We've Really Arrived Now



  • alt text

    This kid committed today. I think as a PWO. Just amazing that kids are now really wanting to join KU football.



  • It’s been a decade since KU football attracted talent. I don’t want to get ahead of myself – we still need to see what happens on the field – but the vibe from and around the program seems greatly improved.



  • @BShark Who is “this kid” ? On my screen, your sentence is the only thing that shows up.



  • BShark said:

    alt text

    This kid committed today. I think as a PWO. Just amazing that kids are now really wanting to join KU football.

    Hell ya , and on top of that - think we have a really great kid Ashaad - changed his last name it was Clayton - now Johnson - he is a Pooka Williams version II - -Another Rb from Louisiana -

    He made his announcement that his decision is coming soon. - he tested just recently at a 4.37 forty yd - blazing speed. - think we got a great chance at hime - -Good times on the Horizon buddy



  • @nuleafjhawk A WR from Georgia. To me it’s not so much about this kid in particular but that kids are reaching out and want to be a part of this. AWESOME.



  • 3-Star Walk-On is a good sign.

    This is the type of thing good programs have happen to them. He may not turn into anything. Or he might be the next great story.



  • Kcmatt7 said:

    3-Star Walk-On is a good sign.

    This is the type of thing good programs have happen to them. He may not turn into anything. Or he might be the next great story.

    Very true and you can always look at it like this also. - -If we are starting to attract 3 * players as Preferred Walk on means that we are getting more involved with 4 * players and getting at least their attention - We have been through the time where if we got a 3 * to even give us consideration we would be in 7th heaven. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Just watching his film, I"m not sure he’s a 3* guy. He’s definitely a Small-D1 or Good-D2 guy. But he doesn’t have that fluidity you like to see for most P5 skill players. But this is the definition of a no lose situation for KU.



  • Keep Rolling Les. - -just received another Commitment . - - Deuce Mayberry 3 * - - -CB - out of Owasso Oklahoma - -Keep on Rockin , - -7th commit - - moved up from 42nd - -to 37th in the Nation in the rankings with this pick up - -Awesome - - -Les tweeted - -here come the Jayhawks. - think they were kind of high on this kid. -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Tbh I’m just thrilled we’re landing decent HS players. I think the line commits will come later as the staff gets a better feel for how guys are developing.



  • https://twitter.com/WillMatthewsIII/status/1135573580836745221

    Another 3* walk-on from the looks of it.



  • BShark said:

    https://twitter.com/WillMatthewsIII/status/1135573580836745221

    Another 3* walk-on from the looks of it.

    if that’s true - -then that makes two within the last week I believe



  • @jayballer73 Correct!

    This kid looks good, but he got injured.



  • BShark said:

    @jayballer73 Correct!

    This kid looks good, but he got injured.

    yes he did - -but your right - - --quality , I think he is a middle line backer. - -got that good size neck - -did you see that hit he put on that running back - - whew DROPPED HIM- -like these kinds of players - - -tough. - -Believe it or not - I’m really looking forward. – -they have us ranked 37th in the Nation right now - - # 6 in the big 12 - - but hey still solid start. – ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY





  • BShark said:

    https://247sports.com/player/kershawn-fisher-46058720/

    MERCY JUMPIN JEHOSEPHAT

    lol. – HEY ANOTHER LOUISIANA ANIMAL - - stay after it Les ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • I read where we are right there in the mix for 4 * QB Chubby Purdy - he is the brother of The QB at Iowa State - -but no don’t think he is going to Iowa State - -out of Gilbert Arizona

    Also visited K-state , others involved are Louisville - - -Arizona State - -Boise State - - -Cal - -6’2 - & 212 lbs - -rated as the 8th best Dual QB. - -would be nice addition. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Well for FYI - -in case you are interested , thought I’d put in some updates - -you may already know just haven’t seen anything so:

    Read where we are getting a visit from a 3 * QB out of Downingtown Pa. - -Name of Will Howard 6’4 – 205 lbs - -looks pretty decent.

    The bigger news is we made the top 5 final schools for a 4 * OLB out of Dallas Texas. - -Now let’s be real chances of actually getting him to commit? - - probably not that great , BUT then again we did make his final 5.

    Brennan Scott Dallas Texas - -6’1 - - 230 - - the other Schools remaining Big Dogs , pretty impressive : - - Oregon - - USC - - -Texas - - -& Auburn. - -but you think - would of we even got a knock on the door with the previous staff ? - Coach Miles getting these inroads done - -making progress - -as old Coach M would say - - keep chopping wood.

    Again the chances of landing - maybe not the best , BUT look at some of the teams he cut to get to the final 5 : Arizona , Arizona St , Arkansas , Baylor , Colorado , Florida , Georgia , Iowa , K-State , Kentucky , LSY , Michigan State , Minnesota , Nebraska , Oklahoma , Ol Miss , Purdue , Texas A & M - -that my friends is a pretty impressive list. We are still in the hunt - -these schools got cut - - chopping wood Coach.

    Right now we are ranked currently with the # 36th ranked class in the Nation - were still very much in the chase for at least a couple of other 4 * players - If we could end up in the top 40 at the end of recruiting - - HUGE JUMP - that is called progress - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Well these players just keep rollin in - just read off the phog and then seen his announcement on his twitter:

    Don’t know a lot about the kid - but Jaylen Richardson - -from right here in Kansas announced tonight that he was staying home and is 1000% committed to Kansas.

    Like I say don’t know much right now only he is I think 6 ft & 200 lbs - - not even sure where he played - what school. -Sounds like he played running back in school - but a poster said from what he saw on tape was he was to slow to play that position in the Big twelve was getting caught from behind several times. - said think the plan is to get him up to about 215 and have him at a line backer position - -

    Anyways this makes like 10 recruits for 2020 - Hell with Coach Beaty de he get that many during his final 2 years?



  • The recruiting rankings have us at 41 on rivals, KSU a huge surprise at 32.



  • kjayhawks said:

    The recruiting rankings have us at 41 on rivals, KSU a huge surprise at 32.

    I will be much more interested in the rankings for the current class by next spring.



  • @BShark Very true, I’m hoping we can win 4 games and compete in several more. Hopefully giving us a shot at a couple of 4*



  • @kjayhawks Winning will solve a lot, open more doors.



  • kjayhawks said:

    The recruiting rankings have us at 41 on rivals, KSU a huge surprise at 32.

    247 has us at 36th - - - -just checked again - -247 now has us at 34th with this last recruit. - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • https://247sports.com/Player/Krishawn-Brown-46058620/

    Not sure we will be able to hold onto this kid, but nice to get a verbal after losing the WR to Colorado.



  • BShark said:

    https://247sports.com/Player/Krishawn-Brown-46058620/

    Not sure we will be able to hold onto this kid, but nice to get a verbal after losing the WR to Colorado.

    looks good man hope he sticks - like you said - it’s always a dog fight till that signing day. - -Sucked to lose Miller - but still in one some big time players, - -I would think AShaad is our biggest target - not gonna be easy , but I think he truly likes KU - hope to bring him aboard as another Louisiana Animal – Pooka - -x 2 - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @jayballer73 I’m worried about if OU comes calling. The hope would be that he wants to play and not have to wait as long.



  • BShark said:

    @jayballer73 I’m worried about if OU comes calling. The hope would be that he wants to play and not have to wait as long.

    true - -just have to gut it out. - -Saw where Oklahoma State was in his top 5 - and there had only been 1 Cb prediction before and it was to OSU - -

    looked some on others and man right now we at 41st in the Nation BUT Baylor - - -West Virginia - - & Texas Tech really hurting

    Baylor ranked 51st - - - West Virginia 71st - - -& Texas Tech 87th – now I know that can and will change but still they hurting - things will change for us too if we can land one or two of these big boys were after I will be quite satisified



  • @jayballer73 Yeah, I will be interested to see how the class shakes out across the conference. KSU is higher than usual right now.

    Les needs to get some wins on the field, then recruiting could really take off. :clap:



  • BShark said:

    @jayballer73 Yeah, I will be interested to see how the class shakes out across the conference. KSU is higher than usual right now.

    Les needs to get some wins on the field, then recruiting could really take off. :clap:

    Ya K-suck actually surprised me some - -I think at this point they have the 3rd best recruiting glass in the big 12



  • Pulled a DE from Louisiana today, pushing us into the top 40. If we can stay there and land one or both of Purdy/Johnson, look out.



  • FarmerJayhawk said:

    Pulled a DE from Louisiana today, pushing us into the top 40. If we can stay there and land one or both of Purdy/Johnson, look out.

    Kid looks solid.



  • FarmerJayhawk said:

    Pulled a DE from Louisiana today, pushing us into the top 40. If we can stay there and land one or both of Purdy/Johnson, look out.

    Dam I want Johnson bad - - gonna be hard , looks like Georgia is the one to beat at the moment. - -kid makes my mouth water - would be ANOTHER Louisiana Animal



  • I’m not so sure about him being a PWO - I think could be A Scholli - -was curious as to how many we had available - some one said he thought we had between 20-21 to give out.

    Getting interesting. - - They saying that a couple of other KU recruits going to be announcing from mid to late June - -actually one announcing tomorrow they said in the VIP will be able to see

    This kid from today had some decent offers: Houston - – Southern Miss - - -K-State ( BAM ) - - -Tennessee - - & West Virginia to name some - had like 15 offers I think they said.

    This put us at # 39 in the Nation - lets keep rolling guys - -I’m a thinkin might be kind of an interesting season. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG ABBY



  • One major thing that Miles is doing is building some depth. That was missing, even from some of the better teams that KU had under Mangino. KU was extremely thin behind the standouts. Miles is building depth to make sure that if one guy goes down, next man up is a guy that is ready to play at the P5 level athletically.



  • @justanotherfan for sure. I think we’ll get another 2-3 guys over the next week too.



  • FarmerJayhawk said:

    @justanotherfan for sure. I think we’ll get another 2-3 guys over the next week too.

    Come on Ashaad - we need you man - -



  • Added our 12th commit - -our 2nd recruit from Missery – Luke Grimm out of Raymore- Peculiar - working out either as a wide receiver or Safety - I think Safety - - - just a 2 * recruit according to Rivals - BUT I have full confidence with this staff - - started picking up offers I think they said some Ivy league - - it’s rolling - -bigger times coming - we can use ALL recruits to build this program.

    With the previous we wasn’t getting ANY recruits whether it 2 * - 3 * = =4 * - whatever - -12 recruits done - I think they said we have 21 available. – ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Nice recruit coming in this weekend for un-official. – Keenan Caldwell pretty good size boy – Nose Tackle - would be a nice addition - says been having seen pretty decent offers. - -out of I believe Monroe Louisiana - - Another possible Louisiana Animal - -hell ya - hit it out of the park Les - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @jayballer73 Rankings like that for KU football I can live with.



  • jayballer73 said:

    Nice recruit coming in this weekend for un-official. – Keenan Caldwell pretty good size boy – Nose Tackle - would be a nice addition - says been having seen pretty decent offers. - -out of I believe Monroe Louisiana - - Another possible Louisiana Animal - -hell ya - hit it out of the park Les - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

    Big want



  • BShark said:

    jayballer73 said:

    Nice recruit coming in this weekend for un-official. – Keenan Caldwell pretty good size boy – Nose Tackle - would be a nice addition - says been having seen pretty decent offers. - -out of I believe Monroe Louisiana - - Another possible Louisiana Animal - -hell ya - hit it out of the park Les - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

    Big want

    Would be really nice to pick him up



  • Marco said:

    @jayballer73 Rankings like that for KU football I can live with.

    we know these rankings change daily , but I’m with you - -if we could even get inside the top 40 - -I can take that for a 1st year from a new coach - only get better. - -As of 6/19 this is how it stands in the big 12

    Oklahoma - - - -Down 1 - - -from 12 to 13th - - - - -Oklahoma State - - - -Up 1- - - from25th to 24th - - --KSU - - -stayed the same - - -at 29th ( surprising to me ) - - - -Ku - - Up 1 - - from 37th to 36th - - - – - Texas - - -Up 1 - - from 38th to 37th - - - -TCU - - -Up 1 - - -from 42nd to 41st - - - – -West Virginia ( Big Jump ) – from 54th to 46th - - - - -Iowa State - - -Down 3 - - from 49th to 52nd - - - - -Baylor – - -Down 3 - - from52nd to 55th - - and Texas Tech brining up the bottom - -stayed the same - - --at 91st



  • Well sounds like we losing out on one of the QB’s we were after - the Purdy kid sounds like he will be announcing for Louisville tomorrow -his brother plays for Iowa State

    BUT - -always a BUT - -sounds like we are right in the thick for another one: - Name is Tee Webb 3 * QB out of Cartersville Georgia - -talked about his official visit to KU - took for the Spring game Webb said :

    That he liked it a lot on his visit , liked the Campus - - – REALLY liked the Coaching staff - - - - -Liked the atmosphere and the turn out we had for the game - - -got to know the players said they were really cool and laid back - loved it that Coach Miles talked about more then just football - he said cause at the end of the day more then just football - -Said KU was his 1st official visit - had a visit planned to Louisville over the weekend ( - But if Purdy commits tomorrow might just sour him on Louisville ) - -after Louisville he didn’t have any more visits planned - -but he did want to try and make some more - - then right after he stated that he says he would like to be committed to a school by the end of June - man he gonna be busy if that’s the case.

    other schools offering : - -Georgia Tech - -KSU - - -Miami – Rutgers – & KU - -we shall see - would be a nice catch - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • I like our chances with Webb if Louisville gets Purdy. Don’t discount the grapes for Purdy, as much as it pains me to say.



  • HUGE - -HUGE - - - Edited/update guys , HUGE - -HUGE recruiting weekend this weekend for our boys in football. - -multiple guys coming in - -some official - - -some un-official. - -Right now I count 16 kids visiting this weekend - - man things such as this about make me wet myself. - - I don’t know when was the LAST TIME we ever have had 16 recruits coming in the Summer time showing enough interest to even visit KU whether they end up committing or not? HUGE WEEKEND - -a couple of big time players - updated posted to include all the stats and places and other schools involved - we are battling some of the big boys - -shows the difference and the progress w are making with Coach Miles in charge - Don’t see ONE single recruit from a JC updated list and stats are :

    Will Howard - – - 3 * – -QB - - -6’4 - - -205 Downingtown PA: Other Schools : - - Maryland - - KSU - - Bowling Green - - -Cincinnati - - Harvard - - & KU

    Lawrence Arnold- - - 3 * - - - WR - -6’31/2 - - 181 - Desoto Texas Other Schools: - - Boston College - - Colorado - -Illinois - -Iowa State – & KU

    Jay Wilkerson - -3* - - -WR - - -6’ 1/2 - - 157 - -Midlothian Tx– Other Schools ; - -SMU – -Illinois - - Oklahoma State - Arkansas State - - Colorado State - - & - KU

    Malik Johnson - - 3* - - -WR - - 5’9 - - 175 - -Woodland Texas Other Schools : - -Memphis - - -Charlotte - - -Colorado - - -Colorado State - -& - - KU

    Keenan Caldwell- - 3 * - - DT - – - 6’3 - - -336 - - Oak Grove LA Other Schools : - -Colorado = = =Ole Miss - - -Oregon - - -TCU - - & – KU

    Derrick Lewis - - 3 * - -ILB - -6 -1/2 - -200 - - Schertz Texas Other Schools : - -Colorado State – KSU - - Nebraska - - North Texas - - & KU

    JaCobee Bryant - -3 * - - OLB - -6’2 - - 190 - - Evergreen Alabama Other Schools - - Georgia Tech - - Kentucky - - Ole Miss - - Tennessee - - & KU

    Donovan Johnson - -3 * - - S - -6’2 - -180 - - Harvey Louisiana- Other Schools- -Virginia - - Arizona - - Arizona State - - Arkansas - - Baylor - - & KU - (shows hard commit to Virginia - -yet visiting )

    TJ Rush - - 3 * - - S - - 6’ - -170 - - St Louis Missouri Other Schools - - Bowling Green - - Central Michigan - -Miami Ohio - - Toledo - - & - - KU

    Itayvion Brown - - 3 * - - -WR - - 6’3 - - -210 - - St Louis Mo - Other Schools - - -Minnesota - - -Florida State - - Illinois - - Indiana – & - - KU - -( - -I want very much please )

    Brennan Scott - - 4 * - - -OLB - - -6’1 - -230 - - Dallas Texas Other Schools - -Auburn - -Oregon - -Texas - -USC - - & - -KU - One CB - -and it was - Texas - but only 1 prediction and he is visiting we are right there

    Nicholaas Matinez - - NA - - OT v- - -6’6 - - 300 - -Anaheim Ca Other Schools - -Arizona State - - Idaho State - -South Dakota - - UAB - - -& - - KU

    Tommy Brandt - - NA - - -OT - - - 6"4 - -275 - - -St Paul Minn Other Schools - - Air Force - - Rice – & - -KU

    Garrett Jones - - -NA - - OG - - 6$ - - 280 - - Berdon Springs Mich Other Schools - - Air Force - - -Ball State - -Eastern Kentucky - - Youngstown St - - & – KU

    Caleb Taylor - - NA - - SDE – 6’4 - -244 - - -Florissant Mo Other Schools: - -Illinois - - Iowa State - - Alabama A & M - - Ball State - - &- - KU

    Juan Jarrett - - NA - - OLB - - 6’2 - - 190 - - Cincinnati Ohio Other Schools : - - Akron - - Central Michigan - - Georgia Tech - - - - -Liberty – &- - -KU

    What a HUGE weekend coming - gonna be seeing what comes out of this weekend. - -this is the quickest start in our recruiting since 1998 - - -been 21 years guys - -21 years since w got started like this - -Coach Miles making progress - - ROCK CHALK ALLD AY LONG BABY



  • @jayballer73 keep us up to date. btw…it’s “gist”…not jest, my friend.



  • KUSTEVE said:

    @jayballer73 keep us up to date. btw…it’s “gist”…not jest, my friend.

    oh ok buddy - -not the best at some of those words lol - - but I do appreciate it - -I’ll try and keep up buddy I think we just might be getting this corner turned. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Mercy - - Just read that between the recruits coming in for visits - – then they have players coming in for camps – they are expecting in between 90-100 players being in Lawrence - Not only the Coach’s getting to having these guys coming in on visits - -BUT also getting to check out others in the camps - -Les - -HAS IT GOING ON. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • FarmerJayhawk said:

    I like our chances with Webb if Louisville gets Purdy. Don’t discount the grapes for Purdy, as much as it pains me to say.

    BOY, I just got thrown for a loop. – Read where Purdy did indeed commit to Louisville - but what threw me is that the article also said that Tee Webb had committed to Louisville - - Whaaaaa the hell ?


Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to KU Buckets was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.