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Kansas New Recruits 2015 Move In Day

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The incoming Kansas Jayhawk football new class moves in today in hopes of achieving a higher education and maybe play a little football along the way. Let's take a look at the incoming class.

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Kansas Football Move-In Day

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Sunday, June 7th marks move in day for the incoming football recruits. As the fresh meat gets on campus and into the swing of things, the days of being tailored to, called constantly, and emailed are over. Those who have committed to the University of Kansas have now been thrown into the fire of summer workouts. With a late start many of these players will need to impress and develop fast, and that may not even be quick enough. Coach Beaty is clearly playing zero games when it comes to changing the culture of the football program, which let’s be honest has been a culture of losing for the past few years. In this article I recap and give you a basic rundown of who the incoming players consist of and highlight a few players you should keep an eye on this summer.

Name

Position

Ranking

Hometown

Dorance Armstrong

DE

***

Galena Park, TX

Shola Ayinde

DB

**

Richmond, TX

D’Andre Banks

OL

***

Athens, TX

L.B. Bates

DB

***

Athens, TX

Jeremiah Booker

WR

**

College Station, TX

Jacky Dezir

DT

**

Glen Ellyn, IL

Denzel Feaster

ATH

**

Manor, TX

Aaron Garza

OL

***

Sherman, TX

Chase Harrell

WR

**

Huffman, TX

Ke’aun Kinner

RB

***

Corsicana, TX

Taylor Martin

RB

**

Fort Worth, TX

Clyde McCauley

OL

**

Arlington, TX

Tyrone Miller

DB

**

Saline, MI

Emmanuel Moore

WR

**

Justin, TX

Osaze Ogbebor

LB

**

Frisco, TX

Marnez Ogletree

DB

**

Fullerton, CA

Jayson Rhodes

OL

**

Brenham, TX

Shaq Richmond

DB

***

Arlington, TX

Steven Sims

WR

**

Richmond, TX

Will Smith

OL

***

El Dorado, KS

Carter Stanley

QB

**

Vero Beach, FL

Jace Sternberger

DE

**

Kingfisher, OK

Brandon Stewart

DB

***

Athens, TX

Ryan Willis

QB

***

Roeland Park, KS

This class consists of 16 offensive players and 11 defensive players. In an odd coincidence there are also 16 commits from high school and 11 from junior colleges (JC). I only have two players to watch for this summer, however, these two players have the potential to be the starting backfield for the next four to five years. Ryan Willis, a player known for arm strength and touch, will likely be #2 on the depth chart headed into the fall as the QB competition is in full swing. It’s important to note that the Jayhawks are switching to an Air Raid offense. The other player to know is Ke'aun Kinner.  As far as Kinner is concerned, he joins a very deep RB depth chart. I have him noted for the fact that I think he is the second-best offensive commit this program received. It will be interesting to see what the coaches want to do with him. I would not be surprised if coach Beaty wants to get in new faces, if nothing else to attempt to help change the culture.

Dorance Armstrong is the highest ranking commit on this list. In fact, four of the eight three stars are on the defensive end of the ball, including L.B. Bates (DB). Bates is already on campus and had a big impact in the Spring Game back in April.  In a league where the teams tend to focus on offense, it’s key to note Coach Beaty is addressing the defensive side.

This class is only good for 60th overall but the addition of a pair of talented freshman QBs gives the coaching staff something to work with, possibly even this year.  No doubt a handful of these commits will contribute to this year's team - the Jayhawks need them to. If there are any question or comments regarding the class and future of the team, feel free to comment.