DT Yaniv Barnett:
Yaniv is now slated to make a final decision between Arizona and Kansas this week after an enjoyable official visit to Lawrence. Despite the early commitment to Arizona and visits to programs such as Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, the Jayhawk coaching staff remained confident. There are two main factors behind that confidence in the fact Yaniv could come in to make an immediate impact, and play with close friend Gary Green. While the Stoop brothers will undoubtedly be tough to beat, this will be an interesting one to watch.
JUCO DE/DT Martin Miller:
A reported commitment to the Jayhawks this weekend, I would not put this down in stone yet. Martin still has to return home to discuss this move with his parents, and the Jayhawks are still actively recruiting other defensive lineman in Barnett, William Bell, and Micah Howeth. In fact, I believe this commitment could largely hang on the fact of whether the Jayhawks are able to bring Remi Ayodele in for a visit this coming weekend.
LB Michael Keenan:
There was a lot of hope in Lawrence that the Jayhawks would be able to sway the Husker commit to staying in-state. However, Keenan plans to remain loyal and sign with the Huskers on Feburary 4th. Now, Kansas will shift its focus on Brouce Mompremier and Luke Tiemann in adding an outside linebacker prospect to this class.
LB Brouce Mompremier:
A surprise visitor this weekend, Mompremier has long been one of the top prospects on the Jayhawk board. Rumors are swirling that Mompremier in fact switched his commitment to Kansas this weekend, but no official word has come out yet. This commitment would be huge for the Jayhawks, and Mompremier is right there with Gary Green and James McClinton as the headliners of this class.
P Kyle Tucker:
Special teams often does receive the credit it deserves, especially in recruiting rankings. However, Kansas added a very valuable piece to the team next fall in adding one of the nation's best punters, Kyle Tucker. The Jayhawks have had their eyes on Tucker since last spring, but had to decide whether they'd have a scholarship available for a punter in this class. When they decided to sign a punter; there was no other choice than Tucker.