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Basehor-Linwood tight end Ben Johnson commits to KU football

February 23, 2012


Ben Johnson, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound junior tight end from Basehor-Linwood High School, has orally committed to the Kansas football team, is reporting.

Johnson is the first KU football commit of the class of 2013.

"I have grown up a Kansas fan," Johnson told "I'm a Kansas guy and I have always liked the area. I just needed to think about everything. I talked with my family and knew Kansas is where I wanted to be."

Johnson received a scholarship offer from KU on Wednesday. He needed just one day to think about it before calling coach Charlie Weis to commit Thursday evening.

During his junior year, Johnson caught 56 passes for 956 yards and 12 touchdowns. lists Johnson the top tight end prospect in Kansas for the 2013 class.


Joe Hyde 6 years, 1 month ago

A 6-foot-6, 225 lb. high school junior -- repeat, junior -- playing the tight end position.

His opponents across the scrimmage line during his senior year season all have my deepest sympathy. I'm so grateful that during my junior high school and high school years I was a skinny little shrimp who never played football.

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