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Kansas Football Recruiting: Jayhawks Add a Pair of Defensive Lineman

Kansas Football Recruiting: Jayhawks Add a Pair of Defensive Lineman

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Kansas football continues to plug away on the recruiting trail as we approach National signing day and yesterday was a pretty good day for Charlie Weis and his staff.  It's often said in football that it's best to build from the inside out.  Get your big bodies set, get a lot of them and with time your program can compete.  That's been a focus for Charlie Weis since his arrival.  First he tackled the offensive line and defensive line through the junior college ranks, this year he's going after the defensive group through the high school ranks.

Yesterday Kansas football received commitments from Lay'Trion Jones and DJ Williams.  Both players join the Jayhawks out of the State of Texas and both project as defensive tackles at the next level.  Williams is the player that brings with him the most hype.  He's ranked in the Texas top 100, he held offers from Missouri, Oklahoma and Miami and he comes with high praise from those who have gone against him including Kansas commit Jacob Bragg.  Jones might be more of a project, but that's not a bad thing.  In all reality these are players you hope to receive major contributions from in two years and beyond, that's plenty of time for a player to develop with the right coaching and in the right program.

The addition of Williams and Jones brings the Kansas defensive line class up to five. This might be one of the more impressive groups in recent history at the position for Kansas.  Unfortunately the Jayhawks have struggled for quite some time in landing true high school defensive tackles, but this duo might have the potential to help firm up the interior defensive line in future years provided the Jayhawks can continue to add depth and build on that success in the future.