Bill Self and Kansas basketball have offered Brandin Podziemski, a three-star shooting guard in the 2021 recruiting class.
Despite having two highly rated recruits in the 2021 class, Kansas basketball is continuing to fall down in recruiting rankings. As of now, the Jayhawks are No. 26 according to both Rivals and 247Sports. Obviously, these rankings aren’t everything, but they do indicate that the Jayhawks may be bringing in a class that isn’t as talented as past years.
One of Kansas’ newest offers isn’t the most highly rated recruit out there, but his rating is almost sure to improve. Three-star guard Brandin Podziemski received an offer from the Jayhawks yesterday in addition to an offer from Kentucky the day before. Now he holds offers from those two blue bloods in addition to K-State, Marquette, DePaul, Arizona State, and others.
Podziemski stands at six-foot-five, which is a good size for a shooting guard. He currently attends St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Wisconsin, and it looks like the Big Ten schools have passed him over thus far.
Here is Brandin Podziemski’s Tweet announcing his offer from the Kansas Jayhawks:
After a great call with Coach Townsend i’m blessed to receive an offer from the University Of Kansas!!! pic.twitter.com/mC1pSFcFnW
— Brandin Podziemski (@brandinpodziem2) October 16, 2020
Considering he’s landed two major offers in two days, there’s a good chance that Podziemski will begin to rake in more offers from high-major programs. It’s really shocking that no Big Ten schools, especially Wisconsin, has offered him yet. It’s really just a matter of time at this point.
The good news for Kansas is that they were one of the first high-major schools to offer. Bill Self and the Jayhawks also have a reputation for developing three and four-star talent which may help tip the scales in Kansas’ favor.
The tough thing for Kansas basketball is that the NCAA’s allegations against the program are still pending. Whether you believe something will come from the allegations or not is irrelevant, but there’s no denying that it makes recruiting much tougher for Self and his staff. With any luck, they’ll still be able to convince Podziemski that Kansas is the school for him.