June 25, 2019
Kansas football landed eight verbal commitments over the weekend, but it wasn't unprecedented for the program. KU’s 2018 recruiting class skyrocketed as high as No. 2 in Rivals’ team rankings in February of 2017, after a junior day full of visitors resulted in seven highly touted prospects over the span of three days giving their nonbinding verbal pledges to the Jayhawks, at the time coached by David Beaty.
As momentous as this past weekend turned out to be around the Kansas football facilities, with eight new recruits committing from the Class of 2020 — nine if you count Tuesday’s addition of three-star linebacker Taiwan Berryhill — it wasn’t completely extraordinary for the program. By Benton Smith