The Jayhawks are on the board for the 2022 recruiting class, picking up their first verbal commit in QB Austin Myers out of Vilonia, AR.
The road to success is long, but today I take the first step towards my future. Thankful for @CoachLesMiles and @BrentDearmon for giving me this opportunity. #COMMITTED @SWiltfong247 @gabrieldbrooks @samspiegs @JayhawkSlant @ArElite100 @ChasenScott @nickwenger5 @skyeagle32 pic.twitter.com/gdGgxEt2wV— Austin Myers (@austin32myers) August 1, 2020
Myers has verbally committed to Kansas without even seeing campus yet. The 6’4”, 185 lb junior-to-be is currently rated a 3-star QB per 247Sports. He led his high school to a 7-win season last year as the starting QB, just one year following a winless campaign.
Kansas was the first program to offer Myers, who is also reportedly drawing interest from Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida State, Cal, Arizona State, and Iowa State.
Kansas is obviously looking for its next great quarterback, and in a couple of years, Les Miles looks to have plenty of options from which to choose. KU already has Jalon Daniels in camp, and the 2021 class already has one quarterback in Ben Easters (Brownsburg, IN).
From what I’m seeing clicking around various recruiting sites, KU appears to be looking at bringing in two quarterbacks in each of the next two classes, but things could obviously change now that KU has a few verbals out there.
It’s still only a verbal commitment (as is anyone in the 2021 class), so there’s still a LOT of time for things to change. That said, I continue to be impressed with this coaching staff and the way they are approaching recruiting. They know what they’re looking for, they’re identifying kids early, and they’re getting in on them. Sooner or later, that should pay dividends on the scoreboard.
Get the wheat ready.