Kansas recruiting will be using the motto “Go big or go home” when it comes to the 2019 season. Although the Jayhawks do not have any commits yet, they do have high hopes.
For 2019, the Jayhawks are strongly targeting one 5-star to go along with four 4-star recruits. Noah Cain, a 5-star running back out of Florida, has a lot of colleges to choose from, but if Kansas could somehow manage to successfully recruit him, it could help secure head coach David Beaty’s job.
Kansas is also heavily recruiting four 4-star recruits, two on the defensive side of the ball and two on the offensive side of the ball. Of the four prospects, three are from Texas, a place where Beaty has some strong ties.
The Jayhawks are also considering eight other 4-star recruits, six of which are from Texas. Although it is very unlikely for Kansas to successfully recruit all 13 prospects, landing at least 3-4 would be a huge step for the Jayhawks’ rebuilding process.
Kansas will be scouting a multitude of other high-level prospects but have only seriously considered 13 thus far.
The Jayhawks, as stated earlier, do not have a single commit yet, but they do have some players who are very likely to join Kansas. One player who will more than likely join the Jayhawks will be 3-star Fullback, Jax Dineen, younger brother to Joe and Jay Dineen, two players on Kansas’ current roster. Jax is from Lawrence Free-State High School and would likely make a significant impact during his what will likely be four years with the Jayhawks.
Another prospect likely to join Kansas’ roster will be Jaylen Erwin, a JUCO wide receiver from Hutchinson Community College. Erwin could make his way into Kansas’ depth chart simply by showing up as the Jayhawks will have a weak wide receiver core for the 2019 season.
One player who has already impressed Kansas is in-state safety, Jayden Russell. Russell attended Junior Day at Kansas and impressed the coaches during his time on campus. Russell is a high-profile player in the state of Kansas and will potentially make his decision between the Jayhawks and their rival the Kansas State Wildcats.
Kansas will need to have a big 2018 season if they hope to land even more high-profile targets. The Jayhawks are trying to rebuild their football program and 2019 could potentially be Kansas’ best recruiting class under David Beaty, but for now, the Jayhawks can only hope.