Kansas commit Cozart talks spring game


Prior to the weekend, Kansas commit Montell Cozart (Shawnee Mission, Kan./Bishop Miege) said he needed to examine the Jayhawks on the field to further monitor whether his commitment to the program was either soft or solid.

After attending KU’s spring game on Saturday, Cozart said he liked what he saw from the offense, and his commitment to the Jayhawks is still intact. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound, dual-threat quarterback committed to the Jayhawks at the end of last month but has remained open with the idea that he’s keeping all of his options open.

“It’s always great to get up there and see how things are going,” Cozart said of his weekend venture. “We went to the spring game, and KU Blue [projected starting offense] looked great. It took me by surprise.

“My commitment’s still solid. I just want to make sure I made the right choice and keep investigating and evaluating Kansas.”

Cozart turned some heads last week when he picked up an offer from Indiana, his fifth offer overall and second offer from a Big Ten school. Cozart has publicly stated that playing in the Big Ten would be intriguing. Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska also have expressed interest in him, and Illinois has been a favorite of his as a child.

At Bishop Miege, Cozart threw for 2,448 yards and 31 touchdowns his junior year, ultimately leading to him being named the Gatorade Kansas Football Player of the Year. Cozart’s athleticism makes him equally dangerous on the ground, as he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and has a 35-inch vertical.