Kansas lands three-star QB Kasen Weisman
Lance Leipold has his quarterback.
Kansas Jayhawks secured a commitment on Thursday night from the three-star quarterback Kasen Weisman. Paulding South High School’s signal callers chose the Jayhawks over offers from Liberty, Hawaii, Cal, Colorado State, and elsewhere.
Weisman talked to Rivals about why he would be playing his college football in Lawrence.
About why he chose Kansas: “I think it suits my playstyle and the surrounding family structure, the culture they’re building. I just love it.”
Regarding the Kansas offer and pursuit from the Jayhawks: “They suggested me in mid-February. Then, around the end of March, they started pursuing me. That’s great. This is my second Power Five. Actually, I was taking the bus to attend an event. 7v7 tournament. We were all just talking about offers. The next thing you know, I got a random call. He was like, “Dude, I don’t have much time left. I’m going to a meeting. I just wanted to let you know you have an offer to go to Kansas.” At first, I didn’t even know who the coach was. That was great. That helped them be among the first to pull the trigger.”
About building relationships with coaches: “The coaching staff just got there last year.… Nobody expected a new coaching staff to win the first year when they got there. When I went up there you could definitely see the culture. that they’re building and stuff like that Me and Coach Z (Jim Zebrowski, midfielder), he and I are the same person. We got along really well when I went there to visit. We clicked on auto. Then Coach Leipold (Lance Leipold, head coach), head coach, he’s one of the fastest head coaches in college football history with 100 wins. The coaching staff is not used to losing. That’s one of the things that I like. I think they’re really going to make Kansas a winning show here in the next few years. ”
On Leipold: “Yes, he just emphasized that he recruited a lot of kids through his coaching period. He wanted me to be the face of the show for the next two to three years when I got there. He was. thought I was going to be the trigger man to help them win football games.It’s great to hear that from him.But yeah, they’re not used to losing.Me neither, I hate it. lost. I think we enjoyed that. I definitely think they’ll turn the show around.”
On Zebrowski: “When I got there during my visit, they were camping that night. I decided, I went camping with them. I think he wasn’t trying to change into someone, a quarter back or so. He’s just letting them play their game Jalon Daniels, I watch him play I think he and I are the same He’s a player so he won’t change any mechanics whatever I do or anything like that.”
About the employee’s vision for him: “We’ll see what happens. Jalon Daniels, the kid on it now, it’s pretty solid. I don’t know, I think he only had a year or two to qualify, not much. After him, I hope to be a guy. That’s what they are emphasizing. You just have to see what happens when you get there. Maybe I played my freshman year, I don’t know. I’ll probably go redshirt and learn to commit crimes because they have a really complicated offense, and then hope that my redshirt freshman will start playing. “
When he knew it would be Kansas: “I committed on Thursday (August 4) to a Zoom call with all of them. I told them. I could have known about a week and a half, two weeks ago. Maybe it really was when i’m up there concrete not yet but it feels like i’m playing here , everything like that. Probably when I went to visit there.”
Weisman is a signal caller with a lot of advantages. He is capable of making plays with both his arms and legs, making him a suitable target to attack Leipold. Weisman has grown tremendously over the past year and has plenty of room to grow before heading to Lawrence next summer.
A strong senior season could lead to other shows that will knock on Weisman’s door. But he told Rivals, “Right now, I’m going to commit and then I’m focused on winning the state championship.”