Jayhawks Still the Favorite
Posted Oct 28, 2004

With a long way to go before making a decision, Kansas is still a front-runner for Oklahoma DE Russell Brorsen.

Kansas football recruit Russell Brorsen is focused on finishing his senior season up strong before concerning himself with picking a college.  However, the 6'4", 230-pound defensive end continues to check out what's happening with Mark Mangino's Jayhawks.

"They're still my favorite, but I'm going to wait until after the season to deal with all of that," Brorsen said.

Brorsen has liked the way Kansas has played this year.

"I think they're on the verge of becoming a real good team,” Brorsen said.  “If they would have won some close games, they could be 5-2 right now.  Then, we might be talking about a ranked team right now."

With KU needing to win three of the team's final four games to gain post-season eligibility, Brorsen shares what he's looking for the rest of the way out from the Jayhawks.

"If they just gave up and got blown out, that wouldn't be good,” Brorsen said.  I don't expect them to do that, I would like to see them play hard and see what happens in the final month."   

Defensive coordinator Bill Young wants to get Brorsen on campus for an official visit in December, but the player and the coach have been unable to line up a concrete date.    

Navy has shown some serious interest recently, and the Midshipmen want Brorsen to come to Annapolis, MD to play football there.

"Navy asked me on Tuesday night (10/26) to take on official visit,” said Brorsen.

Every college student who attends the Naval academy receives his or her education for free, so the scholarship offer is a non-issue.

Brorsen doesn't plan on making a definite college decision any time real soon.  Expect a verbal commitment to come at some point in time after the conclusion of his prep season.

"I plan on deciding after I get a chance to really sit down and think about my options,” said Brorsen.  “I want to make sure I make a good decision for myself." 

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