Dec 09, 2011; Lawrence, KS, USA; Charlie Weis addresses the media after being introduced as the new head football coach of the Kansas Jayhawks at a press conference at the Anderson Family Football Facility. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE

Matt Plank and Kansas Jayhawks Recruiting

Inside linebacker recruit Matt Plank isn’t a popular recruit yet, and he is just starting out the recruiting process.

The Gardner, Kansas native has already visited the Kansas Jayhawks and in-state rivals Kansas State, and he will be visiting other schools in the future.


Currently, the two teams with the most interest in Plank are Kansas and K-State, which is expected. However, the ILB is also receiving looks from Arkansas State and notable Big Ten schools Iowa and Michigan.

The 6’2″, 210 pound middle linebacker finished with 127 tackles and two picks as a junior for his high school Gardner Edgerton, and the defensive star led the team in tackles. Matt Plank has been playing for the varsity squad since his senior year and is one of the more intriguing prospects in the state of Kansas.

A relative unknown, Plank is a talented linebacker who can be a good cog at the position for a team on the inside and looks like a solid fit for Kansas. The 2013 recruit isn’t well-known right now, but he’s a smart player and plays well against the run. Plank’s forty yard dash time was clocked at 4.8 seconds.

Gardner Edgerton coach Marvin Diener told ESPN,  “I expect him to have a great, great season. I’ve been very pleased with his progress. He’s the real deal and is going to be great for somebody.”

You may not recognize his name now, but Matt Plank is a quality linebacker who is looking to take his recruitment to the next level and deserves a second look. He looks like a good fit for Kansas, but Kansas State is hot on his trail as well, with both teams looking to win as many battles between each other for recruits in the state.


Next Jayhawks Game Full schedule »

Tags: Arkansas State ESPN Iowa Kansas Jayhawks Football Kansas State Marvin Diener Matt Plank Michigan

comments powered by Disqus