🏈 Jayhawks Sign 19 During Early Signing Period
|Jalon Daniels||Lawndale, Calif.||Lawndale HS|
|Luke Grimm||Raymore, Mo.||Raymore-Peculiar HS|
|Daniel Hishaw Jr.||Moore, Okla.||Moore HS|
|Will Huggins||Lenexa, Kan.||Shawnee Mission South HS|
|Trevor Kardell||Lee's Summit, Mo.||Lee's Summit West HS|
|Lawrence Arnold||DeSoto, Texas||DeSoto HS|
|Malik Johnson||The Woodlands, Texas||The Woodlands HS|
|Steven McBride||Napoleanville, La.||East Ascension HS|
|Tristan Golightly||Mesquite, Texas||Poteet HS|
|Nicholas Martinez||Anaheim, Calif.||Servite HS|
|Garrett Jones||Berrien Springs, Mich.||Berrien Springs HS|
|Armaj Adams-Reed||DeSoto, Texas||DeSoto HS|
|Karon Prunty||Portsmouth, Va.||I.C. Norcom HS|
|Duece Mayberry||Tulsa, Okla.||Owasso HS|
|Johnquai Lewis||Hialeah, Fla.||Champagnat Catholic HS|
|Krishawn Brown||Tulsa, Okla.||Booker T. Washington HS|
|Taiwan Berryhill||New Orleans, La.||St. Augustine HS|
|Alonso Person||Harbor City, Calif.||Narbonne HS|
|Caleb Taylor||Kansas 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 you’ll find we’re much better there than we’ve been,” Miles said. “This building right now is a very functioning team, whether it’s recruiting, whether it’s weight strength, whether it’s everybody in this building recruiting well. We’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.