More on new KU commit Cozart


In becoming Kansas’ second commitment of the 2013 class, quarterback Montell Cozart (Shawnee Mission, Kan./Bishop Miege) is excited about reuniting with a familiar face.

Cozart, the reigning Gatorade Kansas Football Player of the Year, will receive tutelage from Tim Grunhard, Kansas’ offensive line coach who joined the staff after coaching six seasons at Bishop Miege. While Grunhard won’t be Cozart’s position coach, he will be a voice that the 6-foot-2, 185-pound quarterback can rely on.

“I know I’ll be able to be comfortable and play free,” Cozart said of playing for Kansas and with Grunhard on staff. Grunhard was Cozart’s primary recruiting contact.

Cozart visited Kansas on Saturday and met with both Grunhard and head coach Charlie Weis. He won the Gatorade honors after throwing for 2,448 yards and 31 touchdowns and completing better than 63 percent of his passes.

“You can tell from the coaching staff and players that everyone is hungry,” Cozart said of Kansas. “I also felt at home. KU is the only place where I visited and felt pretty comfortable.”

Cozart said he is happy with his decision and is solid, but he also is open to visiting other schools. Along with Kansas, West Virginia, Minnesota and Northern Illinois have offered, and Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa State, Iowa and several other schools have shown interest.