Today marks the end of College Football’s Early Signing Period and Kansas has added 19 new talents to their 2020 football team.
Wednesday marked the beginning of the early signing period and the staff got good news early with three-star cornerback Johnquai Lewis announcing his intention to sign with the Jayhawks. Lewis chose KU over Auburn, Louisville, Michigan, and many others.
By 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, Les Miles and staff had received 14 letters of intent from their recruiting class. Overall the morning was pretty quiet for the team and signatures were steadily coming in. Then things quickly ramped up in the afternoon with some unfortunate news.
Offensive lineman Josh Remetich – who visited KU a week and a half prior – decided to stick with his commitment to his hometown school Tulane. Then, one of KU’s highest rated recruits in defensive end Khari Coleman, switched his commitment from KU to TCU.
Things quickly changed for the better though when two-star quarterback Jalon Daniels announced he would be switching his commitment from Middle Tennessee State to KU, giving the class its second quarterback behind local product Davonshai Harden Jr. of Topeka (who has yet to sign).
Then an interesting development happened where it appeared that KU had pulled a scholarship offer from local wide receiver Luke Grimm after he announced on Twitter that he wouldn’t be signing due to “changes in the scholarship expectation.” Then all of a sudden the KU Football account tweeted out today that he signed. It was a strange circumstane and it’s unclear exactly what went down but it just goes to show that anything can happen in the world of recruiting.
KU signed 19 of the 25 players they had verbally committed. However, three of their top four rated prospects (according to Rivals.com) did not sign: four-star linebacker Brennon Scott, three-star cornerback JaCobee Bryant, and three-star defensive end Chris Jones. All are still committed to KU though and will have a chance to officially sign on National Signing Day, February 5.
As of Friday afternoon, Dec. 20, the class is ranked No. 38 in the country and No. 5 in the Big 12. Before signing day, the class was ranked No. 31 and No. 3 in the Big 12. Again, much can change in the world of recruiting and if they are able to sign their top remaining players in February and perhaps steal another, then this still has a chance to be their strongest class in years.
You can view the entire signing class here. Rock Chalk!
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