Two days worth of recruiting victories weren’t enough for the Kansas football program this weekend, as the conveyer belt of commitments kept adding to the stockpile on Sunday.
Once Juan Jarrett, a linebacker from Cincinnati, Ohio, announced his intentions to join the Jayhawks shortly after noon, it brought KU’s weekend batch of new recruits to eight in total.
Rated a two-star linebacker by Rivals, Jarrett made his verbal pledge to head coach Les Miles’ program on Twitter.
“I would like to start off by saying I thank
Coach (Jeff) Hecklinski (KU’s recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach) for seeing how much potential I have to be a Jayhawk,” Jarrett posted. “I (want to) say thank you to Coach Miles for offering me such a great opportunity to make a difference.”
Like the seven other high school prospects who committed to KU before him over the stretch of a frenetic couple of days, Jarrett reached his decision after visiting Lawrence this weekend.
“Taking that official to Kansas was a great experience for me,” Jarrett wrote in a separate tweet, which included a photo of him posing with family members. “I loved everything about them. Thank you for showing me and my family what being a Jayhawk (feels) like.”
Jarrett reportedly also has offers from Georgia Tech, Akron and Liberty.
A wild weekend on the KU recruiting front began when offensive lineman Garrett Jones and cornerback Ja’Cobee Bryant became the first KU recruits to announce their college football plans on Friday night. Then five more hopped on board Saturday: O-lineman Nicholas Martinez, receiver Malik Johnson, defensive end Caleb Taylor, O-lineman Tommy Brandt and defensive lineman Kenean Caldwell.
Thanks to a booming recruiting weekend, the Jayhawks now have 20 players in their 2020 recruiting class. Amazingly, 15 of those emerged during what has been a wildly fruitful June.
Thirteen of the 20 prospects currently attached to KU are rated as three-star talents. All verbal commitments, of course, are nonbinding. The earliest any of KU’s recruits for the 2020 class can sign and make their ties to the program official is December.
2020 KU football recruiting class
- Verbal commitments
• Kershawn Fisher - 3-star LB from Louisiana
• Duece Mayberry - 3-star CB from Oklahoma
• Jackson Stoefen - 3-star OL from Iowa
• Keenan Hambrick - 3-star WR from Alabama
• Trevor Kardell - 3-star TE from Missouri
• Will Huggins - 3-star TE from Kansas
• Krishawn Brown - 3-star LB from Oklahoma
• Khari Coleman - 3-star DE from Louisiana
• Garrett Jones - 3-star OL from Michigan
• Ja’Cobee Bryant - 3-star CB from Alabama
• Malik Johnson - 3-star WR from Texas
• Caleb Taylor - 3-star DE from Missouri
• Kenean Caldwell - 3-star DT from Louisiana
• DaVonshai Harden Jr. - 2-star QB from Kansas
• Luke Grimm - 2-star WR from Missouri
• Tommy Brandt - 2-star OL from Minnesota
• Juan Jarrett - 2-star LB from Ohio
• Kyler Pearson - WR from Oklahoma
• Jaylin Richardson - Athlete from Kansas
• Nicholas Martinez - OL from California
- Former commitments
• Keith Miller III - 3-star WR from Texas (flipped to Colorado)