Football players who signed national letters of intent Feb. 5 with Kansas University (with position, height, weight and school):
DB, 6-1, 180
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Sandwich Secondary School
Helped Sandwich win back-to-back Canadian national titles, including 23 straight victories. ... Can play running back, receiver or defensive back. ... Also had scholarship offers from Michigan State, Central Florida, Eastern Michigan and Toledo. ... Two-time all-city selection. ... City player of the year as a junior. ... All-Canadian first-team selection. ... Name is pronounced Tongue Ba-Shay.
QB, 6-4, 210
West Platte High
Led West Platte to Class 1A state title as a junior when he passed for 2,300 yards and 20 TDs. ... Orally committed before senior season. ... All-state, all-metro, all-district and all-conference selection as junior and senior. ... Rivals.com rated him eighth in the Midlands and 28th nationally among QBs. Fifteenth-rated player in Missouri. ... Younger brother, Brian, is an all-state receiver. ... Also an all-conference and all-district selection in baseball and basketball.
DB, 6-3, 185
Booker T. Washington High
Did not play as a senior because of disciplinary reasons, but still received interest from Oklahoma and Colorado. ... Ranked 30th overall in state of Oklahoma.
OL, 6-4, 285
Cerritos (Calif.) Community College/St. Paul High
Highly recruited lineman also received offers from Arizona State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Syracuse, UNLV, West Virginia and Bowling Green. ... Two-time all-conference pick.
DB, 6-0, 192
Pasadena City College/University City High
Added to recruiting class during summer. ... A qualifier out of high school, Fowler left junior college after his freshman year and has four years to use three seasons of eligibility. ... Can play safety or corner. ... Also was recruited by Washington, Arizona and Arizona State.
DB, 5-10, 173
Chaffey (Calif.) College/Eisenhower High
First-team all-conference selection had six interceptions and broke up 35 passes as a sophomore. ... Also received offers from South Florida, UTEP, Utah and Weber State. ... Helped Chaffey win back-to-back league titles.
OL/LS, 6-4, 255
The long snapper will walk-on as freshman, be given a scholarship second semester and be counted as a member of next year's recruiting class. ... Picked KU over Nebraska, New Mexico State, South Dakota and Wyoming. ... Helped Creston win two district titles. ... All-state and all-conference selection.
WR, 6-5, 190
North Shore High
Led Mustangs to three district titles. ... The all-district receiver also had offers from Arizona, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Louisiana-Monroe. ...Caught 33 passes for 602 yards and four TDs as a senior. ... Greater Houston Offensive Player of the Year.
DE, 6-4, 275
Pasadena City College/Long Beach Poly High
First-team All-American as sophomore and two-time all-conference selection. ... Had 76 tackles, two sacks, broke up seven passes and blocked a punt as a sophomore. ... Can play end or tackle ... Also received offers from Arizona, UNLV, Fresno State, San Jose State and Boise State. ... Averaged 12.2 points and 9.6 rebounds for college basketball team as a freshman.
WR, 6-3, 185
McCluer North High
All-state receiver and all-metro defensive back. ... Had 108 tackles and led league in interceptions. ... Caught 24 passes for 569 yards. ... Also received offers from Illinois and Wisconsin. ... Second-rated player in Missouri, according to Mo-Kan Football.
OL, 6-4, 290
Oak Park High
Top-rated offensive lineman in Kansas City metro area, according to rivals.com. .... Versatile all-state, all-metro and all-conference selection played offensive line, defensive line, tight end and fullback as senior at Oak Park. ... Nineteenth-rated player in Missouri.
LB/RB, 6-0, 220
All-state and all-conference selection rushed for more than 1,500 yards and was a defensive standout for LHS state playoff squad. ... Rated 63rd in the nation at his position by rivals.com. ... Sixth-ranked player in Kansas. ... Also received offer from Missouri. ... Shrine Bowl selection.
LB, 6-3, 250
Victor Valley (Calif.) College/North Union High
All-American made 114 tackles, including 42 for loss, and 10.5 sacks. ... Averaged 18 tackles per game. ... Conference defensive player of the year. ... Ranked 48th among junior-college players by rivals. ... Played rush end as freshman and led team with 19 sacks. ... Made 497 career tackles in high school and was all-state selection in Richwood, Ohio. ... Defensive MVP at Ohio all-star game. ... Two-time state wrestling runner-up. ... Received offers from Arizona, Ohio State, Oregon and Fresno State.
OLB/DE, 6-3, 235
Hinds (Miss.) Junior College/Arizona State/Kingwood High
Was one of the top linebacker prospects in Texas two years ago after recording 117 tackles and nine sacks. ... Originally signed by Arizona State. Took a red-shirt as freshman and transferred to Hinds last year but didn't play because of a shoulder injury. ... Can play defensive end or linebacker. ... Received offers from Baylor and North Carolina. ... Owns Texas high school record in 110- and 300-meter hurdles.
RB/DB, 6-0, 175
All-state prospect was standout running back and defensive back. ... Rated as 31st cornerback in nation, 70th-ranked player in the Midlands and third in the state. ... Hopes to play running back at KU. ... Picked Kansas over Kansas State. Also received offers from Colorado, Michigan State and Missouri. ... Former teammate of KU red-shirt freshman running back Jerome Kemp. .... Rushed for 1,757 yards as a senior and scored 17 TDs. ... Only running back to top 100 yards against state power Hutchinson. ... Named Most Valuable player of Kansas Shrine Bowl in July after 144-yard effort.
LB, 6-1, 205
Blue Springs, Mo.
Blue Springs High
Received Buck Buchanan Award as most outstanding lineman in K.C. metro area. ... Had 112 tackles and three sacks as senior. ... Ranked 69th at his position nationally. Eighteenth-ranked player in Missouri and top linebacker in the metro. ... All-conference, all-metro and all-state selection. ... Team won four league titles, three district titles and Class 5A state title in 2001. ... Coached by former Kansas University quarterback Kelly Donahoe.
OL, 6-7, 253
La Puente, Calif.
All-league and all-area selection also received offers from California and Idaho. ... Los Angeles Times first-team selection.
CB, 5-11, 175
Georgia Military/Chopper High
College won national title in 2001 and was runner-up in 2002. ... Can play safety or cornerback. ... Also received offers from UAB, Kentucky and East Carolina. ... All-conference selection in high school.
DE, 6-3, 230
Second-team all-metro and first-team all-state selection. ... Defensive player of the year in his conference. ... Had 60 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior. ... Also received offers from Arkansas State and Southern Illinois.
LB, 6-4, 235
West Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Central Community College/Oklahoma/
Took red-shirt at Oklahoma as freshman. ... First-team NJCAA All-American. ... Conference defensive player of the year and linebacker of the year. ... Has three years of eligibility remaining. ... 33rd-ranked junior-college player. ... Helped Valley High post 21-3 record as junior and senior. Had 120 tackles as junior and 140 as senior. ... Was 30th-rated prep prospect as a senior, according to rivals.com and was USA Today's fourth-rated linebacker. Also prep All-American. ... Committed to Iowa State in November but switched commitment to Kansas in December.
DT, 6-3, 323
San Bernadino Valley (Calif.) College/Norte Vista High
All-state, all-region and all-conference selection. ... Had 5.5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss last season ... Cousin of former KU tackle Chris Maumalanga. ... Also received offers from San Diego State and Fresno State. ... Last name pronounced Too-holla-ma-ka.
OL, 6-3, 323
Pico Rivera, Calif.
Mt. San Antonio (Calif.) College/El Rancho High
Two-time all-conference selection. ... Rated among the top five guards in the nation. ... Also received offers from New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV and New Mexico State. ... Three-sport all-conference pick was El Rancho High athlete of the year in 2001.
K, 5-11, 180
19th-ranked kicker in the nation and 17th-ranked player in Oklahoma, according to rivals.com. ... All-state and all-metro selection. ... Converted 67 of 69 extra-point attempts for Class 5A state champion.
DE, 6-4, 256
Weekley originally signed with Pitt, where he took red-shirt as freshman. ... All-state and All-American selection owns single-season (188) and career record for tackles (352) at Aliquippa High in Pennsylvania. ... Has three years of eligibility remaining.
KU signed two junior-college players who transferred for the spring semester and earned starting jobs during spring drills:
C, 6-3, 290
Del City, Okla.
Del City High
First-team all-conference and second-team All-American. ... Also had offers from Colorado State, Houston, Indiana, Louisiana Tech, UTEP and Tulsa. ... All-state selection at Del City, Okla. ... State champion in shot put.
TE, 6-3 240
Alfred State (N.Y.) College/Wilson Magnet High
The school's all-time leading receiver can play receiver or tight end. ... Had 19 receptions for 382 yards and four TDs as sophomore and 26 for 534 yards and three TDs as a freshman.
KU had two players who signed letters of intent in 2002 but did not enroll last fall. They enrolled for the spring semester and will be freshmen this season:
TE, 6-4, 220
All-state selection ranked 49th nationally among tight ends in 2001. ... Set school record with 1,792 career receiving yards. ... Reported to KU for preseason camp but was hospitalized because of complications from a summer appendectomy and returned to Oklahoma to recuperate.
DB, 5-11, 175
Grand Prairie, Texas
All-area and all-state running back and defensive back failed to qualify academically in time for the 2002 season, stayed in Texas and later earned a qualifying test score.