KU football targeting LSU commit; Jayhawks make DT's top seven


Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting

Though the program must first survive several more months in the good favor of some of the country’s most talented high school prospects for it to become official, at this still-fluid stage the Kansas football team’s 2018 recruiting class has to be considered a massive success.

And thanks to the tireless efforts of head coach David Beaty and his staff, there’s potential for KU to add even more coveted recruits to their list of commitments.

Predictably, the biggest potential target resides in the home state of the Jayhawks’ associate head coach, Tony Hull. The Louisiana native already has inspired two of Rivals’ top 100 rising seniors in the nation — New Orleans’ Devonta Jason (No. 25) and Corione Harris (No. 70) — to verbally commit to Kansas. Now Hull and the staff aim to add a third.

Though he currently stands as an LSU commit, four-star cornerback Kelvin Joseph tweeted on Monday his intentions to visit three other programs: Alabama, Florida State and Kansas.


A 6-foot, 185-pound corner from Baton Rouge, La., Joseph is ranked 39th in the Class of 2018 by Rivals.

KU received more good news on the recruiting front this week when Josh Walker, a three-star defensive tackle at IMG Academy, in Bradenton, Fla., announced through his Twitter account his top seven college destinations: Arizona, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, North Carolina, Rutgers and Wake Forest.

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According to Rivals, Walker also had offers from Michigan State, Cal, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, UCLA and many other Power Five programs.

Obviously, the interest in Kansas from Joseph and Walker doesn’t guarantee anything. But it does indicate the growing approval rating for Beaty, Hull and KU as a program in the cutthroat world of college football recruiting.

Headlined by four-star commits Jason, a 6-3 receiver, and Harris, a 6-1 corner, the Jayhawks’ 2018 recruiting class currently stands at eight players, and ranks 20th in the nation according to Rivals.


Brock Wells 5 years, 1 month ago

I would love to be able to follow Coach Beaty around on the recruiting trail. I can't wrap my around this recruiting success so far...

Bender: held off Georgia (I think) at the last minute; Armstrong and Wise: Both will definitely be drafted and Armstrong has 1st round potential; Lee: 4-star recruit and convinced this kid to skip his senior year of HS;

I'm sure there will be a couple of guys David recruited out of HS that will contribute this year after getting bigger, faster, stronger. I think bowl game is a definite possibility!

We are extremely lucky to have HC David Beaty, Clint Bowen and Tony Hull lead are program!

Marcus Balzer 5 years, 1 month ago

His passion and excitement is genuine. When you sit down and have a conversation with him you can't help but get excited and want to be a part of the University of Kansas. He might have some short comings when it comes to the Xs and Os but his love for the University and his ability to connect with potential and existing players is amazing.

Jim Stauffer 5 years, 1 month ago

Joseph looks a little light to be a DT.

Joseph Bullock 5 years, 1 month ago

I think it is difficult to say a Coach who has not had a full compliment of scholarship players (until this upcoming season), has shortcomings with X's and O's! He couldn't make the calls a coach with the more, and better players could make! And he tried to do too much, which also may have affected his play calling. Let's see how things shake out this coming season!

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