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Notebook: Class of 2022 3-star CB Jalon Peoples decommits from KU football

The first high school recruit to publicly commit to Kansas football after Lance Leipold took over the program, Texas prep cornerback Jalon Peoples backed out of that decision on Tuesday.

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Class of 2022 Texas prep O-lineman Joey Baker commits to KU football

While preseason camp and the fast approaching season currently have the full attention of the Kansas football staff, head coach Lance Leipold and his assistants received a brief and pleasant distraction Friday on the recruiting front.

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3-star St. Louis prospect Kaleb Purdy latest 2022 DB to commit to KU football

Over the course of the past several months, Kaleb Purdy picked up scholarship offers from more renowned Power Five football programs than Kansas. But on Friday, the defensive back from St. Louis announced he plans to play at KU.

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Anthony Davis, another 3-star CB from Dallas, joins KU football's 2022 class

For the second time this summer, the Kansas football program has landed a three-star cornerback from the Dallas area, as Anthony Davis announced late Thursday night his commitment to the Jayhawks.

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Former Michigan reserve LB Cornell Wheeler transferring to join KU football

A former Michigan reserve linebacker who’s not far removed from receiving a four-star grade as a high school prospect, Cornell Wheeler announced on Monday he’s transferring to the University of Kansas.

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KU football coach Lance Leipold wants Jayhawks to have 'fullest opportunities' in new NIL era

Thursday marked the dawning of a new era for college athletics, with the NCAA clearing the way for athletes to make money off their names, images and likenesses without violating any rules. Exactly how that will impact football players at the University of Kansas remains to be seen.

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Michigan prep OT James Livingston joins KU football's 2022 recruiting class

The recent recruiting efforts of head coach Lance Leipold and his staff began yielding results this weekend, as the Kansas football program’s 2022 class started growing.

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3-star CB Jalon Peoples 1st 2022 recruit to commit to KU football since Lance Leipold took over

A three-star cornerback from the Dallas area, Jalon Peoples on Sunday became the first high school recruit to commit to the Kansas football program on Lance Leipold’s watch.

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KU football adding transfer Jeremy Webb, former CB at Missouri State and Virginia Tech

A former reserve defensive back at Virginia Tech who most recently started at Missouri State, Jeremy Webb announced Saturday night he’s transferring to Kansas.

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Jake Schoonover's experience recruiting the area made assistant natural fit for KU football staff

Less than two weeks after Jake Schoonover joined the Kansas football staff as an assistant coach earlier this year, the man who hired him, Les Miles, was out of a job. Schoonover didn’t know in March who would become the team’s next head coach, but between his ties to the area and his belief in what the program could become, the new assistant knew he didn’t want to go anywhere.

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KU football adds transfers, freshmen and walk-ons to roster

The additions of several new players to the Kansas football team are now officially official, as the program updated its published roster this week.

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Texas prep WR Xavion Brice decommits from KU football

The number of commitments in the Kansas football team’s 2022 recruiting class shrank to three this weekend, as Xavion Brice announced he will be looking to play elsewhere.

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Lance Leipold announces new additions to KU football support staff

Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold announced on Friday the hiring of three new members of the Jayhawks’ support staff, as well as a new role for another staffer.

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Lance Leipold expecting a busy June for KU football

With pandemic recruiting restrictions finally lifted by the NCAA as of Tuesday, when the calendar turned to June, Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold anticipates the next few weeks will be bustling around the facility.

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Lance Leipold signed recruits who were 'diamonds in the rough' at UB, wants to do the same at KU

At no point during Lance Leipold’s run at the University of Buffalo did the football team sign a hyped or touted recruiting class. Nevertheless, the unheralded players the Bulls landed year after year helped Leipold and his staff turn around the UB program.