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CB Kevin Short commits to Kansas over LSU, Arkansas

JUCO All-American CB Kevin Short picked Kansas over several big SEC schools, representing a big get for head coach Charlie Weis as he tries to improve upon the team's poor defense.

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The Kansas Jayhawks received an oral commitment from junior college All-American Kevin Short on Friday, according to KUSports.com's Matt Tate.

The 6'2, 185-pound cornerback chose the Jayhawks over LSU, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Syracuse, Houston and Lousiana Tech. At Fort Scott Community College in 2012, Short became the school's career leader in interceptions with eight.

Safeties coach Clint Bowen was responsible for landing Short, says Tate. Short described why he chose Bowen and Kansas over the other schools to JayhawkSlant.com's Jon Kirby (via Tate):

"Me and coach Bowen got to be real close. He always called me and stayed in touch. You could tell he cared and he will take care of me."

The Jayhawks are out on the recruiting trail looking for players to help improve upon the team's disastrous 2012 season, which resulted in a 1-11 record, and included no wins over FBS programs. The defensive backfield has clearly been an area of focus, as Kansas has received commitments from four defensive backs in its 2013 recruiting class.