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KU Football Recruiting Update

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Les Miles has already had some big-name targets in Lawrence.

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With just three days to go until the early signing period, here’s a quick look at what Les Miles has been up to so far for your gridiron Jayhawks.

The current recruiting class stands at four (verbal) commits:

2019 FB Commits

Name LOI Juco Pos Size 247 Rivals Hometown Other Offers
Name LOI Juco Pos Size 247 Rivals Hometown Other Offers
Thomas MacVittie X X QB 6'5" 225 lbs 3* 3* Cincinatti, OH Vandy
Torry Locklin X QB 6'2" 190 lbs 3* NR Rockdale, TX n/a
Andrew Parchment X X WR 6'3" 185 lbs 3* 2* Ft. Lauderdale, FL Haw, UNLV, Ark St, Ball
Ezra Naylor X X WR 6'4" 208 lbs 3* 3* Atlanta, GA BGSU, Troy
Mason Fairchild X TE 6'5" 250 lbs 3* 2* Andale, KS S Dak, SIU
Caleb Sampson X X DT 6'4" 270 lbs 3* 2* Covington, LA WKU, Nicholls, UTSA
Dajon Terry X DT 6'4" 320 lbs 3* 2* Meridian, MS South Alabama
Malcolm Lee X X DE 6'5" 250 lbs 3* 3* Bellevue, NE Iowa, ISU, L'Ville, UCF, Hou
Marcus Harris X DE 6'3" 250 lbs 3* 2* Montgomery, AL Wazzu, Tul, Tol, Troy, +18 more
Steven Parker X DE-LB 6'4" 220 lbs 4* 4* Dallas, TX Decommitted from Texas Tech
Jereme Robinson X DE-LB 6'4" 215 lbs 3* 2* Montgomery, AL Decommitted from UAB
Gavin Potter X LB 6'1" 200 lbs 3* 3* Broken Arrow, OK TTech, KSU, Kent, CSU
Jayden Russell X DB 6'2" 180 lbs 3* 3* Overland Park, KS BC, Duke, ISU, KSU
Valerian Agbaw X ATH-CB/WR 5'11" 185 lbs 3* 3* Powder Springs, GA GSU, Ball, Char, Chatt
Velton Gardner X ATH-QB/RB 5'9" 170 lbs 3* 3* Dallas, TX Decommitted from Texas Tech
Jordan Medley X ATH-QB 6'3" 200 lbs 3* 2* Kannapolis, NC Decommitted from Charlotte
Kenny Logan X ATH-CB/WR 6'1" 185 lbs 3* 3* St. Augustine, FL Bama, Aub, FSU, Neb, Pur, +22 more
Amauri Pesek-Hickson X ATH-RB/WR 6'3" 210 lbs 3* 3* Overland Park, KS Decommitted from Michigan
Jacob Borcila X K 6'2" 165 lbs NR NR Westerville, OH Ark St, Miami OH

The Jayhawks are only expected to be able to sign a class of about 15 scholarship players, however, Miles has been offering preferred walk-on (PWO) spots to high school seniors all across the state of Kansas.

The rest of the class will hopefully be filled out with several of the following prospects, all of whom have either been on campus lately or were recently offered by KU (and many of whom have been tweeted at by current KU commit Jayden Russell):

2019 FB Targets

Name LOI Juco Pos Size 247 Rank Rivals Hometown Other Offers
Name LOI Juco Pos Size 247 Rank Rivals Hometown Other Offers
Jax Dineen FB 5'10" 230 lbs *** *** Lawrence, KS Army, AF, SoMiss, NDSU
Khatib Lyles WR 6'2" 190 lbs *** ** El Paso, TX IU, AF, UNM, TxTech, Utah
Dontario Drummond X WR 6'2" 200 lbs *** *** Laurel, MS Ole Miss, Ark, CSU, Ark St
Reggie Todd X WR 6'5" 203 lbs *** ** Mobile, AL IU, Troy
Keenan Garber WR 6'0" 175 lbs *** *** Lawrence, KS KSU commit
Ezra Naylor X WR 6'4" 208 lbs NR NR Atlanta, GA BGSU, Troy
La'Vontae Shenault WR 6'1" 185 lbs *** **** DeSoto, TX TxTech, ASU, CU, KSU, OSU, Pur
Jerrod Means WR 6'2" 205 lbs *** *** Hampton, GA Tenn, UNC, GT, ISU, UVA, NW
Bamidele Olaseni X OL 6'8" 330 lbs **** **** London, England Aub, Utah, Ark, KSU, Minn, Neb, Tex
Da'Jon Terry DT 6'4" 320 lbs NR NR Meridian, MS JSU, MVSU, N Ala, S Ala
Caleb Sampson X DT 6'4" 270 lbs NR ** Covington, LA WKU, Nicholls, UTSA
Steven Parker DE 6'4" 220 lbs **** **** Dallas, TX TxTech, Bay, Pur, TCU, Minn
Malcolm Lee X DE 6'5" 250 lbs *** *** Bellevue, NE Iowa, ISU, L'Ville, UCF, Hou
Donte Starks LB 6'1" 225 lbs **** **** Marrero, LA LSU commit
Gavin Potter LB 6'1" 200 lbs *** *** Broken Arrow, OK KSU commit
Keeyon Stewart DB 5'11" 160 lbs *** *** Houston, TX TxTech, Hou, Syr, Utah, Wyo
Dontye Carriere-Williams X DB 5'11" 185 lbs *** *** Miami, FL Minn, Vandy, L'Ville
Justin Ford X DB 6'2" 175 lbs NR NR Concord, NC UNLV, BYU
Gregory Brooks DB 5'10" 178 lbs *** **** Harvey, LA Mississipp State commit
Valerian Agbaw ATH 5'11" 185 lbs *** *** Powder Springs, GA GSU, Ball, Char, Chatt
Corey Williams ATH 5'11" 180 lbs *** *** Bellaire, TX Army, SoMiss, Tulane, UTSA
Dariyan Wiley ATH 6'3" 200 lbs NR ** Douglasville, GA GSU, Ball, FIU, FAU, Troy

You’ll notice several of those players are still verbally committed to other schools: Keenan Garber (KSU), Donte Starks (LSU), Gavin Potter (KSU), and Gregory Brooks (Miss St). Getting any of those to flip would be a coup and a great start to the Miles regime.

Kansas has had two players decommit this cycle in QB Lance LeGendre and TE Clay Cundiff, but I wouldn’t plan on getting either of them back.

Miles has definitely been putting in work over the past three weeks, and in just a couple of days we’ll have a measuring stick of how much of it has paid off.