Monday, December 10, 2012
Juco CB Sendish commits to Kansas
By Erik McKinney
In need of an immediate infusion of talent, Kansas hasn't been shy about going after junior college prospects in the 2013 class. The Jayhawks added their 15th overall commitment, and ninth from the juco ranks, Monday as cornerback Cassius Sendish (Yuma, Ariz./Arizona Western) pledged to head coach Charlie Weis.
Sendish spoke to coaches from his final three schools -- Indiana, Kansas and Toledo -- on Sunday and told them that he needed one final night to sleep on it and would announce his decision on Monday. Sendish said he informed Kansas defensive coordinator Dave Campo of his decision during a visit and called Weis shortly afterward.
"They were fired up," Sendish said. "We're all excited about it."
Sendish held 14 offers, but after talking it over with his family and weighing his options, ultimately decided that several factors pushed Kansas out in front.
"It's an opportunity to play in the Big 12 conference," he said. "And to play for Coach Campo, who has 25 years of experience and has coached guys like Deion Sanders and Darren Woodson. He and Coach Weis have multiple Super Bowl rings. There was no way for me to turn it down."
Sendish will sign with Kansas on Dec. 19 and will have two years to play two for the Jayhawks.
"They want me to come in and make an early impact," Sendish said. "They want me to play corner like I've been doing -- play physical in press and zone. I feel like I can fit into the scheme well."
Sendish said he is relieved to have made his decision, and looking forward to the challenge that awaits at the next level.
"Coming from a JC level, you want to come into a team where you can really make an impression on a team that needs help," he said. "It's a great situation to go to a place where you're looked at to help early."