October 11, 2012

Notebook: Spencer sees progress

It's been an interesting senior season for Kansas commit Colin Spencer. After starting the year at defensive back for Woodrow Wilson High, Spencer was moved to quarterback after the first few games.

The offensive line had trouble in pass protection for the previous quarterback, so the offense started using their wildcat package more to utilize Spencer's quickness.

"The coach came to me and said it would be better for the team if we made the switch," Spencer said. "I said whatever is going to help the team out. We made the switch that day and it was the bye week and I started to get the hang of it a little more."

In his first game he ran for 135 yards and threw for 76 additional yards. Spencer said he talks with Kansas defensive coordinator Dave Campo and running backs coach Reggie Mitchell once a week.

"They said, 'Look buddy , we have already recruited you and we have seen everything we need to see. This doesn't bother us one bit and you do what helps your team and we are excited about it'"

Spencer plans on visiting Kansas in early December.

"I see a lot of progress being made at Kansas even though a lot of people are talking down on them," Spencer said. "I am just excited to get up there and do my part to help the team."

Parris down to three.

Junior college offensive lineman Damien Parris recently said that his top three are Kentucky, Kansas, and Arizona State. He plans on visiting Kansas in late November or early December. All three schools are equal. Kansas is hoping he can compete for a spot at left tackle next year after current starter Tanner Hawkinson graduates.

"I really like the resume of their coaching staff," Parris said. "They have a bunch of coaches who have either played or coached in the NFL."

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