KSR Talks Recruiting with Head Granger

Jamius Gunsby

One of the recruiting themes for Rich Brooks' staff at Kentucky has been to recruit the best players out of LaGrange (Ga.) as possible. Under most circumstances they've been successful. Now there are two other prospects at LaGrange with Kentucky interest, one of which is already on board.

One of the recruiting themes for Rich Brooks' staff at Kentucky has been to recruit the best players out of LaGrange (Ga.) as possible. Under most circumstances they've been successful. Now there are two other prospects at LaGrange with Kentucky interest, one of which is already on board.

Kentucky received a commitment on July first from LaGrange kicker Joe Mansour. It's not often that you see a kicker picked up this early in the process by Mansour has special talents. "I think he's able to do everything," said Steve Pardue, head coach at LaGrange High. "He can punt, kickoff or kick field goals," Pardue continued.

"Our first game he made 56, 44 and 38 yard field goals goals. He averaged 47 yards per punt. His worst kickoff was one yard deep into the endzone. I'd say he'll do good a the next level," said Pardue.

Mansour visited Kentucky for camp this summer. He chose the Wildcats over interest from Florida, Alabama and Georgia according to Pardue.

The starting quarterback and possibly the best athlete on the field most nights for LaGrange is Jamius Gunsby. At 6-foot-4, 230-pounds he's an imposing athlete at the high school level, especially when you toss in his 40 time (4.5). But Pardue believes his future is still at quarterback. "He's got a really strong arm and he's athletic. He's got the tools to be a really good quarterback," said Pardue. "He's got an Andre Woodson-type body," he continued.

Gunsby claims only two high major offers, Kentucky and Florida. However, he's receiving interest from several schools including Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Florida State and Clemson.

"I really think they are looking at him as a quarterback. Lots of people are saying athlete, but he throws the ball so well," said Pardue.

Gunsby has yet to set up any official visits, but the will likely come towards the end of the season.

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