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Decommitment from Wichita TE leaves KU with 1 recruit in 2019 class

And then there was one. Just one commitment remains in place for the Kansas football program’s 2019 recruiting class as of Sunday evening. By Benton Smith

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4-star New Orleans QB Lance LeGendre decommits from KU

The already minuscule 2019 Kansas football recruiting class lost its biggest and likely most talented prospect Wednesday morning. By Benton Smith

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KU football lands commitment from Class of 2019 running back

With temperatures in the 70s for its annual Friday Night Lights football camp, the Kansas football program’s recruiting for the 2019 class heated up when the Jayhawks landed an oral commitment from running back Cole Mueller.

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OL Alex Fontana joins KU football as grad transfer

When the Kansas football team opens preseason camp in a couple of weeks, a veteran with starting experience will join the fray along the offensive line. By Benton Smith

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KU football finds 2nd Class of 2019 commitment in state

The Kansas football program’s 2019 recruiting class finally has a second member. Four months after four-star New Orleans quarterback Lance LeGendre became the first prep player from the class to send a commitment KU’s way, the Jayhawks found another pledge inside the Sunflower State. By Benton Smith

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Class of 2019 Free State teammates Keenan Garber, Jax Dineen weighing options

Broad-shouldered offensive tackle Turner Corcoran isn’t the only member of Free State High’s football team picking up interest from a number of college programs. Offers for rising seniors Keenan Garber and Jax Dineen also began piling up this past spring. By Benton Smith

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4-star Class of 2020 OT Turner Corcoran's long list of options includes KU

A 6-foot-6 Free State High offensive lineman, Turner Corcoran’s college recruitment exploded over the past couple of months, as he began receiving scholarship offers from such celebrated programs as Notre Dame, Nebraska, Michigan and Clemson, making his future a popular topic. By Benton Smith

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Former Ohio State OT to join KU as grad transfer

Just a few years ago, Kevin Feder was a four-star prep offensive lineman with enough potential to sign with national powerhouse Ohio State. Now he's oh his way to Kansas. By Benton Smith

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Juco CB originally from Louisiana plans to join KU football

A Kansas football secondary already counting on contributions from newcomers this coming fall could have another addition in the mix.

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Kansas football picks up late addition to 2018 recruiting class

D-lineman Brown 12th juco commitment for KU

March Madness isn’t just for college basketball anymore. More than a month after football’s February National Signing Day, the Kansas football program added to its 2018 recruiting class. By Benton Smith

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4-star New Orleans QB Lance LeGendre commits to KU football

The Kansas football program didn’t have any potential signees for next year lined up until Monday, but the Jayhawks kicked off their 2019 recruiting class in style, with news from a familiar high school in Louisiana that a highly sought after quarterback decided to commit. By Benton Smith

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KCMO all-state QB Maples to walk on with KU football

One of the most productive high school quarterbacks in the state of Missouri this past year, Park Hill senior Billy Maples plans to walk on with the Kansas football program. By Benton Smith

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Coffeyville OL Lewis commits to KU football

11th juco prospect to join 2018 class

As the hours leading up to National Signing Day tick down, more commitments for the Kansas football program’s 2018 recruiting class continue to trickle in. The latest came on Monday afternoon, when junior college offensive tackle Reuben Lewis announced his intentions to sign. By Benton Smith

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Texas prep QB Locklin commits to KU football

Less than 72 hours before Wednesday’s National Signing Day, the Kansas football program picked up a new commitment for its 2018 recruiting class Sunday night. A dual-threat high school quarterback from Rockdale, Texas, Torry Locklin announced his intentions to join the Jayhawks via Twitter. By Benton Smith

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Free State lineman plans to walk on with KU football

Blue Valley North TE pledges, too

An in-town lineman from Free State High, Spencer Roe on Friday announced his plans to join the Kansas football program. A defensive tackle and offensive guard during his senior season at FSHS, Roe will join the Jayhawks as a walk-on. Dylan Freberg, a 6-4, 220-pound tight end from Blue Valley North, plans to stay in state and join KU as a non-scholarship player, as well. By Benton Smith

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Juco OL Mike Brown backs off KU commitment, opts for WVU

The Kansas football program’s 2018 recruiting class lost one potential addition just more than a week ahead of National Signing Day. Mike Brown, an offensive tackle from Eastern Arizona College, announced Tuesday — nine days after committing to the Jayhawks — his intentions to sign with a more reputable Big 12 team, West Virginia. By Benton Smith

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Wichita Kapaun Mt. Carmel LB/RB to walk on at KU

An in-state senior prospect from Wichita’s Kapaun Mt. Carmel, Nick Channel announced Monday his plans to join the Kansas football program.

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Jayhawks add to 2018 class with juco OL's verbal commitment

The Kansas football team added to its 2018 recruiting class Sunday with a verbal commitment from an offensive lineman. Like so many other members in this crop of future Jayhawks, the latest addition came from the junior college ranks. Mike Brown, an offensive tackle from Eastern Arizona College, told KU head coach David Beaty and his staff during a weekend visit to campus he plans to sign. By Benton Smith

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Juco QB to enroll at Kansas this semester

The Kansas football team didn’t sign a quarterback during December’s early signing period, but head coach David Beaty and his staff won’t have to wait until February to add a QB to the 2018 recruiting class. By Benton Smith

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Change of plans: Looking back at 11 Class of 2018 prospects who decommitted from KU football

In the sphere of college football recruiting, assigning programs and their coaches credit for landing verbal commitments from prospects can prove dicey, due to the potentially temporary nature of a player’s non-binding words. KU's dreams of competing with college football’s juggernauts on the recruiting front this year perished as de-commitments trickled in, following a memorable junior day for the Jayhawks more than 10 months ago, when six high school players — now all considered three- or four-star talents — stated their intentions to eventually join Kansas. By Benton Smith

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KU football's 2018 recruiting class currently lacks a QB

The Kansas football team’s 2018 recruiting class doesn’t yet include a quarterback, thanks to the on-again, off-again interest in the Jayhawks shown by Texas prep QB Clayton Tune, a two-time KU commit who twice changed his mind and has yet to sign with any program. That, of course, doesn’t necessarily mean Kansas will head into February’s National Signing Day without a possible quarterback signee. By Benton Smith

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KU football receives holiday gift in form of verbal pledge for Class of 2018

Christmas Eve for the Kansas football program included a gift in the form of a verbal commitment from a high school prospect. By Benton Smith

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'Pooka' Williams: 'I managed to be a man of my word'

Louisiana RB heard plenty of LSU pitches

A popular young man around the Hahnville High campus and Boutte, La., community the past several months, running back Anthony “Pooka” Williams heard countless pitches from those he encountered in the heart of LSU country. Of course, the new Kansas football signee told The Times-Picayune, those interactions tended to be opinionated and distinctly pro-Tigers. By Benton Smith

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RB 'Pooka' Williams signs with Kansas football, instead of LSU or Nebraska

The first player from the Class of 2018 to commit to the University of Kansas, running back Anthony “Pooka” Williams took a couple extra days in the December early signing period to contemplate making that choice official before resolving to stick with his initial decision and sign with KU. By Benton Smith

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'Pooka' Williams to sign with 1 of 3 programs Friday

The Kansas football staff won’t have to wait until February to find out whether longtime recruiting target Anthony “Pooka” Williams will stick to his verbal commitment to the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith

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New KU football signee Corione Harris credits Tony Hull for job well done

With a smile on his face Wednesday morning at Landry-Walker High, in New Orleans, cornerback Corione Harris uttered eight words that had to have inspired the same reaction out of Kansas football fans, coaches and players alike. “I’ll be taking my talents to Kansas University,” the high school senior announced from a podium at a signing ceremony in his high school’s gymnasium. By Benton Smith

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KU football signs 14 prospects to 2018 recruiting class

9 new Jayhawks to join from juco ranks

Within the first several hours of the NCAA’s new early signing period for college football, the University of Kansas officially added 14 members to its 2018 recruiting class on Wednesday. Nine of the prospects head coach David Beaty and his staff can now call Jayhawks signed on from the junior college ranks. The group also included a graduate transfer and four high school seniors, headlined by New Orleans cornerback Corione Harris. By Benton Smith

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4-star CB Corione Harris sticks to his word, signs with Kansas football

Out of nowhere this past February, receiver Devonta Jason and cornerback Corione Harris — Louisiana prospects considered four-star talents and among the top 100 players in the nation — caught the recruiting world off guard by announcing they were committing to KU. A little more than 10 months later, when those non-binding pledges could become official, the Jayhawks had to settle for one Landry-Walker High stud. Harris remained loyal to his word, signing with Kansas. By Benton Smith

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3rd juco prospect, CB Elijah Jones, commits to KU on eve of early signing period

KU's 2018 class up to 9 potential juco signees

A busy Tuesday for Kansas football recruiting continued into the evening, when the program added its third junior college prospect of the day, and ninth overall, to its 2018 recruiting class. The day before the new December signing period for college football commences, Ellsworth Community College (Iowa) cornerback Elijah Jones described himself as “1,000” percent committed to the Jayhawks By Benton Smith

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KU football adds 8th juco prospect, DL Charles Cole, to recruiting class

The Kansas football program’s 2018 recruiting class picked up its eighth junior college prospect — and second of the day — Tuesday afternoon, hours ahead of the beginning of the new early signing period. Butler Community College defensive tackle Charles Cole announced his plan to sign with the Jayhawks via Twitter, along with a photo of him wearing a KU uniform. By Benton Smith

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Juco DE Azur Kamara commits to Kansas football

On the eve of college football’s new early signing period, Kansas added another junior college commitment to its 2018 recruiting class. A defensive end at Arizona Western College, Azur Kamara announced his intentions to sign with the Jayhawks through a note on Twitter Tuesday morning. By Benton Smith

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Omaha prep QB plans to walk on at Kansas

The Kansas football program has added a walk-on quarterback, Dylan Plautz, from Westside High, in Omaha, Neb., to its list of potential newcomers for the 2018 season. By Benton Smith

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Wichita prep makes verbal commitment to KU

Wichita Collegiate High senior quarterback Cody McNerney tweeted Wednesday that he has made a verbal commitment to attend Kansas.

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Report: New Orleans prep WR Devonta Jason still considering Kansas

According to Devonta Jason, there’s still a chance the coveted New Orleans prep receiver could end up signing with the Kansas football team he publicly decommitted from on Sunday. By Benton Smith

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Prep QB Tune describes KU as 'still in the picture' after Ole Miss offer, visit

Mere days after announcing he had picked up a scholarship offer from Ole Miss, Texas prep quarterback Clayton Tune, a Class of 2018 recruiting target of Kansas, traveled to Oxford, Miss., to check out the SEC program in person. According to what Tune told Rebel Grove, the visit went “really well.” What’s more, the QB described KU as “still in the picture” — far from a ringing endorsement. By Benton Smith

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Hectic Sunday also brings three additions to KU football's 2018 recruiting class

On the same day his Kansas football program officially lost commitments from two longstanding Class of 2018 recruiting targets, three-year head coach David Beaty on three occasions Sunday took to Twitter to make unrelated “neat deal” declarations, marking the additions of new recruits. By Benton Smith

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4-star New Orleans WR Devonta Jason decommits from Kansas

A day many Kansas football fans feared — and others assumed was inevitable — for months finally arrived Sunday. Five-star receiver Devonta Jason, the 31st-best high school senior in the country according to Rivals, backed out of his non-binding verbal commitment to play with the Jayahwks. By Benton Smith

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KU football loses pledge from prep D-end, who commits to K-State

Mark off another name from the Kansas football team’s list of potential high school signees in the 2018 recruiting class. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: New Orleans prep re-opens his recruitment

The Kansas football team’s 2018 recruiting class may have lost another potential signee Thursday evening, when a high school prospect from New Orleans announced his plans to further examine other programs. By Benton Smith

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Four-star KU football recruit narrows choices down to two programs

As Dec. 20 and the NCAA’s new early signing period for college football nears, one of the New Orleans high school players Kansas has coveted for months has eliminated all but two programs from his list of potential destinations. By Benton Smith

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Juco D-lineman backs off KU commitment, intends to sign with Ohio

The Kansas football team’s Class of 2018 commitment list is one name shorter after a junior college defensive lineman this past weekend declared his intentions to play elsewhere. Zach Burks, a sophomore defensive tackle at Coffeyville Community College, announced through his Twitter profile after making an official visit to Ohio University that he had committed to the Bobcats. By Benton Smith

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New Orleans WR Devonta Jason drawing interest from another SEC program

A new suitor has emerged on the Devonta Jason recruiting front. The five-star receiver from Louisiana, who committed to the University of Kansas back in February, revealed in an interview this weekend with Pelican Preps his top choices for the upcoming Dec. 20 signing day include not only KU, LSU and Mississippi State, but also Florida. By Benton Smith

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Once de-committed Texas prep QB Clayton Tune back on board with KU

In the latest example of the mercurial nature of college football recruiting, Texas prep quarterback Clayton Tune, less than six weeks after de-committing from Kansas, has jumped back on board. By Benton Smith

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Kansas picks up defensive back commitments from familiar junior college

Adding a defensive back from Hartnell College has worked out well for the Kansas football program before. Head coach David Beaty and his staff have to be hopeful history repeats itself — a couple times — after adding two commitments Monday from the junior college in California. The same program that brought the Jayhawks safety Fish Smithson produced a pair of Class of 2018 recruits for KU when sophomore safety Jeremiah McCullough and freshman defensive back Davon Ferguson pledged to sign. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks pick up commitment from juco CB on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in the Kansas football offices became a little happier when the coaching staff received a verbal commitment from a junior college prospect the coaches hope can help out the Jayhawks’ secondary. Elmore Hempstead, rated a three-star juco corner by Rivals, reached out to the KU staff Thursday morning to share his decision. By Benton Smith

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Kansas extends scholarship offer to dual-threat, junior college quarterback

Kansas has extended a scholarship offer to Victor Viramontes, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound quarterback, according to Rivals.com.

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Texas prep QB Tune backs out of verbal commitment to Kansas

The Kansas football program lost more than a Big 12 road game to a top-five team Saturday night in Texas. By Benton Smith

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KU football picks up commitment from juco DE

The day before the Kansas football team’s second road game of the season, head coach David Beaty and his assistants received some good news on the recruiting front. Najee Stevens-McKenzie, a defensive end at ASA College (N.Y.), called Beaty, en route to Ames, Iowa, to inform the third-year coach of his decision to commit to Kansas. By Benton Smith

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Juco teammates de-commit from KU football

The Kansas football program’s 2018 recruiting class took a pair of losses a little more than 48 hours after the Jayhawks dropped a home game to Central Michigan. By Benton Smith

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Texas prep receiver Hunt de-commits from Kansas

The Kansas football team’s 2018 recruiting class shrank by one commitment Monday evening, with Texas prep Tevailance Hunt announcing his decision to de-commit from David Beaty’s program. By Benton Smith

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St. Louis offensive lineman commits to KU football; Louisiana safety decommits

The Kansas football program received one commitment and one de-commitment on the recruiting trail Wednesday. By Bobby Nightengale

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KU football adds depth to O-line with former juco guard

The University of Kansas offensive line picked up an unexpected addition this summer, with guard Andru Tovi, formerly of Pima Community College (Ariz.), joining the program. By Benton Smith

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KU's 2018 recruiting class bulks up with three D-line commitments

On a big recruiting weekend for the Kansas football program, third-year head coach David Beaty and his staff saw three hefty additions to their 2018 class. Thrice Sunday afternoon Beaty tweeted out his signature “neat deal” hashtag, signaling commitments from a trio of defensive linemen. By Benton Smith

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Three-star DE Miles Emery commits to KU football

Back in February, the University of Kansas football staff became the first to offer Blue Valley North defensive lineman Miles Emery a spot among the college ranks. Since then offers came from Oklahoma, Louisville and other programs, but on Tuesday morning Emery decided to stick with David Beaty and company. By Benton Smith

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Former Olathe D-lineman Zach Burks commits to Kansas

The University of Kansas added another piece to its 2018 recruiting class Monday when former Olathe North High defensive lineman Zach Burks committed to head coach David Beaty’s rebuilding program. By Benton Smith

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Former Cornhuskers O-lineman Zach Hannon transferring to Kansas

A graduate transfer from Nebraska looking to play closer to his hometown of Kansas City, Mo., offensive lineman Zach Hannon plans to do so at the University of Kansas. Listed most recently on the Cornhuskers’ roster as a 6-foot-5, 315-pound lineman, the former Rockhurst High standout announced Thursday afternoon via Twitter he will enroll at KU, where he will be eligible for the 2017 season. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks land first in-state commitment of 2018 class

Kansas football coaches began their annual spring “Kansas blast” on Monday, hitting various high schools around the Sunflower State to not only build relationships with prep coaches but also search out in-state talent. One day into the strategic recruiting approach, the Jayhawks landed their first in-state commitment for the Class of 2018. Wichita Collegiate offensive tackle Mac Copeland declared on Twitter Monday night his intentions to sign with KU football. By Benton Smith

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Prep receiver Tevailance Hunt commits to KU during spring game visit

Less than two hours after the completion of his program’s annual spring game, Kansas football head coach David Beaty was on Twitter, firing off his favorite hashtag, “Neat deal.” By Benton Smith

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Another Louisiana prospect backs out of initial commitment to KU football

And then there were four. Once a group of six, the number of Class of 2018 Louisiana prospects committed to the Kansas football program again shrank on Thursday, when three-star defensive lineman Nelson Jenkins announced his intentions to play closer to home, at LSU. By Benton Smith

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Four-star WR Chase decommits from KU football

Serving as a reminder of just how mercurial the college football recruiting world can be, Kansas coaches learned Sunday night one of the touted Louisiana prospects who committed to join the Jayhawks just over a week ago has decided to back out. By Benton Smith

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Kansas football adds commitment from Missouri defensive lineman

Less than a week after adding the first player in the 2018 recruiting class, the Kansas football team picked up its eighth pledge Thursday. By Bobby Nightengale

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Sixth touted Louisiana prospect commits to KU football

Jenkins a three-star D-lineman from 'The Boot'

The Kansas football program’s Louisiana recruiting revolution didn’t flame out over the weekend. Nelson Jenkins, a defensive lineman from Plaquemine, Louisiana, listed at 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds, announced Monday morning on Twitter his intentions to play at KU. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks' 2018 recruiting class grows to six late Saturday night

If David Beaty had gone to bed early Saturday night, after he and his Kansas football assistant coaches secured four verbal commitments for their 2018 recruiting class, the KU head coach could’ve slept well following what already had to be considered a wildly successful day for the downtrodden program. Believe it or not, the Jayhawks’ banner recruiting day was just getting started. By Benton Smith

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Two of top 60 prep juniors in nation commit to KU football

Jayhawks begin building 2018 class with four pledges

Prior to this weekend, the Kansas football team hadn’t picked up any commitments for its 2018 recruiting class. Over the course of a few hours Saturday, though, the list went from nonexistent to four deep and included the names of two of the top prospects the state of Louisiana has to offer. By Benton Smith

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KU football welcoming slew of 2018 recruits to campus this weekend

Some of top prospects in Louisiana to visit

Kansas football coach David Beaty deemed this week’s National Signing Day a success for the rebuilding program, but that didn’t mean he and his staff could celebrate or relax. In college football, recruiting never stops. As evidence, look no further than the Jayhawks’ weekend plans, which revolve around welcoming to campus a slew of recruits from the Class of 2018. By Benton Smith

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Kansas football replenishing roster with walk-ons

As Kansas football coach David Beaty and his staff replenish the team’s roster through recruiting, not every addition gets a “#NeatDeal” tweet from the third-year head coach. Those generally are reserved for recruits who are offered scholarships and verbally commit to play at KU. Recently, some other prospects have made their intentions to join the Jayhawks known, too. By Benton Smith

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Versatile prep lineman a late addition to KU recruiting class

Whether 6-foot-6 Earl Bostick plays on the offensive or defensive line for the Jayhawks remains to be determined, but the Barnwell High senior let KU coaches know Sunday morning during his recruiting visit his football future is in Lawrence. By Benton Smith

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KU football removes recruit Darreon Jackson from consideration

Cross former Derby safety Darreon Jackson off of the Kansas football team’s list of incoming recruits. The safety from Coffeyville Community College announced Monday his intentions to transfer to KU and join the program, but according to an official in the athletics department, Jackson is no longer a part of the football team’s Class of 2017. By Benton Smith

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Former Derby standout Darreon Jackson commits to Kansas

A former all-state prep safety from Derby who signed with Boise State out of high school, defensive back Darreon Jackson is the latest member of the Kansas football team’s 2017 recruiting class. By Benton Smith

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KU football adds to 2017 recruiting class

Jayhawks add CB and WR, with more help on way

As the February 1 National Signing Day gets closer, the Kansas football team continues to add to its Class of 2017. Two new recruits — defensive back Antonio Cole and receiver Quan Hampton — confirmed their commitments to Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant Sunday, after weekend visits to KU. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: KU football lands in-state commitment; big recruiting weekend ahead

Another in-state prep football player is headed to the University of Kansas. Pratt senior Hunter Kaufman announced via Twitter his decision to attend KU and join the Jayhawks’ football program. By Benton Smith

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Wichita linebacker commits to Kansas

The two-word David Beaty hashtag that Kansas football fans long to see struck again Tuesday night. The KU head coach, as Beaty has been known to do, tweeted out the simple phrase “#NeatDeal” — signaling the Jayhawks landing a new commitment. The latest addition to the program turned out to be an in-state prospect, linebacker Cooper Root. By Benton Smith

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Linebacker Kyron Johnson getting head start with KU in spring semester

When eight new Kansas football players arrive in Lawrence ahead of the spring semester, only one could potentially stick around for four seasons. David Beaty and his defensive assistants were thrilled to land a high school senior on mid-year signing day last week, too. Kyron Johnson, a linebacker from Arlington, Texas, graduated early and will dive into offseason conditioning and spring football at KU. By Benton Smith

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Four-star defensive back lists KU among six finalists

Stewart considering Kansas, along with nationally renowned programs

When David Beaty announced the eight mid-year signees from the Kansas football team’s 2017 recruiting class earlier this week, the head coach said his new contract extension bolstered his staff’s ability to land the types of players they want to bring to KU. Due to NCAA rules, Beaty can’t speak publicly about un-signed recruits. But if he could, the Jayhawks’ leader would point to prep defensive back Brad Stewart to reinforce that argument. By Benton Smith

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Pair of juco defenders commit to KU football

Jayhawks add CB and DE to recruiting class

David Beaty’s December hot streak continued Tuesday as the Kansas head football coach, who just signed a two-year contract extension, landed verbal commitments from a pair of defensive prospects. Northwest Mississippi Community College defensive end Willie McCaleb let the KU coaches know of his decision to sign first, and Mesa Community College cornerback Shakial Taylor did the same shortly after. By Benton Smith

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Juco defensive lineman de-commits from Kansas

A trip back to the place where his college football journey began inspired one-time Kansas commitment Jamie Tago to reconsider his football future with the Jayhawks. Tago, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound defensive end who played this past season at Garden City Community College, on Monday took to Twitter to announce he no longer plans to sign with KU. By Benton Smith

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KU picks up another juco D-lineman in J.J. Holmes

For the second time in a week, the Kansas football program has added to its stockpile of defensive linemen by picking up a commitment from the junior college ranks. KU on Tuesday received word from Hutchinson Community College defensive tackle J.J. Holmes that he plans to sign with the program. By Benton Smith

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Juco D-lineman KeyShaun Simmons commits to Kansas

With the 2016 season complete and Kansas football coaches out on the recruiting trail searching for more talent to add to the roster, David Beaty received some good news Wednesday when one of the rebuilding program’s targets called the head coach to commit to KU. By Benton Smith

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Juco corner Hasan Defense commits to Kansas

With five seniors currently occupying key roles within the Kansas football team’s secondary, the need for new defensive backs for 2017 couldn’t be ignored. Head coach David Beaty can spend a little less time worrying about that aspect of the future now. Hasan Defense, a three-star junior college cornerback according to Rivals, called Beaty Monday morning to commit to KU. By Benton Smith

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Three-star DT Zach McKinney commits to Kansas

Although the Kansas football team suffered its ninth consecutive loss on the field Saturday at Memorial Stadium, head coach David Beaty and his staff received some positive news Sunday when recruiting target Zach McKinney verbally committed to the program. By Benton Smith

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Prep kicker Liam Jones commits to Kansas

In Lawrence to watch football practice a few days after receiving a scholarship offer from Kansas, kicker Liam Jones didn’t waste any further time contemplating his decision. The Chocktaw High (Okla.) senior told David Beaty and his staff in person he accepted the opportunity, prompting Jones to tweet out the news later in the evening. By Benton Smith

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Charles Baldwin — another former Alabama football player — transferring to KU

While the Kansas football team opened preseason camp this week, its coaches have been just as busy off the field, building the roster for the future. On Friday, for the second time in less than 24 hours, KU landed a former Alabama player, via transfer. By Benton Smith

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Former Alabama WR Daylon Charlot announces transfer to KU

Earlier this week, wide receiver Daylon Charlot announced he was leaving the powerhouse football program at Alabama. On Thursday evening, he surprised Kansas fans by tweeting out his decision to join David Beaty and the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith

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Denzell Evans and Mike Lee added to KU football roster

While every member of the Kansas football team reported to campus Wednesday for the first day of the Jayhawks’ preseason camp, two players in particular stood out as welcome arrivals. By Benton Smith

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Derby receiver picks Jayhawks over Wildcats

Derby senior Kenyon Tabor drew offers from both of his home state’s Big 12 football programs, but when it came time for the 6-foot-3 pass-catching weapon to make an oral commitment Tuesday afternoon, he picked Kansas over Kansas State. By Benton Smith

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Former KU commitment and 3-star DB Akayleb Evans picks Tulsa

The Kansas football program’s strong recruiting stretch took a small hit this week, when three-star Texas defensive back Akayleb Evans announced he was de-committing. By Matt Tait

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James joins Jayhawks’ Louisiana pipeline

Kansas’ Memorial Stadium may sit 811 miles from the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, city limits, but, to three-star defensive end Troy James, it felt closer than that. By Matt Tait

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KU Football lands second D-End commitment of the day

Three-star prospect Troy James becomes 4th player from Louisiana to commit to Kansas

Troy James, a three-star defensive end from Baton Rouge, announced on Twitter around 5 p.m. Tuesday that he was orally committing to Kansas.

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Former Hawaii defensive end commits to KU football

Garden City-bound defensive end Jamie Tago, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound prospect originally from Hawaii on Tuesday orally committed to KU. By Matt Tait

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Chicago DB Robert Topps picks KU

Marist High prospect becomes KU's 6th 3-star commitment in 2017 class so far

Late Monday night, roughly 12 hours after learning about an oral commitment from McKinney, Texas safety Akayleb Evans earlier in the day, Kansas football coach David Beaty and company picked up another commitment from a 3-star defensive back.

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KU football adds another 3-star commitment

The Kansas football program picked up another three-star commitment on Wednesday, marking a big day for both the player and the program. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks land in-state offensive lineman

Joey Gilbertson, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound tackle from Wichita’s Northwest High, on Monday announced via Twitter that he had orally committed to KU. By Matt Tait

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Former KU football commitment Jared Hocker picks Texas Tech

Just a couple of days after de-committing from Kansas, Class of 2017 offensive lineman Jared Hocker announced Friday on Twitter that he had committed to Texas Tech.

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KU lands 4-star CB from New Orleans

Late Thursday night, first-year KU running backs coach Tony Hull, a native and former high school coach from New Orleans, landed his biggest prospect to date when four-star cornerback Mike Lee, of Landry-Walker High in New Orleans, orally committed to Kansas. By Matt Tait

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Arkansas RB Denzell Evans eyeing transfer to Kansas

The Kansas University football program may be getting some help in its backfield in the form of Arkansas running back Denzell Evans, a junior-to-be from Houston who is looking to transfer and plans to become a Jayhawk. By Matt Tait

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KU football lands commitment from second linebacker in 2017 class

Late Friday night, in the moments following its first Friday Night Lights camp of the summer, the Kansas University football program picked up an oral commitment from a linebacker from Arlington, Texas.

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Report: Colorado State RB transferring to Kansas

According to a report from KWCH television station in Wichita, Deron Thompson, a sophomore from Colorado State University, has decided to transfer to KU, per information from his father.

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Class of 2017 Texas receiver decides to join Jayhawks

Mere minutes after news broke about the Jayhawks landing an oral commitment from New Orleans wide receiver Takulve Williams, another wideout from Dallas' Bishop Dunne High, joined him. Like Williams, Reggie Roberson, a three-star prospect, announced his commitment to Kansas Tuesday afternoon via Twitter.

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KU football lands another Louisiana prospect

St. Augustine High senior-to-be Takulve Williams, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound wide receiver from New Orleans, announced Tuesday via Twitter that he had orally committed to the Kansas football program.

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KU football offers Bishop Miege wide receiver

According to JayhawkSlant.com, the Kansas University football program officially has offered a scholarship to Bishop Miege standout Jafar Armstrong. By Matt Tait

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KU football lands commitment from 3-star Louisiana WR/athlete

On Sunday, second-year KU coach David Beaty learned that Travis Jordan, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver/athlete from Louisiana had orally committed to join the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

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Recruit has strong bond with former Jayhawk

The summer before his junior season at Booker T. Washington High, in Tulsa, Okla., Kyle “Money” Mayberry hopped onto an elevator and headed into the building to get ready for a summer camp. strong>By Matt Tait

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KU football adds to both 2016 and 2017 recruiting classes

In its final push to fill the 2016 recruiting class, the Kansas University football program wound up getting a head start on the 2017 class. Sunday afternoon, after another busy weekend of hosting official visitors, the Jayhawks landed a pair of 2017 commitments from Dallas-area offensive linemen and two more from defensive end and a wide receiver in the 2016 class.By Matt Tait

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KU lands dual-threat QB Tyriek Starks in 2016 class

Tyriek Starks, a two-star quarterback from New Orleans who threw for more than 4,000 yards and ran for 1,000 more in 2015 orally committed to join Kansas University's 2016 recruiting class on Tuesday night. By Matt Tait

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Busy recruiting weekend nets 2 top targets for KU football

With the February 3 national signing day drawing near, the Kansas University football program got some help moving past the disappointment of missing out on Oklahoma-bound Lawrence prospect Amani Bledsoe on Saturday night, when two-star running back Khalil Herbert and two-star cornerback Julian Chandler orally committed to KU. By Matt Tait

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With 2 weeks remaining before signing day, KU football seeks to fill 2016 recruiting class

Second-year KU coach David Beaty and his staff have two recruiting weekends remaining before the Feb. 3 national signing day, and, as luck would have it, the KU basketball program has two Saturday home games during that stretch. Because so many players on the 2015 roster counted forward, KU has five open spots remaining to fill in what will wind up being a 17-man class if all spots are filled. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: The state of KU football recruiting

With signing day right around the corner and the current dead period about to expire, now is as good of a time as any to examine the so-far-so-quiet recruiting landscape of Kansas University’s football program. By Matt Tait

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Dual-threat Texas QB headed to KU

One of the most interesting quarterback prospects in the state of Texas announced last week that he plans to enroll at Kansas University in time for the spring semester and spring football. By Matt Tait

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Three mid-year football transfers make KU commitments official

Months of hard work and pavement pounding began paying off early Wednesday morning, when Kansas University football coach David Beaty announced the signing of a handful of mid-year junior college transfers. By Matt Tait

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KU football finds D-Line help

Long a position the Kansas University football coaches, double- and triple-check their wish lists for, KU's defensive line got a boost on Monday, when juco defensive tackle Isi Holani orally committed to the Jayhawks. Holani, a 6-foot-2, 315-pound, three-star prospect from Riverside College in California, made an official visit to Kansas last weekend and ended his recruitment Monday afternoon.

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KU football lands versatile Juco athlete

For the second time in the past week, the Kansas University football program picked up an oral commitment from a Class of 2016 wide receiver who could have a future on defense. Sunday night, Stephan Robinson, a 5-foot-11, 173-pound athlete from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College committed to the Jayhawks, first with a phone call to head coach David Beaty and then with a message on Twitter.

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KU football picks up speedy WR from Huntsville, Texas

Three days after the official end of the 2015 football season, Kansas University coach David Beaty got a good jumpstart on 2016 when he picked up an oral commitment from Huntsville, Texas, wide receiver Jay Griffin.

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KU football adds D-Lineman to 2016 recruiting class

Kansas University football coach David Beaty has talked all season about the difficulty associated with upgrading the defensive line, a position where the Jayhawks are thin and inexperienced. Sunday, Beaty and company took a step in changing that when they received an oral commitment from DeeIsaac Davis, a 6-foot-3, 290-pound defensive tackle from Highland Community College.

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Texas offensive lineman Hughes commits to Kansas University

Chris Hughes, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive tackle prospect from Harker Heights, Texas, became the fourth offensive-line prospect (and third from high school) in the recruiting class of 2016 to commit to Kansas. Hughes spent the weekend in Lawrence. By Tom Keegan

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Jayhawks land commitment from 3-star Houston LB with several big offers

The third practice of Kansas football's 2015 preseason camp featured all kinds of memorable plays and strong efforts from players on the current KU roster. It also featured a glimpse into the future. In town on a visit with his father, three-star Houston linebacker Maciah Long orally committed to join the Jayhawks.

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Lions’ Bledsoe cuts list to 10; KU makes cut

Lawrence High senior football standout Amani Bledsoe cut his list of potential college choices on Sunday.

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KU football lands one of top cornerbacks in Oklahoma

Class of 2016 target Kyle Mayberry on Saturday orally committed to join the Jayhawks. He becomes the seventh player and second defensive back to commit to KU from the 2016 recruiting class. By Matt Tait

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Kansas football lands 2016 commitment

Three-star, Class of 2016 athlete Marquis Smith orally committed to Kansas University's football program on Saturday, according to JayhawkSlant.com. By Matt Tait

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KU football notebook: Juco linebacker flips pledge to KSU

Chalk up another victory for Kansas State in the Sunflower Showdown — this time in the recruiting war. By Matt Tait

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Juco linebacker commits to Kansas

Less than 24 hours after adding an offensive lineman scheduled to graduate in December to the Class of 2016, the Kansas University football program picked up another commitment from a juco linebacker, who also is expected to arrive early.

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Jayhawks add juco offensive lineman to 2016 class

The Kansas University football program picked up its second oral commitment in the Class of 2016 on Monday night, when Snow College offensive lineman Joe Malanga pledged his services to the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

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KU football picks up another offensive lineman

Former Missouri commitment, Harneet Gill, an offensive tackle from Pierce College in Los Angeles, has committed to the Jayhawks, JayhawkSlant.com reported Tuesday night.

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