Kansas University’s football program picked up an oral commitment from another highly regarded Texas cornerback over the weekend.
DeSoto (Texas) High senior-to-be Taylor Lewis pledged his services to the Jayhawks on Friday, a little more than three weeks after KU landed Dallas cornerback Colin Spencer.
After attending KU’s Friday Night Lights camp a couple of weeks ago, Lewis, 6-foot, 180 pounds, left town with a scholarship offer. After mulling it over with his father and talking more with KU coaches Rob Ianello, Dave Campo and Charlie Weis, Lewis decided to commit.
“I really liked the environment and being around the coaches,” Lewis told Jon Kirby, of JayhawkSlant.com. “Coach Ianello did a good job and was straight to the point. I liked how he handled the recruiting. I enjoyed the time I spent around coach Campo. We talked a lot about how he coaches the defensive backs. I also talked with coach Weis and he made me feel right at home. I knew I wanted to be a part of the program, so I committed.”
Lewis did not turn many heads during his junior season at DeSoto High because he played behind starting cornerbacks who signed with LSU and Texas. With those guys now gone, Lewis is looking forward to a breakout season this fall.
Lewis becomes the sixth member of the Class of 2013 to orally commit to Kansas. He joins Spencer, St. Louis linebacker Kellen Ash and Sunflower State prospects Ben Johnson (tight end, Basehor-Linwood), Montell Cozart (quarterback, Bishop Miege) and Jordan Darling (quarterback, Shawnee Mission East).
Red-shirt freshman Ben Goodman, a defensive end from West Brook High in Beaumont, Texas, recently suffered a broken right hand.
Goodman, who was listed as a second-string defensive end on KU’s pre-spring depth chart, posted to his Twitter account this weekend a photo of his hand in a soft cast and revealed that X-rays confirmed his hand was broken. It is not yet known how long Goodman will have to wear the cast or how much offseason activity he will miss.
Despite the injury, the 6-3, 248-pound D-end is expected to compete for playing time on the Jayhawks’ D-line this fall.