A little more than a week before college football’s National Signing Day, Kansas lost the commitment of a potentially promising high school prospect in the Class of 2020. Chris Jones, a 6-foot-4 defensive end from Pompano Beach, Fla., announced Monday night his plans to reopen his recruitment, more than five months after committing to the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith
Outside of a quick drive over to Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday to make a cameo on ESPN’s College GameDay, Kansas football coach Les Miles spent the majority of the past few days with high school prospects and their families at Anderson Family Football Complex, during a busy recruiting weekend.
While Kansas football coach Les Miles and his staff welcomed many high school juniors to campus this weekend for visits, they kept working on their 2020 recruiting class, too, picking up another commitment. A 6-foot-6 offensive lineman from Clovis, NM., Bryce Cabeldue committed to the Jayhawks on Sunday, on the heels of his official visit to Lawrence. By Benton Smith
The large-scale expectations for Pooka Williams Jr.’s junior year at the University of Kansas aren’t emanating exclusively from Lawrence and the football program’s fan base. Far ahead of the 2020 season, Williams already is gaining recognition as one of college football’s best running backs. By Benton Smith
An unheralded high school offensive lineman from Oklahoma, Jackson Satterwhite announced Wednesday his intentions of joining the Kansas football program.
The Kansas football program lost the pledge of its most heralded 2020 prospect on Tuesday. Brennan Scott, a four-star linebacker from Dallas, announced on Twitter his decision to decommit from the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith
Kansas head coach Les Miles was especially giddy about one position group after the early signing period.
When the Big 12’s football coaches and a panel of media members selected their respective all-league teams for 2019, only two Jayhawks made the cut. But even more KU standouts were included when national college football writer Phil Steele unveiled his all-conference choices this week. By Benton Smith
As coordinator D.J. Eliot looks to enhance the Kansas football defense for next season and beyond, the hope is incoming freshmen will be able to contribute in some fashion during their first year on campus next year. Actually, that possibility often is a selling point during Eliot’s conversations with prospects. By Benton Smith
Out of coaching when the NCAA first allowed college football staffs to make use of an early December signing period, Kansas head coach Les Miles got just a taste of the process a year ago, in a hurried fashion, with only a few weeks between the time of his hiring and the three-day window to try and line up recruits. With the class of 2020, Miles got to fully appreciate the format, describing it as advantageous. By Benton Smith
“I know them well, man, and I know what they bring to the table,” Emmett Jones said of KU football's receiver signees. By Benton Smith
The way Brent Dearmon described the amenities, he worked in a closet with no windows when he first became aware of California prep quarterback Jalon Daniels. By Benton Smith
As head coach Les Miles and his Kansas football staff celebrated Wednesday the signings of 18 high school prospects, it seemed one recruit who had been committed to the program for months would end up playing elsewhere. By Benton Smith
There’s still some work to do for Kansas football coach Les Miles and his staff when it comes to completing their 2020 recruiting class, but by Wednesday’s end the coaches didn’t only have much of that labor out of the way, they also added a quarterback to the mix. By Benton Smith
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