Todd Reesing did his homework when it came to recruiting. He made his rounds to the likes of Kansas, Kansas State, Northwestern, Duke, TCU, Baylor, and Purdue. When he was all done with his visits he felt he was ready to make a decision.
"When I was all done with the camps I sat down and talked with my parents about everything," Reesing said. "Kansas was the right place for me. I called coach (Mark) Mangino this afternoon and committed."
The race for Reesing was shaping up as a Sunflower Showdown. His first offer was from Kansas State. He also received an offer from Duke after attending their camp.
"I have a friend who lives in Kansas so I spent a few days there before the camps and visits started there," Reesing said. "I had a chance to talk with people about the programs. I really enjoyed my visit to Kansas, the campus was beautiful. They have a brand new facility and we saw the player's dorms which were really nice. Everything appealed to me."
Reesing, 6-foot and 180 pounds, had a stellar junior year. He was named first team all-district and all-state. His next award was being named the Texas class 4A Offensive Player of the Year.
"I may not be the biggest or fastest but I know a lot of the coaches liked what they saw," Reesing said. "Coach Mangino told me he liked my quick release and my arm. I can avoid the pressure and have good vision downfield."
Lake Travis High runs a shot-gun offense with four wide-outs. As a junior Reesing threw for 3126 yards and 29 touchdowns. Late in the season they lost their running back and that's where he piled up a lot of his 330 rushing yards.
Reesing said Kansas wide receivers coach Tim Beck, was the lead recruiter on him.
"We have a good relationship and he was good at staying in touch with me," he said. "Whenever I had a question I could always call him (Beck)."
It has been a busy summer for Reesing, who is getting ready for his senior year. By making an early decision he can concentrate on his final year of high school football.
"It is a big relief," Reesing said of his commitment to Kansas. "The whole recruiting process can be stressful. Now I can be ready for my senior year, don't have to go through the recruiting battle, and be ready for Friday nights."
Reesing becomes the seventh commitment for the Jayhawks and the second quarterback. Kansas will lose two seniors next year.