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June 2, 2012The Kansas coaches returned to the office after a long, grind on the road recruiting. That doesn't mean the recruiting work is over. As a matter of fact the grind continues in the office.
Covering the United States
The Kansas coaches racked up quite a few Frequent Flier miles in May. The day after the spring game the coaches hit the road for spring recruiting. They covered all areas of the United State from New Jersey to Florida to Hawaii.
That's right, even Hawaii. That is a state that Charlie Weis recruited when he was at Notre Dame. Sources have told Jayhawk Slant Weis is well-known on the islands.
The coaches concluded their work on the road and returned to the office on Wednesday.
Off to the film room
The coaches immediately returned to start watching film to breakdown which players they want to present to the staff and Weis for scholarship offers.
On Friday morning Weis met with the offensive staff to go over offensive linemen. In the afternoon he met with the defensive staff to watch film on defensive linemen.
The work will continue through the weekend. On Saturday Weis watched film on the defensive skill recruits with the staff. Sunday he will do the same with the offensive skill players. Recruiting coordinator Rob Ianello sits in all of the recruiting meetings with Weis.
Time to offer scholarships
After Weis and the assistant coaches have watched film together, the decision to extend a scholarship is next. Once all the facts have been combed over, Weis will make the call whether a recruit lands a Jayhawk offer.
Kansas coaches reach out to recruits to inform them they have an offer. With NCAA rules in place they reach them through Facebook, emails, or the high school coach. They can't make a direct call to a recruit. Recruits are given the word Weis has approved an offer.
Weis adds a personal touch to the offer. He likes to speak with every recruit. When there is a busy period of offers he might not be able to get every recruit on the phone the day they receive an offer. But within days the plan is for recruits to speak with the Jayhawks head man to finalize the offer.
The focus isn't just for the 2013 class. The staff knows the importance of the current class but they are also evaluating prospects for 2014.
Kansas fans should pay close attention because Weis may be approving several offers in the upcoming days.