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Kansas Football Recruiting: Jayhawks maintaining Top-20 class for 2018

With the Spring Game coming up this weekend, let’s see how KU is looking on the recruiting trail.

NCAA Football: Kansas at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas football hasn’t made much news since its huge splash in the few days following National Signing day back in February, but in a way, that’s actually good news. While two of those players have already decommitted, the Jayhawks are still maintaining a strong recruiting class. Per Rivals, KU’s class currently comes in at #12, and 247 Sports has the Jayhawks at #17.

Kansas football recruiting is definitely on the upswing.

Here is where the class stands as of today:

2018 Kansas Football Recruiting Class

Name Pos Size 247 Rank Rivals Hometown Other Offers
Name Pos Size 247 Rank Rivals Hometown Other Offers
Clayton Tune QB 6'2" 195 lbs *** *** Carrollton TX
Anthony Williams RB 5'8" 165 lbs *** *** Boutte, LA TCU, Miss St, UCLA
Devonta Jason WR 6'3" 187 lbs **** **** New Orleans, LA Bama, LSU, Aub, UF, FSU, OU
Cartez Crook-Jones DE 6'4" 230 lbs *** *** Grandview, MO KSU, Mizz, ISU
Corione Harris CB 6'1" 170 lbs **** **** New Orleans, LA Ark, Aub, UF, OU, A&M, WVU
Aaron Brule S 6'2" 194 lbs *** *** Metairie, LA Ark, Ariz, ISU, Tenn, Cinci, Mem

Keeping in mind there’s still 10 months until signing day for this class of 2018, there’s not really much to glean here. It will be up to Tony Hull and David Beaty to keep these guys committed, and, of course, round out the class with 15 or so more recruits. And with most of these guys having multiple P5 offers, including, for the most part, SEC offers, they’ll really earn their paychecks this year if these players do hold firm.

Kansas is still in a position where the coaches need to recruit talent regardless of position, so I don’t know that analyzing roster makeup holds much value. But, for informational purposes, the Jayhawks have just 15 seniors on the roster: 1 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 4 OL, 4 DL, 1 DB, 2 Special Teams. So, on the surface, you would like to see a class heavy on linemen on both sides of the ball.

There’s still plenty of work to do and it will be interesting to see how this class turns out.