November 26, 2011; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks mascots watch play during the second half of the game against the Missouri Tigers at Arrowhead Stadium. Missouri won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Jayhawks Alex Mueller transferring

Kansas Jayhawks kicker Alex Mueller is looking to transfer from the program and would like to look at colleges in Texas so that he is closer from home. Mueller, who is from Grapevine, Texas, does not have potential schools that he would like to visit ready yet and is still in the early stages of his transfer set-up.

Alex Mueller, a sophomore, wants to move closer to home, and this is his main decision for leaving. It is a difficult one, as the kicker played in the first eight games for Kansas last season as a freshman and got to know the players and the team. It seemed like Mueller liked his teammates and things were going well, but playing closer to one’s home is also key.

He attempted and made the eighth most extra point attempts in the Big 12 with 34 makes on just 35 attempts. Mueller, however, went just 3-8 on field goals.

“I created a bond with a lot of players,” Mueller said. “I am close with a lot of them. The coaching staff is doing great things and turning it around. I wish nothing but the best for the football program.”

The 5’8″, 162 pound kicker was the fifth best kicker in the 2011 recruiting class and committed to Kansas after receiving his lone offer from the school. Alex Mueller, a two-star recruit, also received interest from major programs like Baylor, Florida, Texas A&M, Kansas State, and Texas Tech.

Mueller is touted for his accuracy and was known for almost never missing a kick in high school, but he was horrible for KU after coming in and getting a chance to start at kicker. He didn’t do much better over the offseason and improved only slightly in the spring, but better days could be ahead for Mueller. We’ll see if Baylor, TTU, or A&M show interest, as both recruited him back in 2011.

Losing Mueller is tough, because the Kansas Jayhawks kickers are underwhelming and Mueller had a shot at becoming the starter. He isn’t the best kicker on the team, but he will be missed. I wish him the best in the future and hope he find the right school that is also close to Grapevine.


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