for 2,448 yards and 31 touchdowns and ran for for 550 yards last season. Cozart had offers from West Virginia, Minnesota, Northern Illinois and had interest from others. His commitment gives Weis two pledges for the 2013 class.