Beaty Jump Starts 2015 Signing Day Announcing the Early Enrollment of Chase Harrell

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football head coach David Beaty got an early start on the 2015 signing period as he announced Tuesday morning that Chase Harrell of Huffman, Texas has graduated early from Hargrave High School and has enrolled at KU for the spring 2015 semester. Harrell will participate with the Jayhawks in spring football.
A three-star prospect according to, Harrell was a standout wide receiver at Hargrave under head coach Mike McEachern. He earned four letters at HHS, taking home Offensive Most Valuable Player honors in Class 4A District 10 after helping lead the Falcons to a 9-2 mark. Harrell recorded 103 receptions for 1,741 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior, on his way to being named Class 4A honorable mention all-state by the Associated Press.
Harrell added 47 catches for 873 yards and 17 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2012, before missing his junior campaign due to an injury. He also lettered in basketball and track at Hargrave HS.
“I am so happy to be able to get to Kansas this spring,” said Harrell, who measures at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds. “I want to be able to contribute immediately this fall and being here for spring practice will definitely help prepare me for that. Having the opportunity to learn the offense and get acclimated to school will give me a huge advantage.”
The Kansas football program will announce the remainder of its 2015 signing class live Wednesday as it receives signed letters of intent from student-athletes. Fans can follow all the announcements live on, as well as Instagram (@KUFootball) and Twitter (@KU_Football).
In addition to the listed names of confirmed signees, will feature photos, biographies, video highlights and quotes from coaches in an interactive web format detailing the class. and those affiliated social media accounts will be the only official sources for the 2015 Kansas football signing class announcements.
Athletes can send in signed letters of intent beginning at 7 a.m., Wednesday morning.
Comments and video from Beaty will also be available on, with a formal press conference detailing the class set for Wednesday afternoon. The press conference will be streamed live on and Additionally, fans can interact directly with Beaty and his coaching staff at the Signing Day Party, which will be held from 5-8 p.m., at Abe and Jake’s Landing. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.