Kansas football fans got a rare opportunity this past weekend to watch a high school recruit tied to the program playing on national television. They obviously weren’t the only ones watching Class of 2021 quarterback Ben Easters closely.
Add another state to the recruiting footprint being left by the Kansas football program’s 2021 class. A high school safety from South Carolina, James Wright announced Wednesday via Twitter his plans to join the Jayhawks.
Social media platforms have become the online stage for most high school athletes to announce their college commitments. Texas high schooler Tommy Dunn Jr., though, took his declaration to another level Saturday, committing to the Kansas football program via a 2-minute video he shared on Twitter.
There’s a reason the Kansas football program continues stockpiling Class of 2021 recruits amidst a pandemic that keeps the coaches from visiting with prospects in person. When head coach Les Miles and his assistants are able to meet with a player and his family via video calls, a virtual tour and meeting can almost be as good as the real thing, according to KU’s recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach, Josh Eargle.
A couple of audible gasps emerged from the crowd Wednesday night when D’Marion Alexander pulled off his jacket to reveal he was wearing a TCU T-shirt. The look didn’t last, though.
The Kansas football program’s next recruiting class now has a second in-state prospect on board. Christien Hawks, an offensive tackle from Norton, made his decision known Friday morning.
A three-star cornerback who picked up scholarship offers from Florida State, Auburn, Tennessee and Missouri earlier in his recruitment has decided to take a different route by committing to Kansas.
As Kansas football head coach Les Miles and his assistants finally began full-blown preparations for the 2020 season, with the team’s first practices of the year this past weekend, the Jayhawks also started adding potential pieces for their 2022 roster.
The Kansas football program picked up a commitment from 3-star safety Omar Burroughs on Friday afternoon.
Three-star linebacker Trey Staley announced his commitment to Kansas on Saturday and in doing so spoke of a challenging road ahead.
Andrew Simpson, a three-star linebacker from St. John Bosco High in Southern California, became the second defensive player in the 2021 recruiting class to commit to the Kansas football program on Saturday night.
This year college football coaches haven’t been able to invite recruits to campus for spring visits as they normally would, due to the COVID-19 crisis. Nevertheless, Les Miles’ staff at the University of Kansas has seen in recent weeks a number of prospects identify KU as one their top college choices.
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