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Interest rising for juco WR Dangerfield

7/11/2012

Wide receiver Jared Dangerfield (Fort Scott, Kan./Fort Scott Community College) called the junior college lifestyle “very humbling.”

After graduating from Royal Palm Beach (Fla.) High School, he enrolled at Towson University in Baltimore. He had NCAA Clearinghouse issues and wasn’t allowed to play at Towson, so he left and chose to take the junior college route.

Dangerfield is now looking to have a productive 2012 season at Fort Scott and also is looking to finalize FBS college plans soon. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound receiver is expecting to be a major impact player in the Jayhawk Conference for the upcoming season with Fort Scott.

“Coming from a big school in Florida, there’s not too much to do here in Kansas besides school and football,” Dangerfield said, “but that’s why I came out here. I wanted to focus on that. Being out here gives me time to clear my head and take care of my business.”

Dangerfield said many teams still want to see film on him, but he did see a spike in his recruiting during the spring. He currently has offers from Baylor, Northern Illinois, South Alabama, Florida Atlantic and Bowling Green. Dangerfield also has interest from Boise State, Missouri, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State.

Dangerfield said he recently took an unofficial visit to Florida Atlantic and has plans on visiting Kansas soon. He’s looking for a school that will benefit him both athletically and academically.

“I want to help a program win and get to a bowl game, maybe even win a championship,” Dangerfield said. “I’m looking for an opportunity to contribute early.”