Kansas Football: Jayhawks Land 4-Star Running Back Traevohn Wrench

Andrew Doughty@adoughty88Correspondent IIMarch 2, 2013

After landing two four-star recruits in the 2013 class, Kansas head coach Charlie Weis has received a verbal commitment from another four-star prospect in the class of 2014.

Traevohn Wrench, a 6'0" 180-pound running back from Gardner Edgerton in Kansas, gave his verbal pledge to the Jayhawks Saturday morning during a visit to campus, per KUSports.com.

KU coaches have had difficulty luring in-state talent to Lawrence as Big 12 foes routinely pluck the elite local products. However, they successfully fended off Nebraska, Kansas State and Missouri amongst others in pursuit of the shifty ball carrier.

Kansas returns their two leading rushers from last season in senior James Sims and junior Tony Pierson, but did not sign any running backs in the class of 2013.

Wrench dominated competition last season, routinely carrying the ball 40-plus times. As noted by KUSports' Matt Tait, he recorded nearly 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns during a four-game stretch late in 2013.

Wrench is Charlie Weis' first commitment in next year's class.

Related

    Buzz: 'Mounting Belief' Baker Goes No. 1

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Buzz: 'Mounting Belief' Baker Goes No. 1

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report

    Miller's Final NFL Mock Draft for All 7 Rounds

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Miller's Final NFL Mock Draft for All 7 Rounds

    Matt Miller
    via Bleacher Report

    A Beginner's Guide to Fortnite

    College Football logo
    College Football

    A Beginner's Guide to Fortnite

    Kerry Miller
    via Bleacher Report

    Ranking Top 10 Seniors Heading into 2018

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Ranking Top 10 Seniors Heading into 2018

    David Kenyon
    via Bleacher Report