Advertisement

KU football 2015 recruiting class

Name Pos. Height Wt. Hometown (High school/Previous school) KUsports.com Bio
Dorance Armstrong DE 6-4 220 Galena Park, Texas (North Shore High) A three-star prospect, Armstrong went with KU, despite offers from Cal, Houston, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Oregon State and others.
Shola Ayinde DB 6-0 168 Richmond, Texas (Georg Ranch High) Once committed to Tulsa, Ayinde is known for range and speed in the secondary. New KU defensive line coach Calvin Thibodeaux had recruited him since his junior year.
D’Andre Banks G 6-3 325 Athens, Texas (Trinity Valley CC) The hefty offensive lineman de-committed from Louisiana-Lafayette to play at Kansas. Banks told JayhawkSlant.com he wanted to be a part of what David Beaty is putting together.
Bazie Bates IV DB 6-0 180 Athens, Texas (Trinity Valley C.C.) Three-star defensive back who played both corner and safety in junior college is one of three players from Trinity Valley who signed with KU during the mid-year transfer signing period. Chose KU over Nebraska and Texas Tech, which began to show interest last spring.
Jeremiah Booker WR 6-3 187 College Station, Texas (College Station High) A two-star wideout, Booker had offers from Nevada and New Mexico and interest from Oklahoma State before committing to Kansas. New wide receivers coach Klint Kubiak was his lead recruiter.
Jacky Dezir DT 6-3 305 Glen Ellyn, Illinois (College of DuPage) A two-star rated defensive lineman, Dezir was one of five junior college players to visit KU and commit in mid-June.
Cam Durley OL 6-6 275 Houston, Texas (Houston Christian) Late addition to the class who chose KU over McNeese State, San Diego State, TCU and Temple along with interest from Texas Tech.
Denzel Feaster S 6-3 190 Manor, Texas (Manor High) Once verbally tied to Miami (Ohio), the hard-hitting safety told Rivals.com he had a bond with new KU wide receivers coach Klint Kubiak.
Aaron Garza OL 6-2 287 Sherman, Texas (Sherman High) The three-star lineman initially had committed to Texas but backed out in January following the departure of former UT coach Mack Brown. Garza held offers from Arizona State, Auburn, USC, Baylor, Oklahoma State and several others.
Chase Harrell WR 6-4 200 Huffman, Texas (Hargrave High) A two-star wide receiver, Harrell won offensive MVP honors in District 10, Class 4A, in Texas. He first met KU coach David Beaty at a Texas A&M camp.
Ke’aun Kinner RB 5-9 185 Corsicana, Texas (Navarro J.C.) A mid-year transfer, the junior college back committed to David Beaty and Kansas after being sold on the program by running backs coach Reggie Mitchell.
Taylor Martin RB 5-9 187 Fort Worth, Texas (Dunbar) The two-star running back for Dunbar High, in Fort Worth, Texas, had drawn interest from TCU, Illinois and Kansas State.
Clyde McCauley OL 6-5 275 Arlington, Texas (Bowie High) Previously committed to Fresno State, the athletic O-lineman played at Bowie when new KU defensive backs coach Kenny Perry led the program.
Tyrone Miller S 6-0 178 Saline, Michigan (Saline High) Once committed to Central Michigan, Miller switched to KU after being recruited by Reggie Mitchell. He had opened up his recruitment when Michigan and Michigan State showed interest.
Emmanuel Moore WR 6-0 190 Justin, Texas (Northwest High) The first player to commit to KU football coach David Beaty, the two-star prospect previously had committed to North Texas and drew interest from SMU and Minnesota.
Osaze Ogbebor LB 6-1 195 Frisco, Texas (Heritage High) The lone linebacker in KU’s recruiting class when he committed, Ogbebor chose the Jayhawks over offers from New Mexico State, Tulsa and UTEP.
Jayson Rhodes OL 6-4 310 Brenham, Texas (Blinn C.C.) The juco guard had offers from Grambling State, Hampton, Louisiana-Lafayette, Southern Miss and others.
Shaquille Richmond DB 6-0 180 Arlington, Texas (Timberview High) Committed to KU and coach David Beaty over the phone, without visiting campus, based on what he heard from Reggie Mitchell during an in-home visit.
Steven Sims WR 5-10 165 Richmond, Texas (Richmond High) Known for his speed and ability in the open field, Sims had previous connections with David Beaty and Klint Kubiak before they began working at KU.
Will Smith OL 6-4 315 El Dorado, Kansas (Butler C.C.) Smith was one of three Butler C.C. offensive linemen getting looks from high-level programs. The three-star recruit picked KU over Iowa and North Texas.
Carter Stanley QB 6-2 188 Vero Beach, Florida (Vero Beach High) Known for both his mobility and his arm, Stanley threw for 3,070 yards and 40 touchdowns as a senior, and has been clocked at 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
Jace Sternberger DE 6-4 225 Kingfisher, Oklahoma (Kingfisher High) Also played TE in high school. Picked Kansas over offers from New Mexico, Sam Houston State and South Dakota.
Brandon Stewart DB 5-11 175 Athens, Texas (Trinity Valley CC) Though he appeared to be headed to California, the cornerback, who recorded 52 tackles and picked off three passes in 2014, joined fellow Trinity Valley players Bazie Bates IV and D’Andre Banks in committing to Kansas.
Ryan Willis QB 6-4 201 Roeland Park, Kansas (Bishop Miege) Ranked at the time of his commitment as the Sunflower State's third-best prospect in the Class of 2015, Willis, a pro-style quarterback, became the first member of KU's '15 recruiting class.
* — Updated Feb. 1, 2015

Other recruiting classes

2014 recruiting class
2013 recruiting class
2012 recruiting class
2011 recruiting class