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Kansas football recruit capsules

August 12, 2006

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SPRING ARRIVALS

Rameses Arceo

Height/Weight: 6-4, 310

Position: OL

Hometown: Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Last school: Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif.

Picked KU over: UNLV, Nevada.

Notable: Went the junior-college route because of grades. : Recruited by several Pac-10 programs out of high school. : Played guard and tackle for Cerritos, which finished 4-6 in 2005. : Listed as backup right guard on post-spring depth chart.

Blake Bueltel

Height/Weight: 6-1, 180 pounds

Position: CB

Hometown: Topeka

Last school: Butler County Community College in El Dorado

Picked KU over: Minnesota, SMU, Bowling Green.

Notable: Registered four interceptions for BCCC last season. : Will be a junior at KU. : Played high school football at Topeka Hayden. : Had three tackles and two pass break-ups in spring game, and was listed as a starting cornerback on the post-spring depth chart.

Mike McCoy

Height/Weight: 5-11, 175

Position: CB

Hometown: Lompoc, Calif.

Last school: San Bernardino Valley College in San Bernardino, Calif.

Picked KU over: BYU, San Diego State, Marshall.

Notable: Should provide immediate help at thin cornerback position. : Was named honorable-mention All-Foothill Athletic Conference in 2005. : One of three San Bernardino Valley players jumping to Division I-A. : Listed as backup cornerback on post-spring depth chart.

Olaitan Oguntodu

Height/Weight: 6-1, 200

Position: DB

Hometown: Mesquite, Texas

Last school: Horn High.

Picked KU over: Oklahoma State, Baylor, Boston College, Houston, Tulsa.

Notable: Graduated from high school in December and enrolled last month at KU. : Has broken 4.5 in the 40-yard dash despite 200-pound frame. : Lived in Nigeria until the age of six, and gained U.S. citizenship a year ago.

Todd Reesing

Height/Weight: 5-11, 180

Position: QB

Hometown: Lake Travis, Texas.

Last school: Lake Travis High.

Picked KU over: Kansas State, Duke.

Notable: Passed for 3,343 yards his senior year at Lake Travis, throwing 41 touchdowns and five interceptions. : Also rushed for 756 yards, leading Lake Travis to an 11-1 record. : Graduated from high school early and enrolled at KU last month. : Passed for 102 yards and a touchdown in spring game.

SUMMER ARRIVALS

Donte Bean

Height/Weight: 5-9, 180

Position: RB

Hometown: Garland, Texas.

Last school: North Garland High.

Picked KU over: Purdue, Texas-El Paso.

Notable: Rushed 191 times for 968 yards and 12 touchdowns his senior season for 4-6 North Garland. : Also a standout baseball player in high school. : Brother, Brandon Walker, plays football at Washburn.

Sal Capra

Height/Weight: 6-3, 235

Position: LB

Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.

Last school: Rockhurst High.

Picked KU over: Colorado State, Kansas State, Missouri.

Notable: Father, Mark, played quarterback at Missouri in the early 1980s. : A Class 6 All-State linebacker in Missouri. : Recorded 80 tackles, six sacks and an interception for the Hawklets. : Was recruited to play inside linebacker at Kansas.

Bradley Dedeaux

Height/Weight: 6-2, 240

Position: TE

Hometown: Midwest City, Okla.

Last school: Midwest City High.

Picked KU over: Oklahoma State, SMU, Tulsa.

Notable: Caught a combined 47 passes for 809 yards and 12 touchdowns his junior and senior seasons at Midwest City High. : Rated as the second-best tight end in Oklahoma by rivals.com, behind Jermaine Gresham, the nation's top-rated tight end. : Also played defensive end in high school.

Jamal Greene

Height/Weight: 6-4, 255

Position: DE

Hometown: Kansas City, Kan.

Last school: Washington High.

Picked KU over: Iowa State, Illinois, Tulsa.

Notable: Second player in two years to choose KU from Darwin Franklin's Washington High program, after Darrell Stuckey signed a year ago. : Rated as the third-best prospect in Kansas by rivals.com. : Also played basketball as prep.

Tertavian Ingram

Height/Weight: 6-1, 175

Position: WR

Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

Last school: Jefferson High.

Picked KU over: Purdue, South Florida, UNLV, West Virginia.

Notable: Caught 51 passes for 844 yards and nine touchdowns his senior season. : Committed to Purdue originally, but backed out when, as he told the Tampa Tribune, Boilermaker coaches didn't tell him the wide-receivers coach took another job. : Ranked the 85th-best player in talent-rich Florida by rivals.com.

Marc Jones

Height/Weight: 6-4, 240

Position: TE

Hometown: Norfolk, Va.

Last school: Kilgore, Texas, CC.

Picked KU over: Michigan State, Mississippi, East Carolina.

Notable: Signed with East Carolina out of high school, but was placed at Kilgore. : A two-star prospect out of high school according to rivals.com's rankings, he was bumped up to three stars after a stellar two-year juco career. : Caught three passes for 40 yards and a touchdown for Kilgore last season.

D'Marcus Lang

Height/Weight: 6-3, 200

Position: RB/LB

Hometown: Scurry, Texas

Last school: Scurry-Rosser High.

Picked KU over: Iowa State, Arizona, Baylor, Boston College.

Notable: With size and athleticism, could play a number of positions at KU. : Rushed for 1,365 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior, and also passed for 516 yards and six touchdowns as a part-time quarterback. : Ranked by rivals.com as the 79th-best prospect in Texas.

Tyler Lawrence

Height/Weight: 6-2, 195

Position: QB

Hometown: Overland Park

Last school: Shawnee Mission West High.

Picked KU over: Maryland, Harvard, Yale.

Notable: One of KU's first pledges, Lawrence gave his commitment upon getting offered last summer. : Started at SM West since the middle of his sophomore season and led the Vikings to a combined 18-5 mark in 2004 and 2005. : A smooth southpaw with a younger brother, Blake, who currently is a KU recruit.

Dakota Lewis

Height/Weight: 6-0, 190

Position: LB

Hometown: Sulphur, Okla.

Last school: Sulphur High.

Picked KU over: Texas Tech, SMU, Tulsa

Notable: Racked up 178 tackles his senior season at linebacker, and rushed for 1,000 yards as Sulphur's featured back, earning him All-State honors. : Committed to Kansas early but interest from other schools picked up after his senior season. : Was Oklahoma's 2A district player of the year.

John Marshall

Height/Weight: 6-2, 275

Position: OL

Hometown: New Pleasant, Texas

Last school: Mt. Vernon High.

Picked KU over: Iowa State, Houston, Army, Navy, Rice.

Notable: Recruited by former assistant Dave Doeren, but stayed committed despite Doeren's departure to Wisconsin. : Expects to take red-shirt season and could be a center at KU starting in 2007. : Brother plays football at Navy, and father played at SMU in the late 1970s.

Maxwell Onyegbule

Height/Weight: 6-4, 215

Position: LB

Hometown: Arlington, Texas.

Last school: Arlington High.

Picked KU over: Minnesota, Iowa State, UTEP, Central Florida.

Notable: Registered 149 tackles to earn second-team All-State honors in Texas. : Started high school career at defensive end before making switch to linebacker.

Xavier Rambo

Height/Weight: 6-1, 190

Position: WR

Hometown: Dallas, Texas.

Last school: South Oak Cliff High.

Picked KU over: Texas A&M.

Notable: KU's first pledge for this class, Rambo committed in early May. : Started high school career at Wilmer-Hutchins, but was moved to South Oak Cliff after Wilmer-Hutchins was forced to close. : Led South Oak Cliff with 23 catches for 627 yards and eight touchdowns in '05.

Jake Sharp

Height/Weight: 5-10, 175

Position: RB/KR/PR

Hometown: Salina

Last school: Salina Central High.

Picked KU over: Colorado State, Kansas State.

Notable: Shattered Kansas state high school records, rushing for 3,304 yards and 57 touchdowns his senior year. : Averaged 10.4 yards per carry in 2005. : Rushed for 6,594 yards and 108 touchdowns in his three-year prep career. : Also recruited to run track at the Division-I level.

Phillip Strozier

Height/Weight: 6-0, 185

Position: DB

Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.

Last school: Rockhurst High.

Picked KU over: Missouri, Houston, Michigan State.

Notable: Versatile enough to play wide receiver, cornerback or safety at the college level. : Brother, Noah, is a defensive back at Kansas State. : Was also the starting point guard for the Rockhurst basketball team. : One of three Rockhurst players going Division I-A, including fellow KU signee Sal Capra.

Jason Thompson

Height/Weight: 6-6, 242

Position: DE

Hometown: Dallas, Texas.

Last school: Madison High.

Picked KU over: Oklahoma State, TCU, Tulsa, Wyoming.

Notable: Recorded 82 tackles and 10 sacks his senior season at Madison, earning District 10 defensive player-of-the-year honors. : Ranked by rivals.com as the 56th-best strongside defensive end prospect in the nation. : Also played some tight end.

Anthony Webb

Height/Weight: 6-1, 190

Position: CB

Hometown: Dallas, Texas.

Last school: South Oak Cliff High.

Picked KU over: Missouri .

Notable: Ranked as the 38th-best prospect in talent-rich Texas, and the 23rd-best cornerback prospect in the nation, according to rivals.com. : Rivals' rankings grade Webb as KU's top signee. : Intercepted six passes and registered 40 tackles his senior season.

John White

Height/Weight: 6-3, 275

Position: DT

Hometown: Moore, Okla.

Last school: Moore High.

Picked KU over: Tulsa, TCU.

Notable: Registered 215 tackles the last three seasons for Moore High. : One of the last prospects to commit to KU. : One of three Oklahomans in the class, joining Dakota Lewis and Bradley Dedeaux.

Carl Wilson

Height/Weight: 6-4, 275

Position: OL

Hometown: Redlands, Calif.

Last school: East Valley High.

Picked KU over: Colorado, San Diego State, UTEP, San Jose .State

Notable: Voted first-team All-CIF as a left tackle in high school, though he envisions himself at guard in college. : One of four players from his high school going Division I-A.

Ian Wolfe

Height/Weight: 6-6, 270

Position: OL

Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo.

Last school: Fort Collins High.

Picked KU over: Colorado, Kansas State, Oregon, Washington State, Wisconsin.

Notable: Highest-rated KU recruit by Scouts, Inc. : Had perhaps the most glamorous list of schools to choose from, more than six from BCS conferences alone : Projects as a tackle at KU, one of the reasons he picked the Jayhawks over other schools wanting him at guard.

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