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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

KU Football lands second D-End commitment of the day

Three-star prospect Troy James becomes 4th player from Louisiana to commit to Kansas

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting

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Tony Hull strikes again.

For the fourth time since being named the new Kansas running backs coach, the New Orleans native and former NASA engineer has enticed a Louisiana athlete in the Class of 2017 to join the Jayhawks.

Troy James, a three-star defensive end from Baton Rouge, announced on Twitter around 5 p.m. Tuesday that he was orally committing to Kansas.

After thanking a host of people who helped him get to this point, the 6-foot-4, 268-pound D-End from Madison Prep Academy said simply, “I will be spending the next 3 to 4 years advancing my education and playing football at Kansas University.”

In what seemed to be a response to James’ news, Hull also hit up Twitter with a “More boots on the ground in Lawrence baby!!! Tweet of his own.

James picked KU over offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Indiana, Memphis, North Carolina State, SMU and Wake Forest, among others.

He joins four-star defensive back Mike Lee, three-star wide receiver Takulve Williams and three-star athlete Travis Jordan as the first four Louisiana prospects to join Hull in Kansas.

He also becomes the 12th known commitment in KU’s 2017 recruiting class, which now features six three-star prospects and one four-star prospect (Lee).

James' announcement came just a few hours after KU received a commitment from former Hawaii defensive end Jamie Tago, who will play the 2016 season at Garden City Community College.

Comments

Sean Kelly 3 years, 5 months ago

Those staff defections might've been the best thing to happen to this program in years. Hull is earning his paycheck and then some! These guys must be something else when it comes time to close.

3-4 wins could be absolute game changers in terms of recruiting. Just imagine if these coaches had some W's to sell.

Matt Schierlman 3 years, 5 months ago

Coach Hull, Jayhawk Nation salutes you! #NeatDeal

David Leathers 3 years, 5 months ago

This kid has tremendous size. Hopefully he's got the speed and motor to match. Excited to see the development of this team.

Jim Stauffer 3 years, 5 months ago

I think the kid from Hawaii will play here in '17 and juco in '16.

Matt Tait 3 years, 5 months ago

You're correct. Just typed the wrong year. It's fixed now. Thanks for pointing it out!

Len Shaffer 3 years, 5 months ago

To paraphrase the immortal KC and the Sunshine Band, Keep it Comin', Hull!

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