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KU football adds to both 2016 and 2017 recruiting classes

In its final push to fill the 2016 recruiting class, the Kansas University football program wound up getting a head start on the 2017 class. Sunday afternoon, after another busy weekend of hosting official visitors, the Jayhawks landed a pair of 2017 commitments from Dallas-area offensive linemen and two more from defensive end and a wide receiver in the 2016 class.By Matt Tait

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Free State High standout Bryce Torneden switches to Kansas

One week after learning that local prospect Amani Bledsoe, the top-ranked player in Kansas, was headed to Oklahoma instead of joining the Jayhawks, the Kansas University football program got a dose of good hometown news on Thursday night. Free State High quarterback Bryce Torneden, who figures to play safety in college, announced on 1320 KLWN that he would join the KU program instead of heading to North Dakota State, where he committed earlier in 2015. By Matt Tait

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KU lands dual-threat QB Tyriek Starks in 2016 class

Tyriek Starks, a two-star quarterback from New Orleans who threw for more than 4,000 yards and ran for 1,000 more in 2015 orally committed to join Kansas University's 2016 recruiting class on Tuesday night. By Matt Tait

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Busy recruiting weekend nets 2 top targets for KU football

With the February 3 national signing day drawing near, the Kansas University football program got some help moving past the disappointment of missing out on Oklahoma-bound Lawrence prospect Amani Bledsoe on Saturday night, when two-star running back Khalil Herbert and two-star cornerback Julian Chandler orally committed to KU. By Matt Tait

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Lawrence High defensive end Bledsoe picks Oklahoma over KU

After listing Kansas among his two finalists, Lawrence High football standout Amani Bledsoe has decided to play college football at the University of Oklahoma.

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With 2 weeks remaining before signing day, KU football seeks to fill 2016 recruiting class

Second-year KU coach David Beaty and his staff have two recruiting weekends remaining before the Feb. 3 national signing day, and, as luck would have it, the KU basketball program has two Saturday home games during that stretch. Because so many players on the 2015 roster counted forward, KU has five open spots remaining to fill in what will wind up being a 17-man class if all spots are filled. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: The state of KU football recruiting

With signing day right around the corner and the current dead period about to expire, now is as good of a time as any to examine the so-far-so-quiet recruiting landscape of Kansas University’s football program. By Matt Tait

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Dual-threat Texas QB headed to KU

One of the most interesting quarterback prospects in the state of Texas announced last week that he plans to enroll at Kansas University in time for the spring semester and spring football. By Matt Tait

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Three mid-year football transfers make KU commitments official

Months of hard work and pavement pounding began paying off early Wednesday morning, when Kansas University football coach David Beaty announced the signing of a handful of mid-year junior college transfers. By Matt Tait

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Lawrence High's Amani Bledsoe to visit KU football this weekend

Four-star Lawrence High defensive end Amani Bledsoe will be making an official visit to Kansas University this weekend, according to a source with knowledge of Bledsoe's recruitment.

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KU football finds D-Line help

Long a position the Kansas University football coaches, double- and triple-check their wish lists for, KU's defensive line got a boost on Monday, when juco defensive tackle Isi Holani orally committed to the Jayhawks. Holani, a 6-foot-2, 315-pound, three-star prospect from Riverside College in California, made an official visit to Kansas last weekend and ended his recruitment Monday afternoon.

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KU football lands versatile Juco athlete

For the second time in the past week, the Kansas University football program picked up an oral commitment from a Class of 2016 wide receiver who could have a future on defense. Sunday night, Stephan Robinson, a 5-foot-11, 173-pound athlete from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College committed to the Jayhawks, first with a phone call to head coach David Beaty and then with a message on Twitter.

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KU football picks up speedy WR from Huntsville, Texas

Three days after the official end of the 2015 football season, Kansas University coach David Beaty got a good jumpstart on 2016 when he picked up an oral commitment from Huntsville, Texas, wide receiver Jay Griffin.

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KU football adds D-Lineman to 2016 recruiting class

Kansas University football coach David Beaty has talked all season about the difficulty associated with upgrading the defensive line, a position where the Jayhawks are thin and inexperienced. Sunday, Beaty and company took a step in changing that when they received an oral commitment from DeeIsaac Davis, a 6-foot-3, 290-pound defensive tackle from Highland Community College.

Column: Kansas building strong corners

The progress Kansas University’s football team displayed in Saturday’s 30-20 loss to Texas Tech was followed by good news off the field. By Tom Keegan

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