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Kansas Football Recruiting: David Beaty adds to 2017 class

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A quick look at how the Jayhawks' class of 2017 looks.

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David Beaty made a splash on the recruiting trail last week, so let's take a quick look at what next year's class currently looks like.

Name Pos Size Rank Hometown
Dominic Williams RB 5'8" 185 lbs *** Frisco, TX
Travis Jordan WR 6'2" 185 lbs *** Marrero, LA
Reggie Roberson WR 6'0" 180 lbs *** Mequite, TX
Takulve Williams WR 6'0" 199 lbs *** New Orleans, LA
Joseph Gilbertson OL 6'3" 284 lbs ** Wichita, KS
Kyron Johnson LB 6'1" 188 lbs *** Arlington, TX
Jay Dineen LB 6'2" 215 lbs ** Lawrence, KS
Michael Lee CB 5'10" 165 lbs *** New Orleans, LA
Robert Topps CB 6'2" 180 lbs *** Chicago, IL
Akayleb Evans CB 6'1" 175 lbs *** Mckinney, TX

This information is per 247Sports.  It should be noted that Michael Lee is a four-star recruit by Rivals and ESPN.

Also per 247Sports, Kansas currently has the #57 overall class in the country and #7 in the Big 12.  One more thing to keep in mind is that all of these commits are verbals - these kids still have until February before they can sign.

Beaty and his staff have issued 145 scholarship offers so far.  This includes offers to kids to have verballed somewhere else by this point in time; it doesn't mean that they're recruiting 145 different guys right now.

Some guys who have Kansas offers to keep an eye on:

Name Pos Size Rank Hometown
Jordan Hill WR 6'3" 180 lbs *** Crosby, TX
Chance McLeod TE 6'3" 233 lbs *** Victoria, TX
Eleasah Anderson OL 6'3" 280 lbs *** Houston, TX
Grant Polley OL 6'4" 265 lbs *** Denton, TX
George Hunter DB 6'1" 170 lbs NR Delray Beach, FL

Grant Polley was a verbal to KU but backed out last month.  He has yet to verbal to anyone else.

I'd look for Beaty to add at least one quarterback to this class, however, what it really needs at this point is another two or three offensive linemen and several defensive linemen as well.  Let's hope the Jayhawks can win a couple of games, point to some positive momentum, and get some more guys interested in playing their college football on the Kaw.