Gardner Edgerton High School standout running back Traevohn Wrench is headed to the University of Kansas after making an oral commitment to the Jayhawks March 2.
Wrench, a 6 foot-1, 190-pounder, is a four-star recruit with potential to get even better. He also received offers from Missouri, Kansas State, Nebraska and Iowa. Wrench had a strong relationship with Reggie Mitchell, KU running back coach and Kansas City area recruiter Tim Grunhard. Those connections played a major part in the decision.
“The Jayhawks were one of the very first ( to offer),” Coach Marvin Deiner said. “They were in the lead the way whole way.”
Wrench had 2,269 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior after rushing for more than 2,400 yards as a sophomore.
‘I think his potential is still huge,” said Deiner, who coached fomer KU runningback Jake Sharp at Salina Central and former Simone Award winning quarterback Bubba Starling at GEHS.
Deiner added, “(Wrench) has a great ability to read blocks and he will now get the chance to play in his own backyard.”
If Kansas can hold on, as expected, the the Jayhawks would gain one of the more promising running backs out of the area in the last five to 10 years.