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Bishop Miege standout Dylan Downing plans to join KU football

The Kansas football coaching staff won’t know for certain until Wednesday’s National Signing Day exactly who they will be adding to their 2019 class. In the meantime, an in-state player they targeted as a preferred walk-on announced Sunday night his plan to join the Jayhawks.

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Pittsburg LB Jerek Butcher plans to join KU football

As the Kansas football coaching staff geared up for the last weekend before National Signing Day, Les Miles and his assistants learned that one of their under-the-radar recruits plans to join the Jayhawks.

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Les Miles and staff have a few days to complete 2019 recruiting class

With less than a week to go until college football’s National Signing Day, the hours between now and Wednesday figure to be critical for the Kansas football program, as new head coach Les Miles and his staff complete their first recruiting class.

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Kansas WRs coach Emmett Jones speaks 'truth' when recruiting

In his brief time as the wide receivers coach at the University of Kansas, Emmett Jones has been active on the recruiting front, telling prospects about the program now being run by head coach Les Miles. So how does Jones sell players on the idea of joining the Jayhawks? Let him stop you right there. By Benton Smith

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Prep D-lineman Da'Jon Terry makes signing with KU official on Christmas Eve

Any Kansas football fans fretting about the status of prep prospect Da’Jon Terry received some welcome news on Christmas Eve. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles and staff extend offers to prospects in 2019 and beyond

While much of the buzz surrounding the Kansas football program this past week focused on the commitments and signings Les Miles and his staff were able to land for the Class of 2019, KU’s coaches also put in some work for the extended future of the program. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles: KU played 'catch-up' in recruiting once he took over

On the day Les Miles was introduced as the Kansas football program’s next head coach, back on Nov. 18, Miles said hiring coordinators and position coaches would be a key step in the recruiting process, because those new staff members would be able to lay out their plans and deliver their pitches to prospects. That bit of foreshadowing from the former LSU head coach, who inherited a 2019 KU recruiting class with just one player committed, proved true. By Benton Smith

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Matt Tait: Les Miles' juco signing strategy has different feel than recent experiments

Let the record show that the first official recruiting class in the Les Miles era of Kansas football will include at least six junior college signees. Insert your best eye roll, more-of-the-same statements and belly laughs worthy of Old Saint Nick here. Hasn’t Kansas tried this whole juco thing way too many times before? Yes and no. By Matt Tait

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Les Miles and KU football open early signing period by adding to 2019 recruiting class

Valerian Agbaw, Malcolm Lee, Torry Locklin among KU signees

Just a few hours into college football’s early signing period on Wednesday morning, the Kansas football program’s 2019 recruiting class grew. New head coach Les Miles and his staff had eight verbal commitments in place entering the day, but added one target they had recruited hard the past several weeks right off the bat. Plus, the Jayhawks signed a quarterback prospect who first committed to former head coach David Beaty and his staff before 2018’s National Signing Day. By Benton Smith

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3-star juco CB Justin Ford becomes 8th commitment in KU's 2019 class

The Kansas football team’s 2019 recruiting class grew to eight on the eve of college football’s early signing period when Justin Ford, a junior college cornerback from Golden West College (Calif.), announced Tuesday night his plans to sign with the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith

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3-star prep DB Jayden Russell to sign with KU football at mega-ceremony in Mexico City

There are signing ceremonies and then there is what’s in store for Kansas football recruit Jayden Russell. The first prospect to commit to the Jayhawks after head coach Les Miles took over, Russell won’t be the St. Thomas Aquinas gymnasium in Overland Park on Wednesday when he signs his national letter of intent. By Benton Smith

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Former Mizzou D-lineman Caleb Sampson commits to KU football

A college football journey that began for Caleb Sampson in Columbia, Mo., will next bring him to Lawrence. By Benton Smith

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KU football picks up commitment from prep D-lineman Da'Jon Terry

On the same night that the Kansas football program lost a commitment from a Class of 2019 running back it gained one from a defensive lineman. By Benton Smith

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Juco WRs Ezra Naylor and Andrew Parchment commit to KU football

Les Miles’ first recruiting class at Kansas already had a running back and a quarterback. On Sunday afternoon it gained not one, but two receivers. By Benton Smith

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Juco QB Thomas MacVittie, whose career began at Pitt, commits to KU football

The Kansas football team’s 2019 recruiting class now has a quarterback. Thomas MacVittie, a sophomore at Mesa Community College (Ariz.) whose college football career began in the ACC at Pittsburgh, announced Tuesday afternoon his decision to commit to the Jayhawks, becoming the first QB to do so since Les Miles took over the program. By Benton Smith