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Kansas football roster breakdown by class/position

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Kansas cornerback Corione Harris chases down a target during practice on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Kansas cornerback Corione Harris chases down a target during practice on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. by Nick Krug

A breakdown of the Kansas football roster by position and class shows that the Jayhawks have one quarterback in each class and decent balance at several other positions.

It also shows that KU has developed a heavy reliance at recruits from junior college at defensive line and in the secondary. All nine defensive linemen are either juniors and seniors and there is one freshman defensive back and redshirt freshman.

A look at scholarship players and a few key walk-ons on the roster by class:

OFFENSE

Quarterback

Freshman: Torry Locklin.

Sophomore: Miles Kendrick.

Junior: Carter Stanley.

Senior: Peyton Bender.

Running back

Freshman: Pooka Williams.

Sophomore: Dom Williams.

Juniors: Khalil Herbert, Kezelee Flomo, Kendall Morris.

Seniors: Taylor Martin, Deron Thompson (RS).

Interior line

Freshmen: Joseph Gilbertson (RS), Jacobi Lott.

Sophomores: Malik Clark (RS), Chris Hughes (RS).

Juniors: Hunter Saulsbury (RS), Andru Tovi.

Seniors: Jacob Bragg (RS), Larry Hughes.

Tackles

Freshmen: Mac Copeland, Nick Williams.

Sophomores: Earl Bostick, Cam Durley (RS).

Juniors: Hakeem Adeniji, Antione Frazier, Reuben Lewis, Clyde McCauley (RS).

Senior: None.

Tight end

Freshman: Kenyon Tabor (RS).

Sophomore: None.

Junior: James Sosinski (RS).

Senior: Mavin Saunders.

Wide receiver

Freshman: Takulve Williams (RS).

Sophomores: Quan Hampton, Stephon Robinson.

Juniors: Daylon Charlot, Evan Fairs, Chase Harrell,

Seniors: Jeremiah Booker, Bobby Hartzog (RS), Kerr Johnson,Tyler Patrick (RS), Ryan Schadler (RS), Steven Sims.

Kicker

Freshman: None.

Sophomore: Liam Jones.

Junior: None.

Senior: Gabriel Rui.

Punter

Freshman: None.

Sophomore: Kyle Thompson (So.).

Junior: None.

Senior: None.

DEFENSE

Tackle

Freshman: None.

Sophomore: None.

Junior: Cody Cole.

Senior: Isi Holani (RS), J.J. Holmes, Daniel Wise (RS).

End

Freshman: None.

Sophomore: None.

Juniors: Foster Dixon, Azur Kamara, Willie McCaleb (RS), Najee Stevens-McKenzie.

Senior: Keyshaun Simmons.

Linebacker

Freshmen: Kenny Bastida, Jay Dineen (RS), Ryan Malbrough.

Sophomores: Kyron Johnson, Dru Prox (RS).

Juniors: Denzel Feaster (RS).

Seniors: Joe Dineen (RS), Keith Loneker Jr., Osaze Ogbebor,

Safety

Freshman: None.

Sophomore: Davon Ferguson.

Junior: Mike Lee, Shaquille Richmond (RS), Bryce Torneden, Jeremiah McCullough.

Senior: Tyrone Miller, Emmanuel Moore.

Cornerback

Freshman: Corione Harris, Robert Topps (RS),

Sophomore: None.

Junior: Hasan Defense, Elijah Jones, Kyle Mayberry, Julian Chandler.

Senior: Shakial Taylor.

Comments

Pius Waldman 2 months, 1 week ago

Great report of status of players. We need to realize that results of games are dependent on ability and how coaches use the players.

Bryson Stricker 2 months, 1 week ago

Torry Locklin is definitely not going to be on this year's roster....

Dirk Medema 2 months, 1 week ago

Rivals and Hudl say he signed. There aren't any articles coming up about something else happening to keep him away. Where do you think he's going?

Bryson Stricker 2 months, 1 week ago

He is coming to Kansas, he is in a similar situation to Jalan Robinson last I heard.

Dirk Medema 2 months, 1 week ago

They aren't on the roster that KU recently released. Not sure why, or maybe they're coming later. Hopefully, we're not getting into the JC attrition whole before we even get started. Coach had been doing so much better with actually getting the players on to the field.

Bryson Stricker 2 months, 1 week ago

lol, everyone who isn't on campus isn't on the spring roster, this is normal. Tom's article was about players on the team, not on the spring roster.

[''] 2 months, 1 week ago

Very thin roster on DL. DT Wise can't get hurt. Period. Also, CB Coe Harris is almost guaranteed to play. Not good.

Bryson Stricker 2 months, 1 week ago

It's not good that a 4 corner is guaranteed to play? Find me a school that isn't top 10 in country and a 4 corner isn't guaranteed to play...

That position is 90% mental. You either have it or dont. The physical gifts just help speed up experience.

Stop trying to find every down part you can about this program. There are enough obvious ones.

Dirk Medema 2 months, 1 week ago

CB Coe Harris is almost guaranteed to play because he is good. If he were at OU, it might take a few games, but ... (hint: google 2017 OU DB starters)

John Fitzgerald 2 months, 1 week ago

I like this list but like Bryson said a few missing. I think CB could be a strength for us this year but DL does look like it could be an issue. We shall see!

https://hawkjock.com/new-incoming-impact-player-7-elijah-jones/

Bryson Stricker 2 months, 1 week ago

Getting better at producing readable content now that your anti-Beaty/Zenger bias has been removed from your writing. Keep it up.

2 months, 1 week ago

Tom, excellent article, thanks. Any chance you could identify the Junior College transfers with "(JC)" after their names, for reference? thanks, & RCJH

Kevin Robert Fest 2 months, 1 week ago

Seems like Beaty will be loading up on Juco talent to fill the holes at those positions. Either that or he is setting up the new coach to be very thin at those positions way not good. Oh boy.

Kevin Robert Fest 2 months, 1 week ago

What a great idea to load up on Jucos on the d line with no freshman or sophomores at the positions. And next year? We will be even thinner.

Bryson Stricker 2 months, 1 week ago

JUCO DL is the safest spot to go JUCO so I'm fine with that. I'd expect us to to try and grab a high schooler or two this year but going JUCO is honestly fine at this position because proven size and speed matters.

John Brazelton 2 months, 1 week ago

There's at least one walk-on kicker that's missing. Probably a few other walk-ons that would fill out the roster in other spots also.

[''] 2 months, 1 week ago

Enough talent here to go 4-8 with good coaching. Wins over Nicholls St, CMU, Rutgers & UT in November in Lawrence. Thus, we shall go 1-11. Rock Chalk.

Dirk Medema 2 months, 1 week ago

Still only 77 players listed, and a few were walk-ons at least to start. Getting closer.

42 O to 32 D + 3 ST

Guessing that Coach isn't turning down Big 12 caliber players at most any position and DL in particular or saying he won't take a HS player because he already has a JC. These are the players that accepted offers. A huge turn around from where we started 4 years ago.

Now for some results follow on the field.

[''] 2 months, 1 week ago

You have a guy (Beaty) who can arguably gather the groceries and ingredients. He just has absolutely no idea how to cook the meal (3-33).

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