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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Jayhawks pick up 2020 commitment from another Louisiana prospect

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting

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With the early December signing period now just a couple months away, the Kansas football team added another commitment to its already crowded 2020 recruiting class.

Steven McBride, a three-star receiver from Gonzales, La., announced Tuesday his plans to play for Les Miles and the Jayhawks.

Listed by Rivals as a 6-foot-1, 165-pound prospect, McBride plays at East Ascension High, and reportedly had scholarship offers from Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Northwestern State and Nicholls.

In a 2020 recruiting class that currently includes 26 high school prospects, McBride becomes the fifth potential future Jayhawk in the group from Louisiana, joining fellow three-star recruits defensive end Khari Coleman, defensive tackle Kenean Caldwell, linebacker Taiwan Berryhill and cornerback Tanner Hooker.

All verbal commitments, of course, are nonbinding. Football recruits in the 2020 class have the opportunity to sign at the earliest between Dec. 18 and Dec. 20, before National Signing Day comes on Feb. 5, 2020.

None by S. McBride 🙏🏾

2020 KU football recruiting class

- Verbal commitments

• Brennon Scott - 4-star LB from Texas

• Duece Mayberry - 3-star CB from Oklahoma

• Jackson Stoefen - 3-star OL from Iowa

• 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

• 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

Comments

Dale Rogers 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Maybe this is just the beginning of the "Dearmon effect."

Karen Mansfield-Stewart 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Very good news. Congrats and welcome to the Hill!

Also, glad he didn't imply that he's over 100% committed. That hasn't been a good sign.

Steven Haag 4 weeks, 1 day ago

He is 6’ 1”. We lost the 6’ 4” receiver. I’m glad for the commit, but we need some tall receivers. The tall receivers seem to win almost every pass that is thrown up in the air. Need to get a good quarterback too.

Lee Sears 4 weeks, 1 day ago

We are currently #37 in the top 40 recruiting classes for next year. The only other Big 12 teams in the top 40 are Texas and Oklahoma. If we hold on to most of these recruits, this will be the best recruiting class in 20years.

Brett McCabe 4 weeks, 1 day ago

@Karen. I would like to see a study done on +100% commitments and their actual commitments. I do understand that >100% is a mathematical possibility, so it would be good to know whether or not there is a correlation between >100% commitment and 0% follow through.

Chris Bailey 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Am I the only one whose noticing that we have a glaring lack of defensive lineman in the class? If we can't put pressure on the quarterback then we can have all the LB and all the offensive weapons in the world and it won't matter. I just hope that we start recruiting some D-lineman.

Brett McCabe 4 weeks ago

Chris, if they are committed to the 3-4, then they will be recruiting fewer DLs. That’s my only guess.

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