๐Ÿˆ Jayhawks Sign 19 During Early Signing Period

NameHometown High School
Jalon DanielsLawndale, Calif.Lawndale HS
Luke GrimmRaymore, Mo.Raymore-Peculiar HS
Daniel Hishaw Jr.Moore, Okla.Moore HS
Will HugginsLenexa, Kan.Shawnee Mission South HS
Trevor KardellLee's Summit, Mo.Lee's Summit West HS
Lawrence ArnoldDeSoto, TexasDeSoto HS
Malik JohnsonThe Woodlands, TexasThe Woodlands HS
Steven McBrideNapoleanville, La.East Ascension HS
Tristan GolightlyMesquite, TexasPoteet HS
Nicholas MartinezAnaheim, Calif.Servite HS
Garrett JonesBerrien Springs, Mich.Berrien Springs HS
Armaj Adams-ReedDeSoto, TexasDeSoto HS
Karon PruntyPortsmouth, Va.I.C. Norcom HS
Duece MayberryTulsa, Okla.Owasso HS
Johnquai LewisHialeah, Fla.Champagnat Catholic HS
Krishawn BrownTulsa, Okla.Booker T. Washington HS
Taiwan BerryhillNew Orleans, La.St. Augustine HS
Alonso PersonHarbor City, Calif.Narbonne HS
Caleb TaylorKansas City, Mo.Staley HS

 

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas football and head coach Les Miles unveiled 19 signees to the 2020 signing class, as the Jayhawks opened the early signing period on Wednesday. The 19 players hail from nine different states and represent eight different positions.

“Guys that we took on offense are going to be really immediate helpers. The guys that we took on defense, especially at the corner and the linebacker spots, I think youโ€™ll find weโ€™re much better there than weโ€™ve been,” Miles said. “This building right now is a very functioning team, whether itโ€™s recruiting, whether itโ€™s weight strength, whether itโ€™s everybody in this building recruiting well. Weโ€™re excited that this class is going to be a real capable class.”

All 19 of the Kansas signees will join the team as freshmen, as the Jayhawks bring in a talented group of players who represented their high school in their respective state playoffs, including two teams winning state championships (Duece Mayberry and Johnquai Lewis), while they posted a combined record of 159-83 this past season.

Of Kansas’ signees, Duece Mayberry and Krishawn Brown were rated top-10 players in the state of Oklahoma, according to 247 Sports, while Will Huggins was rated as a top-10 player in the state of Kansas and Trevor Kardell was ranked as a top-20 in the state of Missouri. Tristan Golightly, Lawrence Arnold and Armaj Adams-Reed were rated as top-75 players in Dallas, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Seven of the signees lettered in other sports during their high school careers, including Karon Prunty as a state champion sprinter. In addition, 10 signees hold over a 3.0 GPA at their respective high schools.