The start of the football season still sits a good five months away, but here are some news and notes to chew on in the mean time.
**SM West running back Darron Harvey inked to play at Butler County Community College. Butler C.C. has won the past two NJCAA championships, and won a total of five titles since 1998. No word on whether Harvey will remain at the running back position where he totalled 1,600 yards rushing as a senior.
**Former SM West and current Kansas quarterback Tyler Lawrence has elected to graduate in three years and forgo his final two years of elgibility at KU. Lawrence signed with Kansas out of high school in 2006, before redshirting his freshman season. He was part of Orange and Insight.com Bowl victories during his time with the team.
**The recruitment of Olathe North junior defensive end Lucas Vincent continues to heat up. He has now received written offers from Nebraska, Wisconsin, Kansas and Kansas State.
**The construction projects for new stadiums at Lawrence High School and Lawrence Free State are coming along quite nicely. 2008 was the final season in which the historic Haskell Stadium in Lawrence hosted the home games of both teams. The new stadiums (located on campus at both schools) aren't as large as the SM Stadiums, ODAC, or CBAC, but they offer a scaled down facility well suited for each school. Construction of the two stadiums is due to be completed August 15.