Charlie Weis is introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Kansas on Dec. 9, 2011.
Photographer: Matt Reeb/KSHB
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LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Kansas Jayhawks clearly need some help on the gridiron. So, Charlie Weis went out in search of players that could make an immediate impact. The result was a recruiting class loaded with junior college transfers.
Weis announced the signing of 25 scholarship players and one preferred walk on. The class includes 18 junior college transfers.
"You want to work where you are taking less JUCO guys and more high school guys. We all know that there are multiple holes to fill here. That's no big secret, but you only get those guys for two years."
The Jayhawks added four players from the Kansas City area, including two high school quarterbacks.
2013 SIGNING CLASS
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Exp. Hometown (Previous School)
Kellen Ash LB 6-3 194 Fr. HS Manchester, Mo. (Parkway South High School)
Joey Bloomfi eld OL 6-6 305 Fr. HS Louisville, Ky. (Ballard High School)
Andrew Bolton DL 6-3 280 Jr. JC Bolton, Miss. (Hinds Community College)
Rodriguez Coleman WR 6-3 195 Jr. JC Cincinnati, Ohio (Garden City Community College)
Marquel Combs DL 6-3 310 Jr. JC Memphis, Tenn. (Pierce College)
Montell Cozart QB 6-2 180 Fr. HS Kansas City, Mo. (Bishop Miege High School)
Jordan Darling QB 6-4 226 Fr. HS Overland Park, Kan. (Shawnee Mission East High School)
Samson Faifi li LB 6-0 240 Jr. JC Taylorsville, Utah (American River College)
Zach Fondal OL 6-5 290 Jr. JC Pasadena, Texas (Navarro College)
Ngalu Fusimalohi OL 6-3 300 Jr. JC Daly City, Calif. (City College of San Francisco)
Colton Goeas LB 6-2 245 Fr. HS Mililani, Hawaii (St. Louis High School)
Ishmael Hyman WR 6-0 170 Fr. HS Manalapan, N.J. (St. John Vianney High School)
Marcus Jenkins-Moore LB 6-3 210 Jr. JC Louisville, Ky. (Pierce College)
Ben Johnson TE 6-5 230 Fr. HS Basehor, Kan. (Basehor Linwood High School)
Isaiah Johnson DB 6-1 210 So. JC Cary, N.C. (Iowa Western Community College)
Tedarian Johnson DL 6-3 260 Jr. JC Jackson, Miss. (Hinds Community College)
Chris Martin DL 6-4 260 Jr. JC Oakland, Calif. (City College of San Francisco)
Dexter McDonald DB 6-1 205 Jr. JC Kansas City, Mo. (Butler Community College)
Ty McKinney DL 6-3 310 Jr. JC Weatherford, Texas (Trinity Valley Community College)
Trevor Pardula P/K 6-5 210 Jr. JC San Jose, Calif. (De Anza College)
Cassius Sendish DB 6-2 185 Jr. JC Waldorf, Md. (Arizona Western College)
Kevin Short DB 6-2 185 Jr. JC Florissant, Mo. (Fort Scott Community College)
Michael Smithburg OL 6-3 300 Jr. JC Fairfi eld, Iowa (Iowa Western Community College)
Colin Spencer HB 5-10 180 Fr. HS Dallas, Texas (Woodrow Wilson High School)
Mark Thomas WR 6-0 210 Jr. JC Jamaica, N.Y. (Nassau Community College)
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