RECRUITING WEEKLY LETTER
Hello to all of the members of the Rock Chalk Talk community. I am NineToesBlogging and my task is to inform everyone at least once a week on all the happenings on everything Jayhawk Recruiting. Though I am asked to focus on MBB and Football I will also provide Women's recruiting classes and news as they come in so don't worry my softball/volleyball/tennis/etc fans, NineToes is here for you. I am very excited about this position and all the hope recruiting can bring into a program for the future. Once a week in addition to other articles, whether they be about recruiting or just Kansas sports in general, I will be making a weekly review every Friday night/ Saturday morning. Your weekly recruiting articles will include both men's basketball and football news and notes, as well as commits and decommitments. In addition, I will provide a list of five total high school prospects that might be worth knowing about, as they might be gracing Memorial Stadium or The Phog one day. Let's get started.
Dwight Coleby the transfer big man from Ole Miss, will indeed transfer to the University of Kansas. However, this has no effect on No.5 ranked Cheick Diallo or Carlton Bragg, both incoming PFs.
SG LaGerald Vick (No.33 ranked by Rivals.com) will reclassify to the year 2015. That makes Bill Self's class a three-man recruiting class but ranked number seven in the nation and number one in the Big 12 as it currently stands.
The Jayhawks made the Final 7 teams for the services of Tre Bryant, RB from the state of Missouri. Bryant is currently a three-star prospect per scout.com
Tre Bryant, Kansas Jayhawks target has been invited to the annual "The Opening" football camp held in Beaverton, Oregon at the Nike Campus.
The KU Football staff will hold at least five satellite recruiting camps that do not include the ones already on campus. This is the most since 1998, per Jayhawk slant
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Tre Bryant, RB (Football)
Bryant is a three-star RB from the state of Missouri. Bryant is the 84th ranked RB in the nation and 1st ranked RB in his home state. An athlete who runs a 4.53 40-yard dash lists Indiana, Kansas and Kansas State in his top three. It is not known if that's his specific order but a recent interview with scout.com suggests it's a three way tie between those schools. As mentioned earlier, Bryant will be attending "The Opening" later this month in Oregon.
LaGerald Vick, SG (Basketball)
By LaGerald Vick reclassifying to the class of 2015, that instantly puts Kansas in the Top 10 for recruiting classes. The major consensus between recruiting databases is that KU is right around seventh in the rankings. That is first in the Big 12. Vick, who was ranked number 33 for the class of 2016, is unsure what his final ranking for 2015 will be, but his four-star rating will not change and that makes this a very good get for Kansas.
Thon Maker, C, (Basketball)
The 9th ranked player in the class of 2015 via rivals.com the 7'0'' Center holds offers from Arizona State, Indiana and Kansas amongst others. Though it is believed Maker will make a decision between these three schools. A prospect from Ontario it is believed that Kansas' success with Andrew Wiggins has a lot to play in the decision for Thon. Fans should feel confident with the chance of getting a commitment from the big time center.
Lamar Anderson, CB, (Football)
Teammates with Tre Bryant at Christian Brothers High School, Lamar Anderson is considered a strong lean for the Jayhawks. An unranked CB whose strengths are in backpedal speed and quickness holds offers from Kansas, Ball State, Bowling Green and Buffalo. Scout.com lists Kansas as the only team Anderson has high interest in. It's important to keep an eye on Anderson as he is a class of 2016 prospect, which gives other teams a chance to challenge the Jayhawks.
A.J. Brown, WR, (Football)
A.J. Brown, a four-star WR from Missouri, is the 24th ranked WR nationally as well the 2nd ranked WR in the state. It is important for all the fans to know that the Kansas Jayhawks are in A.J.'s top five of schools, joining an impressive and SEC-heavy list. The thing that makes this recruitment so interesting is that many of the teams who have offered Brown have already added a player at his position who is ranked just as high or higher. Kansas is believed to be in the top five for one main reason and that is playing time, which would obviously be a huge selling point for the 2nd ranked WR. A.J. will also be attending "The Opening" this month in Oregon.