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KU picks up another juco D-lineman in J.J. Holmes

For the second time in a week, the Kansas football program has added to its stockpile of defensive linemen by picking up a commitment from the junior college ranks. KU on Tuesday received word from Hutchinson Community College defensive tackle J.J. Holmes that he plans to sign with the program. By Benton Smith

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Juco D-lineman KeyShaun Simmons commits to Kansas

With the 2016 season complete and Kansas football coaches out on the recruiting trail searching for more talent to add to the roster, David Beaty received some good news Wednesday when one of the rebuilding program’s targets called the head coach to commit to KU. By Benton Smith

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Juco corner Hasan Defense commits to Kansas

With five seniors currently occupying key roles within the Kansas football team’s secondary, the need for new defensive backs for 2017 couldn’t be ignored. Head coach David Beaty can spend a little less time worrying about that aspect of the future now. Hasan Defense, a three-star junior college cornerback according to Rivals, called Beaty Monday morning to commit to KU. By Benton Smith

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Former WSU QB Peyton Bender commits to Kansas

During an official visit to KU, former Washington State quarterback Peyton Bender watched the Jayhawks upset Texas in overtime at Memorial Stadium. Now Bender hopes to be a part of such wins for Kansas in the future. By Benton Smith

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Former Washington State QB Peyton Bender to visit KU

Trying to re-build the Kansas football program currently qualifies as a never-ending endeavor. So while second-year head coach David Beaty and his staff attempt to get their players to execute a game plan worthy of upsetting Texas on Saturday in the Jayhawks’ home finale at Memorial Stadium, they’ll also spend portions of the weekend pitching KU to a former Pac-12 quarterback. By Benton Smith

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Three-star DT Zach McKinney commits to Kansas

Although the Kansas football team suffered its ninth consecutive loss on the field Saturday at Memorial Stadium, head coach David Beaty and his staff received some positive news Sunday when recruiting target Zach McKinney verbally committed to the program. By Benton Smith

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Big addition: Former Alabama lineman Charles Baldwin now practicing at KU

Pair of Crimson Tide transfers part of Kansas rebuild

The number of Jayhawks practicing at Kansas football preseason camp only grew by one Monday morning at Memorial Stadium, but given the size of new offensive lineman Charles Baldwin, the roster felt significantly altered for the better. By Benton Smith

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Louisiana native Tony Hull making KU feel like home

RBs coach wants to bring in more recruits from SEC country

Kansas running backs coach Tony Hull knows that he has a challenge ahead of him as he begins his first season of working at the collegiate level, but it is not a situation that the mild-mannered Louisiana native is nervous about. His first five months on David Beaty's staff have gone smoothly, as he has learned the ins and outs of Big 12 football, while also helping the program make huge recruiting strides in his home state. By Chris Duderstadt

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Prep kicker Liam Jones commits to Kansas

In Lawrence to watch football practice a few days after receiving a scholarship offer from Kansas, kicker Liam Jones didn’t waste any further time contemplating his decision. The Chocktaw High (Okla.) senior told David Beaty and his staff in person he accepted the opportunity, prompting Jones to tweet out the news later in the evening. By Benton Smith

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Charles Baldwin — another former Alabama football player — transferring to KU

While the Kansas football team opened preseason camp this week, its coaches have been just as busy off the field, building the roster for the future. On Friday, for the second time in less than 24 hours, KU landed a former Alabama player, via transfer. By Benton Smith

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Former Alabama WR Daylon Charlot announces transfer to KU

Earlier this week, wide receiver Daylon Charlot announced he was leaving the powerhouse football program at Alabama. On Thursday evening, he surprised Kansas fans by tweeting out his decision to join David Beaty and the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith

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Denzell Evans and Mike Lee added to KU football roster

While every member of the Kansas football team reported to campus Wednesday for the first day of the Jayhawks’ preseason camp, two players in particular stood out as welcome arrivals. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: KU coaches have new recruiting tool with updated social media rules

Earlier this summer, Kansas football coach David Beaty became an instant hit in the college football Twitterverse when Class of 2017 recruit Reggie Roberson posted a video of Beaty riding around on a so-called hoverboard, while asking the Texas receiver whether other coaches could match Beaty’s balancing and navigation skills. As of this week, Beaty and the rest of his staff have more ways to win over potential players via social media. By Benton Smith

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Derby receiver picks Jayhawks over Wildcats

Derby senior Kenyon Tabor drew offers from both of his home state’s Big 12 football programs, but when it came time for the 6-foot-3 pass-catching weapon to make an oral commitment Tuesday afternoon, he picked Kansas over Kansas State. By Benton Smith

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Former KU commitment and 3-star DB Akayleb Evans picks Tulsa

The Kansas football program’s strong recruiting stretch took a small hit this week, when three-star Texas defensive back Akayleb Evans announced he was de-committing. By Matt Tait

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