Last season, like the rest of the offense, Kansas’s tight ends struggled. Here is a look at 2o12’s version of the position.
Neal Barlow: Transfer from Arkansas, has the tools to become a legit tight end. Barlow was originally ranked as the fourth top prospect coming out high school in Arkansas. He had Kansas as a finalist before deciding to stay near home.
Scott Baron: This freshman redshirted last season. He played four positions while in high school, including: slot receiver, linebacker, defensive end, and tight end. Baron, is very athletic, and will add a new dimension to the offense.
Jimmay Mundine: Played in nine games last season, including making four catches vs Kansas State. Mundine, will be in line for the starting job once again. He has the ability to be a solid, everydown player.
Justin Puthoff: This junior hasn’t seen much action since joining the roster. New to the tight end position upon entering college after being an all-state player in Oklahoma at linebacker.
Trent Smiley: Appeared in all 12 games last season, didn’t record much catches, more used as a blocking tight end and special teams player. Smiley, should see more passes thrown his way in head coach Charlie Weis’s offense.