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Wrench thrown into Jayhawks’ plans as KU loses four-star RB

Traevohn Wrench

(Writer’s note: not literally lost, for those who were concerned about the player’s well-being.)

The highest-rated member of Kansas’ 2014 recruiting class will have to wait a year if he’s going to play in Lawrence as originally planned.

Multiple media outlets reported recently that Traevohn Wrench will be a non-qualifier academically at KU. Instead, the running back will go the JUCO route, playing the 2014 season at Butler (Kan.) Community College.

Wrench had signed with KU this past February.

The good news for the Jayhawks and Charlie Weis — if he’s still around in 2015, that is — is Wrench plans on resigning with KU and playing for them in 2015.

“I am 100 percent going to KU,” after spending time at Butler the player said.

That would be welcome news for a roster that needs as many quality football players as it can acquire. Wrench would fit in that category as he was a four-star member of KU’s 2014 recruiting class, rated as the No. 25 running back in the country and the No. 2 player at any position in the state of Kansas.

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3 Responses to “Wrench thrown into Jayhawks’ plans as KU loses four-star RB”
  1. lottsmissingfinger says: Jul 30, 2014 9:26 AM

    Good thing he wants to play for Kansas and not Charlie Weis because, other than a miraculous season or exorbitant buyout, I don’t see Weis making it to 2015.

  2. planecrashguy says: Jul 30, 2014 9:59 AM

    You hire a coach who runs a pro-style offense to replace a guy who recruited for and ran the option, and people wonder why that team loses for the first few season? If Weis doesn’t get at least a full recruiting cycle of 4 to 5 yrs, KU is pissing in the wind.

  3. mogogo1 says: Jul 30, 2014 11:53 AM

    Weis’ problems don’t stop at not having enough time to recruit his sort of players. The far bigger issue is the team has been horrible since he got there. Quality coaches tend to walk into even the worst of situations and spur a rebound simply because they command respect and bring a winning attitude. Weis has not brought any of that to KU.

    He’s 1-17 in the Big 12… and the northern division hasn’t been very strong since he came to KU. He has a worse record both in conference and overall than what Turner Gill had before him.

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