Questions regarding the immediate future of defensive tackle Ty McKinney were finally cleared up Thursday when Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis announced that the junior college transfer will enroll at Kansas University in January.
McKinney, a 6'3, 310-pound tackle for Trinity Valley Community College in Palestine, Texas committed to KU, but elected not to attempt to catch up academically and join the team late. A good move in the eyes of Owen, the managing editor at SB Nation's Jayhawks blog, Rock Chalk Talk:
"I like what we have on the roster, yes it could be better, but I'm not convinced that rushing McKinney into action would have done anything to dramatically improve an already improving group. Now we know what we're working with at the position and we'll continue to watch hoping that we see continued progress."
McKinney is now scheduled to make his debut with Kansas in fall 2013 when he'll face two remaining years of eligibility.