Happy to be a Jayhawk
Russell Brorsen
Russell Brorsen
Posted Dec 6, 2004

Kansas continues to reel in the commitments for next fall, and Russell Brorsen is happy to be a part of what is a developing program.

Scout.com learned on Sunday that the defensive tackle from Stillwater, Oklahoma gave a verbal commitment to Kansas on his official visit.  Brorsen is glad to have completed the two year long process.

"It feels very nice to know where I'm going now," said Brorsen.

The Oklahoma product had a feeling he may be leaving Lawrence as a Jayhawk.

"Yes, I had somewhat of an idea.  I'd been thinking about committing for awhile," said Brorsen.

The worthwhile official visit gave Brorsen the assurance he needed to spend his college days at KU.

"The visit went very well.  Everyone seemed real nice and positive about the program, and it just seemed like the place for me to go,” added Brorsen.   

Brorsen was impressed with the way Kansas competed on the gridiron this season, and the coaching staff did a great job of selling the program.

"It's kind of weird that I ended up at KU because a year and a half ago I wouldn't have imagined playing there.  This year they were right on the edge of winning so many games.  It feels good to think I could help this team get over that edge," Russell Brorsen said.

Bill Young has spent quite a bit of time selling the Jayhawks to Brorsen, and the defensive end told him first of his college intentions.

"He (Young) seemed pretty excited.  He did a real good job of recruiting me because he wasn't pushy at all, he just let me take my time," said Brorsen.

Brorsen planned on visiting Tulsa this weekend, but he's canceled that trip after the decision to become a Jayhawk.  Oklahoma State encouraged the local talent to walk-on which didn't make sense with an offer to a Big 12 school already on the table.  Brorsen also considered Navy and Army before accepting the KU scholarship option.

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