Football Recruiting

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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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James joins Jayhawks’ Louisiana pipeline

Kansas’ Memorial Stadium may sit 811 miles from the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, city limits, but, to three-star defensive end Troy James, it felt closer than that. By Matt Tait

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KU Football lands second D-End commitment of the day

Three-star prospect Troy James becomes 4th player from Louisiana to commit to Kansas

Troy James, a three-star defensive end from Baton Rouge, announced on Twitter around 5 p.m. Tuesday that he was orally committing to Kansas.

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Former Hawaii defensive end commits to KU football

Garden City-bound defensive end Jamie Tago, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound prospect originally from Hawaii on Tuesday orally committed to KU. By Matt Tait

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Chicago DB Robert Topps picks KU

Marist High prospect becomes KU's 6th 3-star commitment in 2017 class so far

Late Monday night, roughly 12 hours after learning about an oral commitment from McKinney, Texas safety Akayleb Evans earlier in the day, Kansas football coach David Beaty and company picked up another commitment from a 3-star defensive back.

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KU football adds another 3-star commitment

The Kansas football program picked up another three-star commitment on Wednesday, marking a big day for both the player and the program. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks land in-state offensive lineman

Joey Gilbertson, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound tackle from Wichita’s Northwest High, on Monday announced via Twitter that he had orally committed to KU. By Matt Tait

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