Kansas Football Recruiting: KU Lands Andrew Bolton's Teammate, Tedarian Johnson

Andrew Doughty@adoughty88Correspondent IIOctober 23, 2012

LAWRENCE, KS - SEPTEMBER 01:  Head coach Charlie Weis of the Kansas Jayhawks watches from the sidelines during the game against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2012 in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Charlie Weis received an oral commitment from a teammate of the already-committed Andrew Bolton of Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi.

Tedarian Johnson, a 6'3", 285-pound defensive tackle turned down offers from Big 12 foes Iowa State and Texas Tech to join the Jayhawks in 2013. As a versatile lineman, Johnson may play either tackle or defensive end in Dave Campo's scheme, and his role will largely depend on the remainder of this year's recruiting class.

Without any reasonable pass rush from the Kansas defensive line all season, Jayhawk fans should be excited about Johnson and Bolton, two big but quick bodies that should step in immediately. The loss of their most consistent pass-rusher, Toben Opurum, to graduation this spring will leave a major hole in an already-weak front four.

Johnson becomes the 11th member of Weis' first full recruiting class, joining recently committed Dexter McDonald of Butler County Community College, a player who initially joined Kansas in 2011 but transferred to Butler following a redshirt season. 

Johnson and Andrew Bolton are the only two defensive linemen currently pledged to KU for 2013.