Monday, January 19, 2015

KU football lands another Texas recruit

Kansas University football recruiting.

Kansas University football recruiting.


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.

Ayinde, a 6-foot, 168-pound cornerback, who is known for his range and speed — 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash — had been committed to Tulsa but was wooed to KU by new Kansas defensive line coach Calvin Thibodeaux.

"Coach Thibodeaux has been recruiting me since my junior year," Ayinde told Jon Kirby of "He has made the recruiting process really good. He started telling me about the education and the football side of things Kansas has to offer."

New KU cornerbacks coach Kenny Perry also played a role in landing Ayinde.

"He was recruiting me to TCU and that made the process easier," Ayinde said. "He's a great guy, funny, and energetic. I look forward to him coaching me."

Ayinde becomes the 21st player to commit to KU's Class of 2015 — and second in the past two days (Vero Beach, Florida QB Carter Stanley) — leaving head coach David Beaty room for four more additions before the Feb. 4 national signing day.


Kevin Robert Fest 7 years, 5 months ago

Well its not like they stole this kid from Alabama or Ohio St 6' 168? Some punters on teams are bigger then this kid he definitely needs to hit the weight room. Talib was a 2 star recruit so let see what this kid can do. Like the speed can't teach that so let's coach him up and see what he can do.

Randy Bombardier 7 years, 5 months ago

will stealing him from TCU is not so bad. Only the number 2 or 3 team in the country next year

John Randall 7 years, 5 months ago

There are places on football teams for players whose dad didn't load them up on HGH and steroids. They usually turn out to be healthier, even better than bigger, faster, stronger guys dependent on PEDs. Certainly they are better balanced and have fewer mental and psychological problems.

Dirk Medema 7 years, 5 months ago

Both of the lightly regarded HS DB's are reported to have 4.5 speed. Not exactly setting the world on fire, but still good. Both are also light, but with good height. The weight is why you get them into them S&C program. Muscle is a lot easier to develop than speed or inches.

Dirk Medema 7 years, 5 months ago

From the Hudl "highlight" video, Shola also seems to have good coverage skills. While he might not be a first year performer, it will make many happy to have him RS and getting ready for 2016.

Stewart does appear to be a ready for D1 player, and a nice addition to all the 2nd stringers that are coming back.

Dirk Medema 7 years, 5 months ago

What's left on the recruit list? QB - Check. DB - Check. LB? OT? DL?

Okay, so the last one is mine. Just seems like we need more than 2 on the DL in this class.

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