The Kansas Jayhawks are off to the races, and for fans, it is an exciting time to see football players transfer in along with recruits choosing KU. The quarterback position at Kansas has been like a revolving door. In 2021, three different quarterbacks would take snaps.
Redshirt junior Jason Bean played in 11 games, completing 102 of his 182 attempts. He would throw for 1,252 yards passing for six touchdowns and six interceptions. Sophomore Jalon Daniels came on strong in the end when he would play in six games completing 81 of his 117 attempts passing for 860 yards while throwing seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Redshirt Senior Mile Kendrick would play in five games, completing 12 of his 18 passes for 106 yards throwing two touchdowns and one interception.
Jayhawks Land Quarterback Ethan Vasko
The Jayhawks have quarterbacks returning to the program, which did not shy them away from Ethan Vasko, a 6-foot-3, 205 lbs two-star pro-style quarterback from Chesapeake, Virginia. According to Rivals, he had nine offers, and of those offers were Buffalo, Charlotte, Connecticut, and Morgan State. On December 13th, Ethan would verbally commit to Kansas.
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Vasko attended Oscar Smith, where he was very successful on the football field. He would throw for a career 9,203 yards and 134 total touchdowns. Vasko would win 6A Offensive Player of the Year three times.
Why Ethan Vasko Chose the Kansas Jayhawks
According to Jon Kirby at JayhawkSlant.com, Ethan said this on choosing Kansas “It feels awesome, and I’m super excited. It’s a big deal for sure. I was excited, I talked to Coach Z the other day when we got together about it, and man, it’s exciting. It’s a great feeling. I can’t wait, my family’s excited and so is KU.”
Vasko talked about the relationship he developed with the Kansas quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski, “He likes that I’m not a very tight player and I’m kind of loose when I play,” Vasko said of Zebrowski. “I have a loose throwing motion and can make plays on my feet as well. He likes that I can get out of the pocket and make any throw on the field. He said he likes my character, how I lead on and off the field, and the way I can connect with players.”
He looks to sign with the Kansas Jayhawks during the early signing period. KU continues to develop the football program bringing in talented transfers to pair with incoming recruits. Fans should be excited about the change occurring with the Kansas football team.