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Four-star running back Bourbon commits to Kansas

January 31, 2010

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Four-star running back prospect Brandon Bourbon has switched his commitment from Stanford to Kansas University and is expected sign with the Jayhawks on Wednesday's National Signing Day, according to Rivals.com.

Bourbon, from Potosi, Mo., had been committed to Stanford for six months, but changed his mind after taking an official visit to Lawrence and speaking with several Kansas coaches, including new running backs coach Reggie Mitchell.

"Coach Mitchell is my guy; we are pretty tight," Bourbon told Rivals. "I talked to him all the time. I also talked with coach Long, and I built a good relationship with the coaches. It wasn't a pressure situation. I was just talking with them and getting to know them."

The addition of Bourbon represents a welcome development for a program that had lost two four-star recruits since the departure of former Kansas coach Mark Mangino, including the recent defection of Hutchinson defensive end Geneo Grissom.

Bourbon, who is listed at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, is rated as the nation's No. 29 running back and received offers from Notre Dame, Missouri, Kansas State and BYU.

The Jayhawks now have 18 known commitments in the Class of 2010.

Comments

lelopaul 4 years, 10 months ago

Good for KU. Not too surprised recruiting suffered a bit this year with the Mangino fiasco.

heybluekc 4 years, 10 months ago

cheeseburger??? "The Perkins fiasco?

Get over it dude. Lew is generating money so KU can compete with the OU's and Texas. You think he is a dummy? Then look at the success the coaches are having at U CONN. If you dont want to win then root for Iowa State or Baylor.

Drew Alan 4 years, 10 months ago

Iowa State's not a good example... I know we beat them but they went to and won a bowl game... while we all know what happened to our football season...

jaywalker 4 years, 10 months ago

Always has to be one like cheeseburger.

Great get, Coach. Here's to many more. Welcome to Kansas, Brandon! You won't regret it!

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