The way Les Miles envisions their futures, several freshmen on the Kansas football roster should be far ahead of schedule by the time the 2020 season arrives. Six members of the Jayhawks’ latest signing class already are enrolled, attending KU classes and getting acclimated when they could still be seniors in high school. By Benton Smith
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
An unheralded high school offensive lineman from Oklahoma, Jackson Satterwhite announced Wednesday his intentions of joining the Kansas football program.
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
Kansas head coach Les Miles was especially giddy about one position group after the early signing period.
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
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
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