May 4, 2006
Ballard a hot commodity
Since giving a commitment to the Kansas Jayhawks back on March 2, Christian Ballard has seen his stock soar.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound tight end/defensive end from Lawrence (KS) Free State High School is firmly committed to Coach Mark Mangino's program, but that has not stopped major Division I programs from dropping by the high school.
During his junior year at Lawrence Free State, Ballard caught 13 balls for 173 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, he was credited with 37 tackles and six sacks.
Iowa, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Georgia and others have expressed interest.
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