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.