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Houston wide receiver picks Jayhawks

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, Sep. 28, 2013, at 4:20 p.m.

— Kansas football coach Charlie Weis made the most of his open week, picking up a commitment from high school wide receiver Bobby Hartzog on Saturday morning, according to Rivals.com.

Hartzog, a senior at Westside High in Houston, is rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals and also had scholarship offers from Houston, Iowa State, Utah and Tulane, among others. He previously committed to Utah last spring, before flipping his choice to Houston. But each time, he re-opened his recruitment.

“It is definitely a relief for me because now I don’t feel like I will have to do too much,” Hartzog told John Kirby of Rivals.com. “I can just relax and play football.”

Hartzog (5-foot-11, 182 pounds) is the ninth commitment in the Jayhawks’ 2014 recruiting class. He has 507 receiving yards receiving and six touchdowns through four games for Westside, while also displaying an ability to be physical on the outside. According to Rivals, KU receivers coach Rob Ianello scouted Hartzog in person on the Friday night before KU played at Rice earlier this month.

And after discussing Kansas all week with his parents, Hartzog felt it was the right to commit to Weis and the KU staff.

“We all decided that Kansas was the best school for me,” Hartzog told Rivals. “I have looked up a lot about Kansas online. There are a lot of resources, and I was able to find out a lot about the school and the football program. I felt like it was the best place for me to commit.”

Hartzog joins RB Traevohn Wrench of Gardner-Edgerton; LB Kyron Watson of East St. Louis, Ill.; OL Jacob Bragg of Nacogdoches, Texas; S Joe Dineen of Lawrence Free State; CB Andre Maloney of Shawnee Mission West; WR Tyler Patrick of The Woodlands, Texas; DE Austin Stevens of Montclair, N.J.; and OL Apa Visinia of Grandview, Mo.

Reach Rustin Dodd at rdodd@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rustindodd.

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