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Les Miles: KU filled needs at WR, OL, DB and DL with 2020 class

For anyone wondering why the Kansas football team’s 2020 signing class had so many receivers, allow Les Miles to explain. Actually, while recapping this past week the Jayhawks’ list of incoming freshmen, Miles was happy to share his opinion that KU filled specific needs at a few other positions, too. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles thinks KU addressed most of its needs in 2020 signing class

With the Kansas football team’s 2020 signing class finally complete, head coach Les Miles looked at the long list of high school players he and his assistants spent the past year recruiting and didn’t mind sharing his sense of satisfaction. “This has been,” Miles said during a Thursday press conference, while knocking his fist on the wooden lectern in front of him, “the kind of class that we needed.” By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks add CBs Dotson and Bryant, DE Anokwuru to 2020 class on National Signing Day

Bryant signs with KU days after decommitting

For a little while, National Signing Day proved relatively uneventful for Les Miles and the Kansas football coaches Wednesday morning, as the program’s committed 2020 recruits, as planned, validated their pledges with their signatures. But by midday the Jayhawks officially added two new members to the class, too, as cornerback Ra’Mello Dotson and defensive end Clinton Anokwuru signed. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks have just a few spots to fill for 2020 on National Signing Day

With most of their 2020 recruiting class sorted out in December, Kansas football head coach Les Miles and his assistants just have a few loose ends to tie up on Wednesday for National Signing Day. The Jayhawks could add somewhere around four to six new additions to fill out the class, after announcing the signing of 19 high school seniors during the early signing period. By Benton Smith

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KU football loses commitments from 2 Class of 2020 prospects

A little more than a week before college football’s National Signing Day, Kansas lost the commitment of a potentially promising high school prospect in the Class of 2020. Chris Jones, a 6-foot-4 defensive end from Pompano Beach, Fla., announced Monday night his plans to reopen his recruitment, more than five months after committing to the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles, KU staff welcomed many visitors this weekend

Outside of a quick drive over to Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday to make a cameo on ESPN’s College GameDay, Kansas football coach Les Miles spent the majority of the past few days with high school prospects and their families at Anderson Family Football Complex, during a busy recruiting weekend.

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KU football adds another O-lineman to 2020 class

While Kansas football coach Les Miles and his staff welcomed many high school juniors to campus this weekend for visits, they kept working on their 2020 recruiting class, too, picking up another commitment. A 6-foot-6 offensive lineman from Clovis, NM., Bryce Cabeldue committed to the Jayhawks on Sunday, on the heels of his official visit to Lawrence. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: KU's Pooka Williams expected to be one of nation's top RBs in 2020

The large-scale expectations for Pooka Williams Jr.’s junior year at the University of Kansas aren’t emanating exclusively from Lawrence and the football program’s fan base. Far ahead of the 2020 season, Williams already is gaining recognition as one of college football’s best running backs. By Benton Smith

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Oklahoma prep O-lineman commits to KU football

An unheralded high school offensive lineman from Oklahoma, Jackson Satterwhite announced Wednesday his intentions of joining the Kansas football program.

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4-star prep LB Brennon Scott decommits from KU football

The Kansas football program lost the pledge of its most heralded 2020 prospect on Tuesday. Brennan Scott, a four-star linebacker from Dallas, announced on Twitter his decision to decommit from the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith

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'They're pretty special': KU football has high hopes for 2020 cornerbacks

Kansas head coach Les Miles was especially giddy about one position group after the early signing period.

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Notebook: KU football WRs also gain All-Big 12 recognition

When the Big 12’s football coaches and a panel of media members selected their respective all-league teams for 2019, only two Jayhawks made the cut. But even more KU standouts were included when national college football writer Phil Steele unveiled his all-conference choices this week. By Benton Smith

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KU football D.C.: New signees recruited 'to come in and play'

As coordinator D.J. Eliot looks to enhance the Kansas football defense for next season and beyond, the hope is incoming freshmen will be able to contribute in some fashion during their first year on campus next year. Actually, that possibility often is a selling point during Eliot’s conversations with prospects. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles glad to have 19 signees in place in December

Out of coaching when the NCAA first allowed college football staffs to make use of an early December signing period, Kansas head coach Les Miles got just a taste of the process a year ago, in a hurried fashion, with only a few weeks between the time of his hiring and the three-day window to try and line up recruits. With the class of 2020, Miles got to fully appreciate the format, describing it as advantageous. By Benton Smith

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Emmett Jones: Incoming KU WRs 'not going to cheat the game'

“I know them well, man, and I know what they bring to the table,” Emmett Jones said of KU football's receiver signees. By Benton Smith