Kansas University's football team received a oral commitment from Deshaun Sands, a 5-foot-9 running back out of Coconut Creek, Fla.
Sands is the youngest son of former KU running back Tony Sands, one of the Jayhawks' most decorated running backs ever. Deshaun spent the first few years of his life in Lawrence and stayed a KU fan ever since - even watching Monday's national-championship basketball game betwen Kansas and Memphis.
"He was screaming through the whole house," Tony Sands said with a laugh.
Deshaun Sands has enjoyed a decorated prep career at Monarch High to this point, but always told his friends that his "dream offer" would be Kansas. He received it and quickly committed, becoming the Jayhawks' first commitment in the 2009 class.
"He's very excited," Tony Sands said. "It's been a dream for him that he was looking for all his life."
Deshaun Sands plans to graduate from high school early and enroll at KU in time for spring football in 2009.
For more on Sands' commitment, check back to KUSports.com or read Friday's Journal-World.