September 18, 2013
Kansas University football recruiting.
Despite Saturday's loss to Memphis, the Jayhawks got some good news over the weekend when they picked up an oral commitment from 2017 prospect Dominic Williams, a 5-foot-9, 186-pound running back from Parish Episcopal School in Dallas.
The Journal-World learned Thursday afternoon that King, a 6-foot-1, 295-pound D-tackle, has been cleared to join the Jayhawks in time for the start of the 2015 season. By Matt Tait
The updated Kansas University football roster, released Wednesday night, on the eve of the start of preseason camp, featured nearly two dozen new names and included a couple of notable omissions. By Matt Tait
Snow in Kansas in the heart of the summer is hard to imagine, but the Kansas University football program keeps finding a way to make it happen.
Even though it won't do much to help this season, the Kansas University football program on Sunday took a step toward fixing one of its weakest and thinnest positions, when Snow College defensive tackle Manaia Perese orally committed to join the program.
Quincy Perdue, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound wide receiver from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, will leave UAB and transfer to Kansas University for the upcoming season, sources close to the KU program confirmed to the Journal-World on Thursday morning. By Matt Tait
Kansas University football coach David Beaty was back on Twitter on Saturday, using his #neatdeal approach to tip his hand that the Jayhawks might have landed another commitment in the Class of 2016.
A cavalcade of Kansas University football recruits and commitments watched Saturday’s spring game at Memorial Stadium, and before the big weekend concluded for the Jayhawks, one of those undecided high school players in attendance told KU’s coaches he plans to make Lawrence his future home. By Benton Smith
Najee Harris, the 6-foot-2, 222-pound sophomore running back from Antioch, California, who is listed by Rivals.com as a five-star prospect, was at Kansas University’s football practice Monday on an unofficial visit.
Wednesday is supposed to be the day with all of the signing day football buzz, but Kansas University got its portion of that started a day early when Huffman, Texas, wide receiver Chase Harrell signed with the Jayhawks early.
Wednesday was supposed to be the day with all of the national signing day buzz, but the Kansas University football program got its fun started Tuesday, when Huffman, Texas, wide receiver Chase Harrell joined the Jayhawks earlier than expected.
The Kansas University football program appears to have put the finishing touches on its 2015 recruiting class. KU coach David Beaty and the Jayhawks picked up three more oral commitments over the weekend, bringing the total to 24, which, because of the blue-shirt scholarship given to former wide receiver Nigel King who recently declared for the NFL draft, is the maximum number allowed in this year's class.
The final weekend before signing day is always a big deal, but this weekend looks to have even more importance for the Kansas University football program, which still is in the process of trying to fill up first-year head coach David Beaty's first recruiting class. By Matt Tait
With national signing day less than a week away and coaches across the country still scrambling to fill their classes or find those diamond-in-the-rough athletes, it has become a tense time for the Kansas University football staff.
It was net two for the Kansas University football recruiting efforts over the weekend, as the Jayhawks and head coach David Beaty picked up four more oral commitments but also lost two previous commitments to other schools. By Matt Tait
Shola Ayinde, a two-star defensive back from Georg Ranch High in Richmond, Texas, announced on Twitter late Monday night that he had orally committed to the Kansas University football program. By Matt Tait
The Kansas University football program picked up another oral commitment in the Class of 2015 over the weekend, as Vero Beach (Florida) High quarterback Carter Stanley pledged to join the Jayhawks. Stanley, a 6-foot-2, 188-pound QB with good mobility and a good arm, was named MVP of his region in 2014 after throwing for 3,070 yards, 40 touchdowns, and seven interceptions and rushing for nearly 600 more yards and seven touchdowns. He has been clocked at 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash. By Matt Tait
Sources told the Journal-World early Monday afternoon that longtime Kansas high school coach Wier, who won six state titles at Olathe North before leaving in 2003 for a nine-year stint as the head coach at Richland (Texas) High, soon will be joining Beaty's staff in an off-the-field coaching role. By Matt Tait
Newly hired Kansas University football coach David Beaty has received a lot of praise for his early run of success on the recruiting trail that landed eight mid-year junior-college transfers on Wednesday.
A little more than a week ago, Kilgore College cornerback M.J. Mathis had his entire world turned upside down.
Recent Kansas University football commitment Ke'aun Kinner, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back from Navarro College, was named a first-team NJCAA All-American on Tuesday.
Kansas University football program picked up yet another commitment from the Class of 2015 Monday afternoon.
The break in the latest Kansas University football recruiting haul lasted barely 12 hours, as KU coach David Beaty and his program picked up another oral commitment Monday morning.
Last week, during his first week on the job, Kansas University football coach David Beaty wasted no time in hitting the recruiting trail. This weekend, with 11 prospects making official visits to campus, five future Jayhawks rewarded that effort by wasting little time committing to Kansas.
Kilgore (Texas) Junior College cornerback Michael Mathis, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound, three-star prospect, remains committed to the Kansas University football program despite the Jayhawks' change in leadership. By Matt Tait
The Kansas University football team picked up its 13th commitment in the recruiting class of 2015 on Saturday. Like No. 12, he chose KU after switching his commitment. Michael Mathis, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound cornerback from Kilgore Junior College, orally committed to Kansas after originally pledging his services to Kentucky. By Matt Tait
Aaron Garza, a three-star offensive lineman in Rivals.com’s Class of 2015, orally committed to the Kansas University football program Thursday night. By Matt Tait
The Kansas University football team’s backfield depth got a little thinner on Saturday with the news that four-star freshman tailback Traevohn Wrench would not be eligible this season and, instead, will enroll at Butler County Community College.
In Lawrence Tuesday for an unofficial visit to Kansas University, Class of 2015 wide receiver Kevin Thomas, from DeSoto, Texas, couldn't resist ending his college recruitment — or tweeting out his decision.
After a slow start landing commitments in the Class of 2015, Kansas University football picked up the pace and gained pledges from eight players this month, the latest coming Sunday from Trinity Valley Community College safety L.B. Bates. By Matt Tait
The Kansas University football team on Thursday added a couple of Texas players to its commitment list in the Class of 2015.
The commitment parade continued on Tuesday for Charlie Weis and the Kansas University football program, which picked up its seventh commitment in the past four days when four-star junior-college wide receiver Cory Butler switched his commitment from Utah to Kansas.
The Kansas University football program on Monday picked up an offensive lineman from Iowa Western Community College who may be able to help the Jayhawks right away.
Always in search of upgrading the talent at his team's positions of greatest need, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis enjoyed a productive weekend on the recruiting trail.
Two weeks after awarding its starting quarterback spot to Bishop Miege graduate Montell Cozart, the Kansas University football program picked up an oral commitment from the player who followed in Cozart’s footsteps. Late Friday morning, Miege senior-to-be Ryan Willis announced via Twitter that he had committed to play football at Kansas. By Matt Tait
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis put the finishing touches on KU’s 2014 recruiting class Wednesday when he received 20 letters of intent in the first several hours of national signing day. Things went so smoothly for the Jayhawks that all letters were signed, faxed and received by just after noon, leaving very little reason to worry that anything would go awry. By Matt Tait
A year after the “Dream Team 2013” hashtag dominated recruiting talk about the Jayhawks, several members of KU’s latest class have followed suit and created a hashtag for the 2014 version. By Matt Tait
A little more than 24 hours before the arrival of signing day, the Kansas University football program got some huge news when Dallas Carter High athlete Corey Avery orally committed to the Jayhawks on live television in his hometown.
Hartnell Community College football coach Matt Collins has been involved with junior-college coaching for nearly two decades, but the recent recruiting process provided him with a new experience. By Matt Tait
According to his Twitter account, Frankie Seurer, the son of former Kansas great Frank Seurer, will join the Jayhawks as a walk-on quarterback. By Matt Tait
Two of the top-ranked junior college players in the country chose Monday night as the night to announce their future plans. Kansas University's already deep backfield got a little deeper when DeAndre Mann, the top-ranked junior-college running back in the country according to JCGridiron.com, orally committed to KU Monday evening. A couple of hours later, news broke that KU also received an oral commitment from the nation's No. 2-ranked defensive end, Arizona Western's Anthony Olobia.
After visiting Kansas University last weekend and hosting in-home visits with his two finalists — KU and Michigan State — during the week, wide receiver Darious Crawley orally committed to KU late Friday night.
The Kansas University football program picked up a late gem in its Class of 2014 recruiting efforts on Thursday, when Lufkin (Texas) High defensive lineman D.J. Williams orally committed to KU, according to a report from JayhawkSlant.com.
The Kansas University football program continued to add to its 2014 recruiting class on Tuesday, as outside linebacker Josh Ehambe, a two-star prospect from Prime Prep Academy in Arlington, Texas, orally committed to the Jayhawks during an in-home visit.
The presence of Aaron Rodgers and a big-time college basketball victory proved to be beneficial for the Kansas University football program, which landed a pair of commitments on Sunday. Dallas wide receiver Derrick Neal, of Lincoln High, and Hartnell Community College defensive end Kapil Fletcher both orally committed to join the Jayhawks on Sunday after enjoying official visits to campus over the weekend.
After a monthlong dead period, college football coaches hit the road recruiting again Thursday. By Matt Tait
Junior College All-American De’Andre Mann, a standout running back at Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif., has scheduled an official visit with Kansas University for the weekend of Jan. 17. By Matt Tait
So far, the Class of 2014 for Kansas University’s football program has a serious secondary flavor to it. By Matt Tait
According to the Rivals.com Boston College site, EagleAction.com, Class of 2014 defensive end Austin Stevens has changed his commitment from Kansas University to Boston College. By Matt Tait
While it paled in comparison to last year’s nine-man mid-year haul, Wednesday proved to be a productive day for the recruiting efforts of the Kansas University football program, which welcomed three players to the roster on the initial day of the mid-year junior-college signing period. By Matt Tait
When Kansas University football commitment Keyon Haughton first arrived at Georgia Military College, he made fast friends with a player who shared his name. Now, more than two years later, Keyon is following in KU captain Keon Stowers' footsteps. Haughton is one of two juco players expected to sign national letters of intent with the Jayhawks today. By Matt Tait
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M defensive back Ronnie Davis has orally committed to play football at Kansas University, according to a report from JayhawkSlant.com. By Matt Tait
When Class of 2014 center Jacob Bragg first heard that Kansas University offensive line coach Tim Grunhard was leaving, it took a second for him to process what had happened. By Matt Tait