Sunday, July 28, 2019

Daniel Hishaw Jr. announces commitment to KU football for 2020

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting


Les Miles continues to add to the 2020 recruiting class for the Kansas football team.

On Sunday, Daniel Hishaw Jr. announced via his personal Twitter account that he was committed to the Jayhawks. According to Rivals, Hishaw is a two-star athlete from Moore, Oklahoma.

Hishaw, who is 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, had offers from eight other programs. Hishaw chose Kansas over Central Oklahoma, Eastern Michigan, Houston Baptist, Nevada, North Texas, Southern Miss, Texas State and Western Illinois.

“I like how much they’re trying to change the culture around,” Hishaw told Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant. “Something that stood out to me is they have a program with all the team leaders to get everybody together. It reminded me a lot of my high school. It just felt right to go to Kansas.”

At Moore High, Hishaw plays both quarterback and defensive back. As an athlete, Hishaw has multiple position options at the collegiate level. The Jayhawks now have 22 verbal commitments in the 2020 class, which includes 16 pledges from June.

2020 KU football recruiting class

- Verbal commitments

• Kershawn Fisher - 3-star LB from Louisiana

• Duece Mayberry - 3-star CB from Oklahoma

• Jackson Stoefen - 3-star OL from Iowa

• Keenan Hambrick - 3-star WR from Alabama

• 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 linebacker from Louisiana

• DaVonshai Harden Jr. - 2-star QB from Kansas

• Luke Grimm - 2-star WR from Missouri

• Tommy Brandt - 2-star OL from Minnesota

• Juan Jarrett - 2-star LB from Ohio

• Nicholas Martinez - 2-star OL from California

• Kyler Pearson - 2-star WR from Oklahoma

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

None by Daniel Hishaw Jr.


Michael Maris 1 year, 8 months ago

They say, never judge a book by it's cover. But, competing against the likes of Central Oklahoma (for recruits) is not typically a story most recruiting enthusiastic individuals want to read.

Patrick Bryant 1 year, 8 months ago

And never recruit a kid for basketball verbally committed to Towson or Appalachian St.

David Robinett 1 year, 8 months ago

But at the same time everybody knows we have to identify “diamonds in the rough“. And also the development is a key- not starting potential.

Robert Brock 1 year, 8 months ago

Whew! That goodness we were able to whip Houston Baptist for his services.

Jeff Coffman 1 year, 8 months ago

Wow...we have 22 commits and people are ready to go back to last year when we had zero or was it one...either way it wasn't ideal.

The measurement is against Big 6 competition if we win 10% that would be solid...notice about 3-4 of the commits have offers from Nebraska, Tennessee, and other similar recruits.

There are several instate recruits that we are beating out K-State and other close-by universities. I've seen only one or two slip through the cracks, generally, Les is winning the in-state battle for recruits.

Big XII we should win a few and we are, yes we are still losing more than we win, but only OU handles that in the BXII.

Outside of the Power5, we should win more than 50% and I would guess we are way above that.

If anyone thought we would hire Les and than OU, USC, Alabama, Ohio State, and UT would all of sudden be worried about their recruiting, is very surprising to me. KU never has out recruited those groups. We now are in a Top 50 class. Keep in mind some of these will be Walk-ons, or upgraded during their senior seasons. Having a near full class is something we haven't had in 10 years.

Enjoy the rising up.

Dirk Medema 1 year, 8 months ago

I'm not seeing anyone wanting to go back to last year or the last decade for that matter; just pointing out similarities to previous classes that appeared to have been a problem in the past. You are absolutely correct that there are differences. A difference that you don't seem to want to recognize/address is that the class is completely lacking 4* recruits. They have had a significant impact in recent classes, but maybe we can add a "Steven Parker" or 2 late in the process again this year. The curtain hasn't closed on this class, so lots can change. Still hopeful of more and more success as we move along and get on the field.

Dirk Medema 1 year, 8 months ago

We have had full classes in recent years. We have just gotten several on campus essentially a year early as blue shirts. That was the case with 3 or 4 members of the OL last year, and I think was the case with the poster child for it, Andeniji 4 years ago. They don't show up on recruiting rankings, etc. but fortunately generally have shown up on the field.

Karen Mansfield-Stewart 1 year, 8 months ago

Welcome! You've got a chance to make an impact. Seize it!

Steven Haag 1 year, 8 months ago

@Jeff Coffman......I do enjoy you seeing the glass “half full” versus “half empty”. One generally has a more happy and productive life with that view. I try to be half full most of the time myself. While we have a mostly full class, one can’t be realistic without looking at the recruits. Other posters were just stating the obvious. A 2 star with the list of suitors he had.....does not impress. We have a good class. Hopefully there are some “diamonds in the rough”, but if we want to be truly competitive again, we will have to up the recruiting game. With that said, welcome aboard Daniel. Work your tail off, listen to the coaches and prove that those ranking you, grossly underestimated your potential.

Dirk Medema 1 year, 8 months ago

Is the glass “half full”, “half empty” or just twice as big as needed? Sorry, enginerd humor.

Jeff Kallmeyer 1 year, 8 months ago

Would be nice to get couple 4 stars to this class!

Dirk Medema 1 year, 8 months ago

No discussion of the ranking this time.

Rivals has us at 27 nationally, though that is only 57th or 66th when adjusted for class size (avg * or avg pts), or 3rd and 7th or 8th in the Big 12.

Brett McCabe 1 year, 8 months ago

The star rankings for this class won’t be fully solid until high school football season starts to wrap up. I won’t be surprised to see two or three of our recruits move up to 3-star level.

Beaty’s last two recruiting classes consisted of zero commitments and 40% commitments from JUCO ranks. It’s how he almost personally destroyed the roster while he was also destroying the program.

Miles hasn’t coached a game and is inheriting the worst-run football program in P5. This is, essentially, his first class so if you were expecting something better than 7th or 8th in the conference, then you don’t know much about football. People talk about stability and about the grind but so few are willing to actually show the patience and diligence to do it.

Miles knows this season on the field could be rough. You don’t want to go into that season without a full slate of committed kids who you can try and lock down as things likely turn south late in the season. Ideally, the class would be full of 3 and 4 star athletes that we beat out OU for. But that’s never, ever, literally been the case with KU football, so it’s not going to be the case as we try to fix the mess that Zenger/Beaty/Weis created. One step at a time. Get a solid class put together, keep them committed. Show some improvement on the field. Then take the next step. That’s what Miles was hired to do. Looks like, so far, he’s doing what he was hired to do.

Glen Miller 1 year, 8 months ago

He left the roster miles better than it was when he arrived. I would agree he could have done better to cultivate more High School talent........ but to say that he destroyed the roster is inaccurate. Weiss and Gill were the ones who destroyed the roster. Beaty at least presented Miles with a roster that had some talent. Beaty didn't get that same courtesy. You hate Beaty soooooooooo much it makes it hard to even read any post you make about football. Because we all know you're going to go off about him somewhere in there and it's not going to be factual.

Steven Haag 1 year, 8 months ago

Oh Brett, you sure don’t pay much attention. Les himself, stated that we aren’t that far away. You don’t say that with an empty cupboard as you like to say. Beaty was actually a pretty good recruiter, just a lousy coach.

Dirk Medema 1 year, 8 months ago

Hi Brett. No comment about expectations from me. Just facts to try to help people retain perspective. Just the facts mam.

As for facts, your second paragraph is pretty close to being completely nonsensical. I think the 40% is accurate though lacks the insight to differentiate between players that come with 2 years and those that come with as much as 4.5 years to play 3.

Destroyed the roster and program just shows your personal hatred for Coach Beaty and pervasive negativism. The reality is that he took over a program with half a roster and zero all conference talent. He left a roster that’s better than 80% full with many all conference players and some even receiving national recognition.

Just the facts mam.

Brett McCabe 1 year, 8 months ago

Steven, have you actually looked at the overall recruiting of Beaty? 40% of his last recruiting class were JUCO recruits designed to try and save his job. He had zero commitments headed into the first game of his last season. That’s two of his 5 attempts at recruiting. Miles not talking badly about his roster says way more about Miles than it does about how Beaty managed the roster. It’s a little surprising that you can’t pick up on that.

People want to give Beaty credit for signing recruiting classes, as if that’s some sort of an accomplishment. “You know, Coach Beaty always called offensive plays when we had the ball, you have to admit that he was good at that.” It’s nonsense.

The more people come on here and try to revise history, the more time is wasted not looking forward. Yes, David Beaty actually signed players to scholarships. Let’s make his the first statue as part of the new stadium! And, if you aren’t upset at what the three millionaire idiots did to your football program, then why are you here? Is there a bar low enough for the program to clear?

The athletic department said it would take another four to five years to get the roster straightened out. Those are just facts, man.

Micky Baker 1 year, 8 months ago

Not all the facts man. You still can't stop hating him and he's gone. Move on.

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