Bruce Weber brings big hopes of success for Kansas State fans, and also the chance to tackle a large area of the country in terms of recruiting.
The Big 12’s coaches held their annual teleconference on Thursday and Weber informed the conference that he would not be afraid to target multiple states from the Midwest to the east coast when it comes to building his Wildcats roster. He made a point to mention that the states of Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Florida and even Texas were a part of his plans.
Weber hopes to grab Texas with the help of the daily flights that fly between the city of Dallas and Manhattan, Kansas. “When I took the job, I looked at it and said, ‘You’ve got to go to Texas,’ “ Weber said. “In the time I’ve spent there, it’s such a big state, big cities with such good basketball and some kids that maybe get overlooked a little bit.
Weber also stated that his contacts are recruiting heavily and are currently based in Illinois and basketball-rich Indiana. He also mentioned that he will have to focus on the state of Kansas as well, in order to draw some potential competition away from the Kansas Jayhawks.
Weber made it clear that he is going to make it his mission to make it easier for recruits to make it to campus in order to understand the environment that Wildcats provide. He said that the school currently has a hard time convincing players to make unofficial visits to campus, but that he will use “all the social media that’s allowed [and] stay with the kids until their official visits.”
Bruce Weber will enter his first year as Kansas State’s head coach next season. He is the former head coach of the University of Illinois.
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