Back in May, the NCAA announced that it was adding an early signing period for college football, for 72 hours from December 20-22. Here at RCT, we talked a little bit about what that might mean for Kansas football.
On Tuesday, Kansas football commit RB/ATH Anthony (Pooka) Williams tweeted that he would be signing on December 20. Later that day, CB Corione Harris, KU’s second-highest rated recruit, tweeted that he would be signing that same day as well.
Both players committed to Beaty and the Jayhawks back on February 4th, the weekend after signing day, along with many other recruits - several of whom have already backed off those verbals.
However, Harris and Williams are apparently sticking with Kansas. Williams has offers from LSU, Mississippi State, and a few smaller programs, while Harris is being offered by pretty much the entire SEC and Big 12.
WR Devonta Jason, the five-star prize of KU’s recruiting class, is by all accounts still a KU commit. While its not all over his Twitter feed like Harris and Williams, Jason is retweeting things like this, making you think KU still has a chance to hang on to him.
With the disappointing season Kansas had and the increasing (and interesting and perhaps contradictory) combination of apathy and anger among the fanbase, December 20 can’t get here soon enough for the current coaching staff. If Kansas can hang on to Jason, Harris, and Williams (and sign a full class of three-star or better talent) it would give fans something to look forward to next year, where you would have things like an offensive line full of juniors (instead of sophomores), an older Dorance Armstrong and Mike Lee, and an upperclassman at quarterback as well (either Stanley or Bender).
If you want to check out how the Kansas Football recruiting class stacks up so far, here are your links to Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN. One more thing that I think bears mentioning - the Jayhawks currently have zero commits out of the state of Texas.