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2007 Kansas University football recruit capsules

February 8, 2007

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Signed in December

Chet Hartley

Height/Weight: 6-4, 305

Position: OL

Hometown: Kingman

Last school: Butler Community College in El Dorado.

Picked KU over: Florida State, Illinois

Notable: Played left tackle at Butler, but expected to move to guard at KU. : Recruited at Illinois by Ed Warinner, who has since accepted a job as KU's offensive coordinator. : One of several Butler players to sign with Division-I schools mid-year.

Patrick Resby

Height/Weight: 6-1, 200

Position: S

Hometown: Houston

Last school: Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas

Picked KU over: Baylor, Iowa State, Hawaii, TCU

Notable: Played three seasons at Navarro, including a red-shirt year. : Played strong safety at Navarro and is expected to stay at that position at KU. : With the loss of Jerome Kemp, Resby could compete for the starting job right away.

Kendrick Harper

Height/Weight: 5-11, 190

Position: CB

Hometown: Hartwell, Ga.

Last school: Butler Community College in El Dorado.

Picked KU over: Iowa State, Memphis

Notable: Played wide receiver his first year at Butler before switching to defense. : Originally intended to go to Gardner-Webb out of high school before opting for the junior-college route. : Had six interceptions in 2006, and will help with KU's depth issues at cornerback.

Signed Wednesday

Isiah Barfield

Height/Weight: 6-0, 175

Position: Athlete

Hometown: Haven

Last school: Haven High

Picked KU over: Colorado State, Tulsa, Kansas State

Notable: Sleeper recruit who shined at KU's summer camp to earn a scholarship offer. : Played quarterback at Haven, put could move to the defensive secondary at KU. : Standout on a talent-deficient Haven team that went 0-9.

Carmon Boyd-Anderson

Height/Weight: 6-1, 200

Position: RB

Hometown: Jacksonville, Texas

Last school: Jacksonville High

Picked KU over: Iowa, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Kansas State

Notable: Rated as the 33rd-best running back prospect in the country by Rivals.com. : A two-time all-district selection for Jacksonville. : Joins Brian Murphy as the only two tailbacks in the class.

Dezmon Briscoe

Height/Weight: 6-2, 185

Hometown: Cedar Hill, Texas

Last school: Cedar Hill High

Picked KU over: Boise St., Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma State, TCU

Notable: Cedar Hill's leading receiver, catching 37 passes for 707 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Longhorns last season. : Helped Cedar Hill to a 16-0 record and Class 5A Division II state title. : Caught four passes for 54 yards in the title game, including a 20-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.

Anthony Davis

Height/Weight: 5-11, 185

Position: DB

Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.

Last school: East Central High

Picked KU over: Tulsa

Notable: Helped East Central to a 25-2 record the last two seasons, including a Class 5A state title in 2005. : Had 19 interceptions the last two seasons at East Central, including a state-best 12 in '05. :

Patrick Dorsey

Height/Weight: 5-11, 265

Position: DT

Hometown: Houston

Last school: Yates High

Picked KU over: Baylor, Houston

Notable: One of Yates' top interior linemen for a team that went 10-3. : Was one of KU's first commitments, choosing to attend Kansas last July.

Drew Dudley

Height/Weight: 6-2, 215

Position: LB

Hometown: College Station, Texas

Last school: A&M Consolidated High

Picked KU over: Oklahoma State, Baylor, Tulsa

Notable: Graduated at high school a semester early and enrolled at Kansas last month. : Lettered just two seasons at A&M Consolidated after starting high school undersized. : Now bulked up to 215 pounds to go with 4.5 40-yard dash speed.

Steven Foster

Height/Weight: 6-3, 230

Position: FB

Hometown: Sedgwick

Last school: Sedgwick High

Picked KU over: Air Force, Colorado State

Notable: Ran for 1,769 yards for Sedgwick, which finished 4-5. : Also doubles as a linebacker, and earned numerous postseason honors for both positions. : Also an elite wrestler in the heavyweight division.

Chris Harris

Height/Weight: 6-0, 180

Position: Athlete

Hometown: Bixby, Okla.

Last school: Bixby High

Picked KU over: Colorado State, Iowa State, Wyoming, Tulsa, Central MIchigan

Notable: Could play cornerback, safety or wide receiver for Kansas. : Uncle played at Tulsa under Bill Young, now KU's defensive coordinator. : Also a standout basketball player at Bixby.

Jeremiah Hatch

Height/Weight: 6-3, 301

Position: C

Hometown: Dallas

Last school: Carter High

Picked KU over: Texas A&M, Texas Tech, TCU, Arizona

Notable: Member of the Class 5A, District 11 first team. : Helped Carter to a 9-3 record playing both center and defensive line. : Committed to Kansas on New Year's Day.

Stephen Hoge

Height/Weight: 6-4, 200

Position: K

Hometown: Oklahoma City

Last school: Putnam City North High

Picked KU over: Western Michigan, Harvard

Notable: Kicked off the ground his senior year to better prepare himself for college. : Hit 25 of 30 field goals in his high school career, and could double as a punter if needed. : Likely will red-shirt his first season in Lawrence.

Richard Johnson Jr.

Height/Weight: 6-4, 255

Position: DE

Hometown: Jefferson City, Mo.

Last school: Jefferson City High

Picked KU over: Illinois, Ball State

Notable: Impressed during summer camps and accepted an offer after his official visit in December. : Played defensive line alongside Terrell Resonno, a Missouri commit.

Jake Laptad

Height/Weight: 6-4, 215

Position: DE

Hometown: Jenks, Okla.

Last school: Jenks High

Picked KU over: Tulsa

Notable: Helped Jenks to a 13-1 record and state championship last year. : A Class 6A, District 4 All-District team. : Doubled as a tight end.

Rell Lewis

Height/Weight: 5-10, 180

Position: Athlete

Hometown: Muskogee, Okla.

Last school: Muskogee High

Picked KU over: Air Force, Iowa State

Notable: Played quarterback for Muskogee High, throwing for 985 yards and 13 touchdowns. : Also rushed for 621 yards and seven scores. : Played most his senior season with a torn MCL. : Projects as a wide receiver at Kansas, and could possibly return kicks.

Brian Murphy

Height/Weight: 5-9, 165

Position: RB

Hometown: Lawrence

Last school: Free State High

Picked KU over: Kansas State, Oklahoma State

Notable: Rushed for 1,095 yards and 17 touchdowns for the 11-1 Firebirds in 2006, despite being hobbled by an ankle injury during district play. : Started at running back for Free State for three years, and projects as a "scat back" at the collegiate level. : Joins twin brother, Ryan, at Kansas.

Ryan Murphy

Height/Weight: 5-10, 170

Position: WR/CB

Hometown: Lawrence

Last school: Free State High

Picked KU over: Kansas State, Iowa, Oklahoma State

Notable: As Free State's starting quarterback, Murphy passed for 1,863 yards and rushed for 1,084 more in leading the Firebirds to an 11-1 record. : His 2,947 total yards led the Sunflower League. : Committed to Kansas early last summer and was quickly joined by twin brother Brian.

Jeff Spikes

Height/Weight: 6-6, 315

Position: OL

Hometown: Painesville, Ohio

Last school: Harvey High

Picked KU over: Illinois, Toledo, Bowling Green

Notable: Missed his entire junior season in high school because of a foot injury. : Played offensive and defensive tackle for Harvey as a senior. : Also a standout basketball player.

Justin Springer

Height/Weight: 6-4, 220

Position: LB

Hometown: Los Fresnos, Texas

Last school: Los Fresnos High

Picked KU over: Arizona State

Notable: Committed to Arizona State, visited Kansas a week later and changed his mind. : Compiled 154 tackles, seven sacks and five forced fumbles in 2006, gaining the reputation as a hard hitter. : The Texas Class 5A, District 32 co-defensive player of the year.

A.J. Steward

Height/Weight: 6-4, 205

Position: QB

Hometown: St. Louis

Last school: Riverview Gardens High

Picked KU over: University of Indiana

Notable: Had 1,549 yards passing and 21 touchdowns, completing 61.7 percent of his throws. : Also rushed for 1,087 yards and 11 touchdowns, and intercepted seven passes doubling as a defensive back.

Johnathan Wilson

Height/Weight: 6-3, 185

Position: WR

Hometown: Houston

Last school: Klein Forest High

Picked KU over: Arizona State, Iowa State

Notable: Had 37 catches for 685 yards and 10 touchdowns for Klein Forest, which finished 9-3. : Picked Kansas late in the recruiting process.

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