Kansas recruiting used the early signing period to strengthen their defense while doing very little for their offense. This past season, Kansas started with a fast-paced offense and a defense that gave up too many yards. As the season pushed forward, they became a run-stopping force that was inconsistent against the pass while barely even playing on offense.  

Although it does make sense to load up on defense, as Kansas could lose both Dorance Armstrong Jr. and Daniel Wise to the NFL Draft, KU still needs to make moves on offense, especially when it comes to the quarterback position.

KU currently runs a two-quarterback system between Peyton Bender and Carter Stanley. Stanley is a much better runner than Bender, but Bender is arguably the better thrower. Behind them was Tyriek Starks, a redshirt sophomore who is expected to take the reigns when Bender and Stanley are gone.

Kansas has consistently targeted Clayton Tune, a 3-star quarterback from Texas. Tune has committed and de-committed from the University twice and has yet to sign with any program. Kansas needs to sign a quarterback to their 2018 squad as quarterback play the past few seasons has been very poor.

Another concern for Kansas is at the wide receiver position. Kansas currently has standout Steven Sims Jr., although Sims had a down year as he faced injury throughout the year. Outside of Sims, KU does not have any playmaker at the receiver position. Kansas managed to sign 3-star JUCO receiver Stephon Robinson, but Kansas recruiting will need to recruit a few high school guys who can develop into the playmakers Kansas needs.

Although JUCO players will help Kansas in the short term, their main concern should be focusing on the rebuilding of their football program.

The running back position was very up and down for Kansas this past season. Their run game would click one week and then fall apart the next week. Kansas did manage to make a splash when they signed 3-star running back Anthony “Pooka” Williams, who is expected to take over the reigns as the lead back.  Only time will tell if Williams can live up to his hype.

If things stay as they are right now, Kansas will enter the next season with 15 signees from the JUCO level, high school level, and even a Division I level graduate transfer.

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Throughout my childhood, I was never much of an athlete nor did I watch many sports. Although I participated in practically every sport you could think of, I was never good at any. Throughout high school I struggled with finding my passion, I never truly knew what I wanted to go to school for but I knew for a fact I wanted to be at the University of Kansas. Being a Jayhawk was a dream of mine since childhood and I never even considered going anywhere else. Finally, midway through my senior year of high school I found my passion, writing. I was in an English class where we wrote an autobiography and it was at that moment I knew what I wanted to become, a sports journalist. I graduated high school and eventually moved to Lawrence, Kansas where I now major in both Journalism and Sports Management. Despite never taking any journalism courses in high school, I have found my passion and my dream job. I love writing about all sorts of things, namely Kansas Football, basketball and I even do some writing about music. As I child I never expected to be where I am today, but now I hope to use ArmChair as a way to branch out into the world and make connections. For now, I hope to continue expanding myself and develop as a writer.
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Throughout my childhood, I was never much of an athlete nor did I watch many sports. Although I participated in practically every sport you could think of, I was never good at any. Throughout high school I struggled with finding my passion, I never truly knew what I wanted to go to school for but I knew for a fact I wanted to be at the University of Kansas. Being a Jayhawk was a dream of mine since childhood and I never even considered going anywhere else. Finally, midway through my senior year of high school I found my passion, writing. I was in an English class where we wrote an autobiography and it was at that moment I knew what I wanted to become, a sports journalist. I graduated high school and eventually moved to Lawrence, Kansas where I now major in both Journalism and Sports Management. Despite never taking any journalism courses in high school, I have found my passion and my dream job. I love writing about all sorts of things, namely Kansas Football, basketball and I even do some writing about music. As I child I never expected to be where I am today, but now I hope to use ArmChair as a way to branch out into the world and make connections. For now, I hope to continue expanding myself and develop as a writer.

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