Wednesday, April 14, 2021

KU football adds to 2022 class with commitment from Alabama athlete Nikki Taylor

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting


Even as the future direction of the Kansas football program remains undetermined, interim head coach Emmett Jones and the Jayhawks’ coaching staff continues to add to the program’s next recruiting class.

Nikki Taylor, a high school junior from Alabama, announced Wednesday his decision to commit to KU.

“Let’s get to work,” Taylor wrote on Twitter, along with a KU-produced graphic announcing his commitment.

Currently, Rivals hasn’t assigned Taylor a star rating. At Luverne High, Taylor received all-state honorable mention in 2020 as a receiver. But he plays defensive back at the high school level, too, and returns kicks.

Taylor became the second Class of 2022 recruit in the past couple of weeks to commit to KU after Jones was named interim head coach — even though it remains unknown whether Jones or an outside hire will be in charge on a permanent basis.

Houston Thomas, now rated a three-star prep tight end, committed to KU on April 4.

KU now has seven recruits in its 2022 class. None will be able to make his nonbinding verbal commitment to KU official until December at the earliest.


KU football Class of 2022 commitments

(Rivals rankings)

• Dewuan Mack — 3-star Missouri DB

• Caldra Williford — 3-star Missouri DB

• Xavion Brice — 3-star Texas WR

• Jacobe Chester — 3-star Texas athlete

• Cory Hendrix — 3-star Texas OT

• Houston Thomas — 3-star Texas TE

• Nikki Taylor — Alabama athlete


Dirk Medema 1 year, 7 months ago

Gotta like a recruit nicknamed “lightning”.

It’s also nice to have versatile players and guys that can return kicks/punts.

Brett McCabe 1 year, 7 months ago

Love almost any kid that wants to be a Jayhawk.

Brian Wilson 1 year, 7 months ago

Smart move. If you like KU but your unsure, commit anyway. You will probably stick and be very happy in Lawrence. But by verbally committing to KU, you are showing that you like and appreciate KU and are doing KU a favor by adding to an early recruiting class list which in turn gets other players to sign up Recruiting can be well served by having an early list of signees. Early signees that can either get other recruits excited about who they might be playing with or afraid that if they don't sign up now they will miss out on getting one of the 25 scholarships to be offered. Who knows, maybe no other P5 school will even make an offer. So sign up while the getting is good. Plus you are doing yourself a favor! By signing with KU, your name is in the papers, everyone knows you have an offer, and other P5 schools may take notice and try and steal you away. You also have comfort a deal is in place. You can shoo off the recruiters from schools you have no interest in, or you can leverage your current commitment for what you might think is a better offer. But, if not in the top 250 recruits in the country, I find it hard to imagine not committing early.

Edward Daub 1 year, 7 months ago

Turning up the Volume on Steely Dan today:

Nikki don't lose that Number!

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