The Kansas football team added to its 2018 recruiting class Sunday with a verbal commitment from an offensive lineman. Like so many other members in this crop of future Jayhawks, the latest addition came from the junior college ranks.
Mike Brown, an offensive tackle from Eastern Arizona College, told KU head coach David Beaty and his staff during a weekend visit to campus he plans to sign with the rebuilding Big 12 program.
Brown, rated a three-star juco offensive tackle by Rivals, was recruited by Todd Bradford, with offensive coordinator Doug Meacham involved, too, according to Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant. Brown told Kirby he got to meet new Kansas offensive line coach A.J. Ricker during his trip to Lawrence.
“He told me he is new just like I am,” Brown related. “I really liked being around him and he’s a good guy. He seems like a good coach.”
A first-team all-conference tackle at EAC as a freshman this past season, Brown, originally from Compton, Calif., reportedly had previously received offers from Oregon State, Fresno State, Nevada and New Mexico.
The commitment, of course, is non-binding. Brown can make his decision official by signing in February.
KU’s 2018 recruiting class now has 18 players, with Brown’s addition bringing the total of junior college prospects in the group to 11.