We JUST published a piece about KU’s big recruiting weekend for the 2018 class, being held just a few days after 2017’s National Signing Day.
Well, two of this weekend’s visitors have already verbally committed to the Jayhawks. Obviously, a lot can change in the next 360 days, but QB Clayton Tune and RB Anthony Williams both gave David Beaty their verbals on Saturday.
Clayton Tune of Carrollton, TX, is a fast-rising star in the high school ranks in the Lone Star state; Burnt Orange Nation wrote a feature on him last summer. He’ll soon have to stars by his name in the recruiting databases.
So it’s definitely possible that Tune is the best athlete of the in-state quarterbacks in his class, even if he doesn’t get to show it often on the field. The verified Nike testing results certainly back up that claim.
As a passer, Tune has a nice combination of touch and arm strength — he can make long throws to the sideline and has the accuracy and touch to fit passes into small windows and over underneath defenders, the latter a particularly difficult task. Tune is especially effective on fade routes, the ultimate touch pass, and is precise enough to put the ball on the proper shoulder to allow his receivers to make plays after the catch.
Anthony Williams of Hanville, LA, is yet another recruit brought to Lawrence by Tony Hull. One of the fastest players in the state, he has clocked in the sub 4.3-40 range multiple times. Per JayhawkSlant, Williams was blown away by the facilities:
“Everything stood out to me. When I first got here they showed me the dorms and then the locker rooms and everything I was like ‘wow.’”
Committing early on his official visit gives Williams a chance to try and sway some of the other Louisiana recruits also in Lawrence this weekend:
“All the recruits who are here with us I am trying to get them to come with me. But I am coming to Kansas that’s where I’m going.”