Kansas University’s football program received oral commitments from a pair of defensive ends Sunday, bringing the Jayhawks’ total haul from the Class of 2011 to 25.
Michael Reynolds, a three-star defensive end from Wichita’s Kapaun-Mt. Carmel High, elected to join the Jayhawks Sunday morning, and, a few hours later, Javonte Daniel, a three-star defensive end from LaGrange (Ga.) High of nearly identical size, revealed his intention to play for KU coach Turner Gill next season as well.
Both players are among the most highly sought-after recruits in KU’s most recent class. Reynolds, 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, chose Kansas over TCU, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Indiana, among others. Daniel, 6-4, 215, tapped KU over SEC schools Arkansas, Kentucky and Mississippi State.
Both players were in Lawrence this weekend and, between touring the facilities, meeting the players and coaches and attending the basketball game between KU and Texas, both saw enough to commit.
“I really liked all of the coaches and the atmosphere,” Reynolds told Rivals.com Sunday afternoon. “I was at the basketball (game), and that crowd was (like) nothing I have ever seen. They are building the program, and I want to be a part of that.”
Added Daniel: “Everyone was respectful. They were the kind of guys you would want to have as teammates.”