Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas football lands commitments from 2 potential impact transfers

The Kansas football program picked up commitments from a pair of potential impact transfers on Saturday, adding to the already strong crop of transfer portal pick-ups Lance Leipold and his staff have reeled in this offseason. By Matt Tait

January 15, 2022


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Looking back at the top KU sports stories of 2021

It was another wild and unpredictable year in KU sports in 2021, with upsets, debuts, memorable moments and incredible individual performances dominating the landscape. As we prepare to turn the page to 2022 and begin to look ahead to all that’s in store for the coming year, here’s a quick look back at the top 10 sports stories in Kansas athletics from the past 12 months. By Matt Tait

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Kansas football eyeing Miami (Ohio) defensive end in transfer portal

With their top pass rusher out of eligibility and another entering the transfer portal, the Kansas football program hit the road in search of at least one impact defensive end this offseason. They may have found one in Miami (Ohio) sophomore Lonnie Phelps. By Matt Tait

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Kansas Athletics sets school record for graduation rate

Kansas Athletics recently announced that student-athletes at KU set a school record with a combined 90% Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes who began their full-time collegiate careers in the fall of 2014.

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Transfer portal a source of depth and experience for KU football

When head coach Lance Leipold and his staff took over the Kansas football program this past May, they knew recruiting for the 2022 class would be slow-going at first, given the timing of the transition and only a handful of months left before the early signing period arrived. It didn’t take long for them to adapt and embrace the possibilities that the NCAA’s transfer portal had to offer.

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KU football to kick off 2022 season on a Friday

Whether it will become a new Kansas football tradition remains to be seen, but for the second straight season the Jayhawks will kick off their schedule with a Friday night home opener in 2022.

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Kansas running back Amauri Pesek-Hickson enters transfer portal

Kansas running back Amauri Pesek-Hickson has entered the transfer portal and will play college football somewhere else during the 2022 season.

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'The whole package': Why KU football targeted prep QB Ethan Vasko out of Virginia

When the Kansas football staff determined the Jayhawks needed to add a high school quarterback to their 2022 recruiting class, the coaches already had Ethan Vasko in mind.

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Lance Leipold tried to keep Emmett Jones on KU football staff

Even though Texas Tech’s hiring of former Kansas football receivers coach Emmett Jones means KU will benefit from a $600,000 buyout, KU head coach Lance Leipold said the university did its best to keep Jones in Lawrence.

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Lance Leipold explains why KU football only signed 6 players on Day 1 of early period

Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold was all of 10 seconds into his opening remarks during his early signing period press conference when he brought up the fact that the Jayhawks only signed six players on Wednesday.

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QBs Miles Kendrick and Conrad Hawley leaving KU football

The Kansas football program’s quarterback depth for 2022 took a hit when two reserves — Miles Kendrick and Conrad Hawley — decided to leave via the transfer portal.

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Players in KU football's 2022 recruiting class begin signing

Members of the Kansas football team’s 2022 recruiting class began making their commitments official on Wednesday morning, as the early signing period kicked off nationwide.

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Juco LB Mike Smith decommits from KU football

The size of the Kansas football program’s 2022 recruiting class shrank by one on the eve of the early signing period, when junior college linebacker Mike Smith announced he has decommitted from the Jayhawks.

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Former UCF LB Eriq Gilyard announces commitment to KU football

Lance Leipold’s Kansas football staff continued to hit the transfer portal hard on Tuesday, as former UCF linebacker Eriq Gilyard announced his commitment to the program.

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Virginia prep QB Ethan Vasko commits to KU football

Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold and his staff found their prep quarterback for the 2022 recruiting class when Ethan Vasko announced Monday evening his commitment to the Jayhawks.

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