Traevohn Wrench isn't particularly sure of anything as it relates to his recruitment. Upcoming visits? He has no idea. Which school might be next to offer? He can't see the future. Instead, Wrench, a junior at Kansas' Gardner-Edgerton High School, describes the process as "pretty much the same for a while."
The four-star running back has no real plan of attack or travel checklist. What he does have, however, is an early leader. And as things stand now, the university less than an hour up the road is looking appealing.
"I would say (Kansas) is my favorite for right now," Wrench said. "It's a hometown thing."
KU assistants Reggie Mitchell and Tim Grunhard are spearheading Wrench's recruitment. They have gotten the four-star tailback to campus on several occasions, and Wrench says he likes what he's seen. Then, it's not as though the two have had to work hard to influence the high school junior's opinion.
That was built in to the stock model.
"I grew up a KU fan, so I liked them already," Wrench said. "The coaches are pretty cool. They're easy to talk to."
Wrench's comparison base is small as of now. He holds scholarship offers from Kansas State, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa in addition to Kansas, but he has only seen the campuses of K-State and MU.
"I went to K-State just for a tour," Wrench said. "I've never been to a K-State game yet. I went to Missouri for a game."
The time for inspection will come, but it isn't likely to take place immediately. You won't find an overwhelming sense of urgency in Wrench's voice. Not yet. He's content with his slow and steady pace.
"I don't know which other schools I might visit next," he said. "I'm trying to wait until after basketball to think about that.
Wrench intends to join the Gardner-Edgerton track team this spring and says he will function as a sprinter with a light load of events.
"I'm thinking a relay, the 200 and the 100," he said. "I don't really want to run a lot."
At this point, Wrench admittedly doesn't know a lot about a lot. If there was ever a fitting place for that going-with-the-flow cliché, it's here. Even the specifications by which he'll choose a school are generic.
And with just less than a year until he'll have to sign a letter of intent, there's nothing wrong with generalities.
"I'm looking at coaches, obviously," Wrench said. "Coaches, good teammates and a good place to play."
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