Football Recruiting

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KU football coaches opened recruiting period in K.C. and Kansas

The morning after KU’s final spring practice, the staff embarked on what was branded as “Operation Capture KC,” to open the current evaluation period. By Benton Smith

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3-star Texas prep WR Keith Miller III commits to KU football

Keith Miller III, a 6-foot-5 receiver from The Colony, Texas, who made an official visit to KU’s campus this past weekend for the team’s scrimmage and postgame Rick Ross performance, announced on Twitter his decision to commit to head coach Les Miles and KU. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles' recruiting strategy helping program within 'the Kansas footprint'

From the day he first flew to Lawrence and was introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Kansas, Les Miles made clear his intention to recruit as much in-state talent as possible. His plan of attack, Miles shared months later, after KU signed three high school standouts from the Sunflower State in its 2019 recruiting class, was to identify local recruits as soon as possible. By Benton Smith

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KU football picks up first in-state commitment for 2020 in TE Will Huggins

The Kansas football team had a few recruits visiting campus during its first scrimmage of spring football on Saturday. Not too long after the practice session ended, one of them was ready to commit to head coach Les Miles and the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith

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2-sport prep standout Trevor Kardell commits to KU football, plans to play baseball, too

A Junior Day weekend designed to introduce targeted high school prospects to the University of Kansas football program turned out fairly successful for new head coach Les Miles and his staff. A day after the Jayhawks gained their first commitment for the Class of 2020, another high school junior hopped on board Sunday. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles and Jayhawks get first 2020 commitment from 3-star WR Keenan Hambrick

With the timing of his hire in November, Les Miles had to scramble to assemble his first recruiting class as the head football coach at the University of Kansas. That obviously won’t be an issue for Miles and his assistants when it comes to the Class of 2020. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles wants to get KU football to point where Jayhawks don't need as many juco signees

When six junior college prospects signed with the Kansas football program this past December, it seemed new head coach Les Miles might be headed down a familiar recruiting path. By Benton Smith

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Miles announces recruiting-focused support staff additions

Wedd retained, now director of H.S. relations

Fresh off his first signing class as head football coach at the University of Kansas, Les Miles announced Monday some more additions to his support staff which figure to help the Jayhawks on the never-ending recruiting front.

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4-star talent Steven Parker expected to contribute quickly

Even though Steven Parker will be at his lightest and least experienced during the upcoming 2019 season, Kansas football defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot foresees the signing class’s largest talent finding ways to make plays. By Benton Smith

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CB Justin Ford reopens recruitment

It doesn’t appear Justin Ford will end up joining the Kansas football program after all.

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Les Miles sees some great potential in KU's 2019 recruiting class

On the second Sunday of December, new Kansas football coach Les Miles got his first commitment for the program’s 2019 recruiting class. By the first Wednesday in February, also known as National Signing Day in the college football universe, Miles was able to laud 19 prospects who will become a part of his debut season in Lawrence this coming fall. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Gavin Potter picks KU after showing up to signing ceremony in K-State gear

After his recruitment came down to the wire, Gavin Potter, a high school linebacker from Oklahoma, introduced himself to the Kansas football fan base in grand fashion Wednesday. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles' first KU football recruiting class grows significantly on signing day

The first National Signing Day for Les Miles at the University of Kansas got off to an eventful start as the Jayhawks added another quarterback to their class.

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Les Miles and staff look to fill final spots in 2019 recruiting class

Although Les Miles and his staff finished off much of their work ahead of December’s early signing period, a little drama remains for the first-year Kansas head coach and his assistants heading into National Signing Day. By Benton Smith

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4-star prep DE Steven Parker commits to KU football

National Signing Day isn’t until Wednesday, but Monday very well could go down as the most important day for the Kansas football program’s 2019 recruiting class. By Benton Smith

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