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Friday, December 6, 2019

KU football welcoming visitors as early signing period approaches

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting

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With the December early signing period just around the corner, the Kansas football coaches are working toward adding to the program’s 2020 class.

While Les Miles and members of his staff spent much of the past several days out of town recruiting, they were expected to welcome a handful of high school seniors to Lawrence this weekend.

• The biggest name within the group, as reported by Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant, is four-star running back Ashaad Clayton.

Less than a month ago, Clayton committed to Colorado. Listed at 6 feet and 190 pounds, Clayton is from Warren Easton High, in New Orleans — the same school where KU junior left guard Malik Clark played and where KU running backs coach Tony Hull used to be the head coach.

In the past, Clayton also received scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Texas and LSU, among others.

• Clayton isn’t the only committed prospect from New Orleans checking out KU. Offensive lineman Josh Remetich, currently aligned with Tulane, also is being targeted. Rivals ranks Remetich, who attends the prep school Holy Cross and is listed at 6-5 and 280 pounds, as a three-star talent up front.

• Another offensive lineman made the trip to Kansas from the state of Texas. Considered a two-star prospect, Armaj Adams is an uncommitted offensive tackle. KU is the only Power Five school to have offered Adams, from De Soto, a scholarship at this point.

• A receiver who previously committed to Liberty, Karon Prunty, from Portsmouth, Va., also holds an offer from Virginia Tech. Rivals rates the 6-2, 190-pound Prunty as a two-star prospect.

Cade Collier told Jayhawk Slant he started his KU visit on Friday, days after Miles and offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon visited his high school, in Mobile, Ala. Collier is a 6-foot-6, 235-pound tight end with a two-star rating.

As of Friday afternoon, KU had 24 commitments lined up.

Football recruits in the 2020 class can sign as early as Dec. 18-20. National Signing Day is set for Feb. 5, 2020.

None by Armaj Adams

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None by Cade Collier

-KU football 2020 verbal commitments

• Brennon Scott - 4-star LB from Texas

• Duece Mayberry - 3-star CB from Oklahoma

• Trevor Kardell - 3-star TE from Missouri

• Will Huggins - 3-star TE from Kansas

• Krishawn Brown - 3-star LB from Oklahoma

• Khari Coleman - 3-star DE from Louisiana

• Garrett Jones - 3-star OL from Michigan

• Ja’Cobee Bryant - 3-star CB from Alabama

• Malik Johnson - 3-star WR from Texas

• Caleb Taylor - 3-star DE from Missouri

• Kenean Caldwell - 3-star DT from Louisiana

• Jaylin Richardson - 3-star athlete from Kansas

• Taiwan Berryhill - 3-star LB from Louisiana

• Lawrence Arnold - 3-star WR from Texas

• Chris Jones - 3-star DE from Florida

• Tanner Hooker - 3-star CB from Louisiana

• Alonso Person - 3-star LB from California

• Steven McBride - 3-star WR from Louisiana

• Tristan Golightly - 3-star TE from Texas

• Da'Vonshai Harden Jr. - 2-star QB from Kansas

• Luke Grimm - 2-star WR from Missouri

• Nicholas Martinez - 2-star OL from California

• Kyler Pearson - 2-star WR from Oklahoma

• Daniel Hishaw Jr. - 2-star athlete from Oklahoma

- Former 2020 KU commitments

• Keith Miller III - 3-star WR from Texas (flipped to Colorado)

• Kershawn Fisher - 2-star LB from Louisiana

• Keenan Hambrick - 3-star WR from Alabama

• Jackson Stoefen - 3-star OL from Iowa

• Tommy Brandt - 2-star OL from Minnesota

• Juan Jarrett - 2-star LB from Ohio

Comments

Michael Maris 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Really hoping that Ashaad Clayton flips to Kansas.

Dane Pratt 11 months, 3 weeks ago

That would be a major recruiting coup to pluck someone out of SEC country who received offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, and LSU. Seems inconceivable he would even consider KU but apparently the Tony Hull/Les Miles connections could make it happen.

Brett McCabe 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Dane, recruiting Kansas players will be the hardest thing to do. If you are an 18-year-old kid, KU football has literally been the bottom of the barrel for half of your life. Not average, certainly not competitive, just a complete joke. Kids from Kansas get a steady diet of coverage of a really, really bad football program. It will be much easier to get recruits from other places for the first three years of the Miles regime. Remember why Zenger hired Beaty? Because he was a Texas recruiting guru.

And, in the end, who cares where the player comes from? If kids from Kansas don’t want to come here...screw ‘em. Let’s get kids who want to be Jayhawks.

Greg Ledom 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Brett, less the “screw ‘em” comment, I’m right there with you. The Kansas kids will come soon enough. In the meantime who cares where they come from. In Les I trust. Come on Clayton!! Rock Chalk!!

Michael Maris 11 months, 3 weeks ago

3 seasons ago, Baylor finished 1-11, starting mostly Freshman. Now, they're 11-2 (after the Big XII Conference Championship game). He's a program builder. And, he knows how to surround himself with competent assistant coaches. If you're truly a talented football prospect, come to Kansas, and play early.

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