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#2038385 - 02/07/19 01:35 AM Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc!
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 08/31/08
Loc: Kansas
1st Junior Day for the 2020 class is this coming weekend! I expect Miles and company to have some really good ones coming in. Heard they are concentrating more on local recruits with the 1st Junior Day while the 2nd one on Feb. 23 will be more concentrated on out of state recruits.

Recruiting never ends man!

Here's a few of the early offers for 2020.

Ashaad Clayton a 6'0" 190lbs. 4 star RB out of Warren Easton HS in New Orleans, LA. He's rated the #12 best RB in the country by Rivals as well as the #135 best recruit overall also by Rivals. We all know KU's tie to Warren Easton and that's coach Hull. Hull still doin some good work for us and Ashaad is coming up for our 2nd Junior Day on the 23rd of this month. I think he's one of our top targets for this class and I feel KU has a good shot with him.

Sedrick Van Pran a 6'4" 285lbs. 4 star OG out of Warren Easton HS in New Orleans. Again, coach Hull doin some work! He's a teammate of Ashaad and I believe there's a chance he comes along with Ashaad (and maybe a couple others) on the 23rd of this month for our 2nd Junior Day. He's got about 2 dozen offers already and he's rated the #119 overall prospect in the nation and #4 OG in the nation as well as the #4 rated recruit in the state of Louisiana by Rivals right now. Kid is a stud and would be a huge get for us if we could land him somehow. I think we'll be hearing more on him and KU over the coming months.

Turner Corcoran a 6'6" 270lbs. 4 star OT out of Lawrence Free State HS. Kid has a ton of offers/interest already and is rated as the #46 overall prospect in the nation by Rivals. Word on the street a month or 2 ago was he was set on going to a blue blood out of state type school somewhere. Don't know if coach Miles and company can change his mind or not, but I haven't heard anything on that front since I heard about him wanting to go out of state and to a blue blood type school. He's going to our Junior Day this coming weekend which should help give him more to think about in regards to staying home at KU. If the coaches can't change his mind, it won't be for a lack of trying. I think how our upcoming season looks will play a part in this also.

Myles Slusher a 6'0" 175lbs. 4 star CB out of Broken Arrow HS in Broken Arrow, OK. He's a teammate of recent KU signee Gavin Potter and already has about a dozen and a half offers. Don't know how close he and Potter are, but I don't think it could hurt having Gavin already committed here. Arkansas seems to be 1 of the more active teams on him right now. I won't be surprised if he makes an unofficial visit to KU this year though.

Ky Thomas a 5'11" 195lbs. 3 star RB out of Topeka HS in Topeka. KU, Iowa, Minnesota, and ksu have already offered him. Not sure when his offer from KU went out, but he's been on KU's radar for a couple of years now so both the previous staff and this one have been on him. He's going to be at our Junior Day on the 23 of this month. Rivals rates him as the #5 prospect in the state of Kansas for the 2020 class.

Nate Matlack a 6'4" 210lbs. 3 star WDE out of Olathe East HS in Olathe. He's rated as the #4 prospect in the state of Kansas by Rivals. He's already got offers from both KU and ksu as well as Syracuse. Kid looks active in his videos and high energy. He's gonna be here for our Junior Day this weekend. I heard some word in passing a couple months ago his family are ksu fans, but don't know of the accuracy of that.

Roger Rosengarten a 6'7" 275lbs. high 3 star OT out of Valor Christian HS in Highland Ranch, CO. He's got about 2 dozen offers already and I believe KU was 1 of his earlier ones. I seem to remember he got an offer from KU within the first few weeks coach Miles was on the job, but I could be wrong. Don't know much about him or his interest in KU, but he's a good one.

Dontae Manning a 6'0" 180lbs. 3 star CB out of Raytown HS in Raytown, MO. He's already got offers from KU, Okie Lite, ND, Nebraska, ISU, ksu, Iowa, and missery to name a few. He looks to be 1 of the top prospects in the KC area. He'll be here for our Junior Day this weekend. Only word I heard on him was months ago before our coaching change and that was that KU wasn't high on his list at that time. I imagine that's changed since then, but I don't know for sure.

Tayezhan Crough a 6'0" 175lbs. 3 star S out of Hutchinson HS in Hutchinson. Don't know much about him really, except that KU is his only official offer at this point in time. Heard he plans to be at 1 of our Junior Days, but that's really all I know about him right now. Rivals shows the corn and ksu are showing interest as well.

Daniel Jackson a 6'0" 180lbs. high 3 star WR out of Bishop Miege HS in Roeland Park, KS. He's got about a dozen P-5 offers already, including KU, ND, Wisconsin, Tennessee, aTm, ISU, Iowa, ksu, and missery to name a few. Rivals rates him as the #2 prospect in Kansas and he's 1 of the top prospects in the KC metro area as well. I believe he's going to visit on our Junior day this weekend as well. Heard some whispers ND is in the lead for him, but I have no idea of the voracity of those whispers or not.

Hayden Pauls a 6'4" 245lbs. 3 star OT out of Emporia HS in Emporia, KS. He's rated the #3 prospect in the state of Kansas and he's already reporting about a half dozen P-5 offers including KU, Iowa, NU, ISU, ksu, and Minnesota to name a few. He'll be here for our Junior Day this weekend but I don't know much else about him. Haven't heard if he has any favorites or not either.

Jalen St. John a 6'4" 300lbs. 3 star OG out of Trinity Catholic HS in St. Louis, MO. He's got a little more than a half dozen offers already with obviously KU being 1 of them. Blanking on the coach right now (been a long day!), but 1 of KU's assistants was recruiting him or knew about him before being hired at KU and he was 1 of the first offers KU made once that assistant coach was hired.

Kevin Tyler a 6'5" 290lbs. 2 star OT out of Ritenour HS in Overland, MO (St. Louis area). He's already got a half dozen D-1 offers and I believe he's another one 1 of our assistants knew about before being hired by KU. I heard he was going to try and make it to a Junior Day here at KU, but that was weeks ago and I haven't heard anything since. He looks like a promising OT prospect who will undoubtedly pick up some more offers in the coming months.

Those are just some of the names floating around out there for our 2020 class. I chose some because they're already gonna be visiting KU, some because they're some of the top regional prospects with KU offers, and some because they're highly sought after national level guys who are giving KU serious consideration and/or planning visits.

I'm sure there's gonna be a lot more names pop up in the next few weeks as our Junior Days come around as well as guys mentioning us on social media when we offer them. Enjoy!

*Edited to update some of the info on a couple of the guys.


Edited by Kman_blue (02/07/19 11:12 AM)
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#2038392 - 02/07/19 11:18 AM Re: Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc! [Re: Kman_blue]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 08/31/08
Loc: Kansas
Heard Malik Berry another Free State player is going to our Junior Day this weekend also. He's currently unrated by most of the recruiting services and plays both QB and S for Free State. He's 6'4" and 220lbs. and I believe he's going to be recruited on the D side of the ball in college. He's big and athletic and will probably project to a couple of different positions. Currently ksu is his only official offer, but I think he'll get one from KU soon and probably others not long after.

Hearing of a few more local guys who'll be attending our Junior Day this weekend too, but haven't heard enough to feel confident in posting it yet.
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#2038416 - 02/07/19 10:30 PM Re: Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc! [Re: Kman_blue]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/29/06
Loc: Wichita
That is a lot of names (as always). Who are the couple that might have more of an interest in KU than the others right now?

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#2038417 - 02/07/19 10:31 PM Re: Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc! [Re: Kman_blue]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/29/06
Loc: Wichita
I sure would like to see a quarterback on that list.

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#2038420 - 02/08/19 06:56 AM Re: Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc! [Re: moose1]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 08/31/08
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: moose1
That is a lot of names (as always). Who are the couple that might have more of an interest in KU than the others right now?
Well, I've heard a little bit more info since even my update to my original post.

Based on what I've currently heard, I'd say Clayton, Van Pran, and Manning seem to have the most interest in us right now.

Next highest level of interest in us if I had to guess would be Thomas, Matlack, and Jackson.

That's based on what I've most recently heard. We may find out differently after this weekend.
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#2038447 - 02/08/19 06:49 PM Re: Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc! [Re: Kman_blue]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: KCMO
Several O-Linemen on the list. I like that.
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#2038541 - 02/11/19 07:39 AM Re: Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc! [Re: Kman_blue]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 08/31/08
Loc: Kansas
Several more guys were at our Junior Day on Saturday than what I mentioned. Apparently a lot of them have sounded off on twitter about what a great time they had. A few guys who I don't think were giving us a ton of thought before now appear to be more seriously considering KU as an option too.
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#2038546 - 02/11/19 09:55 AM Re: Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc! [Re: Kman_blue]
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John Brown

Registered: 04/14/09
Loc: Kansas
I could be wrong but saw somewhere on twitter they have 100 or so offers out already. They are really focusing on this class for sure!.
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#2038562 - 02/11/19 02:01 PM Re: Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc! [Re: Topcitykid10]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 08/31/08
Loc: Kansas
In addition to finishing off the 2019 class strong the coaches turned some of their attentions to the 2020 class after the early signing period. They've been hitting the 2020 recruiting and even some 2021 recruiting hard since mid January and they haven't slowed down any since signing day last week.

They were more than ready to go full on with the 2020 class the second all the 2019 guys signed. From all reports our 1st Junior Day went really well because of that simultaneous effort.

The next Junior Day on the 23rd is going to HUGE. A lot of really good out of state guys coming in, in addition to some more local guys who couldn't make it last Saturday.
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#2038626 - 02/12/19 01:03 PM Re: Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc! [Re: Kman_blue]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 08/31/08
Loc: Kansas
Here's some more guys who made it to our Junior Day last weekend besides just some of the recruits I mentioned in my 1st post.

Will Huggins a 6'7" 225lbs. TE/WR out of Shawnee Mission South HS in Overland Park, KS. He's not widely known about yet with the national recruiting sites. I believe he left KU with an official offer though.

Matthew Roberts a 6'2" 210lbs. 3 star WDE out of St. Thomas Aquinas HS also in Overland Park, KS.

Isaiah Gavin a currently unrated 6'5" 170lbs. WR also out of St. Thomas Aquinas and teammate of the Roberts brothers.

Jaeden Roberts a currently unrated 6'6" 320lbs. OL also out of St. Thomas Aquinas and the younger brother of Matthew Roberts. So, he's a 2021 recruit and not a 2020 guy, but he did visit so I think it's pertinent to put him here.

Joe Campbell a 6'0" 180lbs. QB out of Raytown HS in Raytown and teammate of Dontae Manning.

Malik Johnson a 5'9" 175lbs. WR out of The Woodlands HS in The Woodlands, TX (Houston area). KU is his first official offer.

Brady Petersen a 6'5" 265lbs. OT out of Centennial HS in Ankeny, IA. Most think he's an ISU lock as both his parents went there and I believe 1 of his parents works for ISU. Big deal to get him to come down and visit though.

Javon Mosley a 6'1" 225lbs. DE out of Raytown HS in Raytown. Another teammate of Manning and Campbell. All 3 came as a group.

Just a few names of guys that were at KU last weekend.
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#2038661 - 02/13/19 09:20 AM Re: Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc! [Re: Kman_blue]
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Baby Jay

Registered: 10/06/14
Loc: KS
What is the O/U for lineman in the '20 class? I think there will be a significant amount. That being said, I think far too many people are getting huffy puffy over the fact we didn't have any scholarship lineman in this class. We have a decent group already.

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#2038667 - 02/13/19 11:56 AM Re: Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc! [Re: SPHawks]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 08/31/08
Loc: Kansas
I don't know how many the coaches plan on taking or if that number will change depending on who all commits, but my best guess would be 5 or so right now.
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#2038676 - 02/13/19 05:40 PM Re: Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc! [Re: Kman_blue]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/01/02
Loc: Topeka, Kansas
Originally Posted By: Kman_blue
I don't know how many the coaches plan on taking or if that number will change depending on who all commits, but my best guess would be 5 or so right now.


That would be a perfect number in any year. ideally a program will get 5 OL, 4 DL, 4 DB's, 4 RB's , 3 LB's and 1 QB in every class, leaving 4 scholarships available for whatever needs may arise or in pass happy Big XII country 4 WR's. Though there could be a need for PK, LS and Punter. Though there should never be the need to recruit all three specialists in any season). I would also note that many RB's can end up LB's and DB's often end up receivers. 25 scholarships is more than enough to have quality linemen on both sides of the ball with DEPTH!

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#2038681 - 02/13/19 06:36 PM Re: Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc! [Re: beenahawk]
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Wilt Chamberlain

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Loc: Kansas
4 RB's seem a bit much to me. I'd think we're much more inclined to take 4 WR's per class than 4 RB's.

Also, when's the last time we had a RB move to another position or a DB move to WR?

Daymond Patterson is the last DB to move to WR that I can recall, but if memory serves he started out as a WR then moved to DB before moving back to WR.

I guess kind of the same thing with Charlot. He came as a WR, got moved to S, then back to WR.

The only other guy I can think of who came in on 1 side of the ball either O or D and moved to the other was Nick Reid who came in as a QB and moved to LB.

Kerry Meier came in as a QB and moved to WR, but obviously that's the same side of the ball.

So, I can't remember anyone off the top of my head who came in as a DB initially and then moved to WR nor someone who came in as a RB initially and then moved to LB. At least not someone who was a starter for us.
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#2038704 - 02/14/19 08:39 PM Re: Recruiting Class 2020 News, Updates,etc! [Re: beenahawk]
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Wilt Chamberlain

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Guess I should add, I'm not saying we haven't had players come in at those positions and then move to the positions you mentioned Beenahawk, but I just can't think of anyone off the top of my head.
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