KU Football

Walk-ons will be among additions to KU football roster in 2021

As Kansas football head coach Les Miles and his staff continue trying to rebuild the program, they hope their next incoming recruiting class will end up including some helpful walk-ons. The Jayhawks on Friday picked up the commitment of offensive lineman Hank Kelly, who was recruited as a ...

3-star Missouri prep QB Conrad Hawley joins KU’s 2021 class

The Kansas football program is now poised to bring in two first-year quarterbacks in time for spring practices. Conrad Hawley, a state title-winning QB from Ray-Pec High, in Missouri, announced Tuesday he plans to not only sign with the Jayhawks but also enroll early. Just like Indiana prep QB ...

New KU O-line coach Lee Grimes’ 6-year contract guaranteed for first 2 years

The newest assistant on head coach Les Miles’ Kansas football staff, offensive line coach Lee Grimes, signed a contract that could potentially keep him with the Jayhawks through the 2026 season. The former O-line coach at Charlotte, Grimes’ deal with KU is guaranteed for the first two ...

Ex-KU WR Stephon Robinson Jr. to join Northwestern

Former Kansas receiver Stephon Robinson Jr., who was one of the breakout performers for the Kansas football program in 2019, will next be catching passes in the Big Ten. Robinson, one of the many KU seniors from the 2020 roster who opted to enter the transfer portal and play a bonus season ...

Reserve OL and former Free State standout Jalan Robinson enters transfer portal

After three years playing for his hometown’s college football program, offensive lineman Jalan Robinson, a former standout at Free State High, is eyeing a transfer from the University of Kansas. Rivals and 247 Sports reported Thursday evening Robinson, a three-star prospect in KU’s 2018 ...

Former KU starting CB Elijah Jones transferring to Oregon State

It didn’t take former Kansas starting cornerback Elijah Jones long to go in one end of the NCAA’s transfer portal and come out on the other. Jones announced Wednesday, three days after his name appeared in the portal as a graduate transfer, that he has committed to play for Oregon State ...

What former Notre Dame backup center Colin Grunhard brings to Kansas football

The Kansas offensive line received a much-needed boost on Tuesday when former Notre Dame backup center Colin Grunhard announced he was transferring to the University of Kansas. Grunhard, a former walk-on who eventually earned a scholarship, will have two years of eligibility left. Before ...

Former Notre Dame backup center Colin Grunhard transferring to KU

In the case of the Kansas football program, the NCAA’s transfer portal typically taketh away more than it giveth. But the Jayhawks came out on the positive side of the portal for a change on Tuesday, when former Notre Dame offensive lineman Colin Grunhard decided to join KU. “Can’t wait ...

Recruit report: What 4-star WR Quaydarius Davis would bring to KU football

Especially in this instance, it would be easy to get lost in the recruiting rank when discussing four-star receiver Quaydarius Davis from Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas Davis, who verbally committed to play football for the University of Kansas on Saturday, is a big get for Les Miles and ...

KU defensive back Corione Harris enters transfer portal

Neither of the star “Louisianimals” from Kansas football’s 2018 signing class will play for the Jayhawks as a senior next season. Corione Harris, a junior defensive back at KU in 2020, is now looking for a new program, a couple months after running back Pooka Williams left Kansas and ...

Elijah Jones, starting CB for KU in 2020, enters portal as grad transfer

The Kansas football program won’t be able to bring back starting cornerback Elijah Jones, who made public on Sunday his plans to enter his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal as a graduate transfer. Jones, like so many other Jayhawks who have sought to play elsewhere in 2021, was a senior ...

Quaydarius Davis, top unsigned WR in country, commits to KU football

The top unsigned high school senior receiver in the country, Quaydarius Davis committed to join the Kansas football program on Saturday night. A four-star wideout from Dallas’ Skyline High, Davis is rated by Rivals as the No. 5 receiver in the entire Class of 2021 and the 36th-best overall ...

Former KU corner Kyle Mayberry commits to Utah State

Former Kansas cornerback Kyle Mayberry is headed to the Mountain West for his sixth and final season of college football. One of the many KU seniors from the 2020 roster to utilize the NCAA’s transfer portal and blanket waiver for an extra year of eligibility, Mayberry announced via Twitter ...

Former KU wideout Andrew Parchment lands at Florida State

Former Kansas receiver Andrew Parchment rang in the new year by finding his new college football home. Parchment, three weeks after entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal, announced on his social media accounts on New Year’s Eve that he’s headed to Florida State. “I’m coming ...

KU corner Karon Prunty makes freshman All-American team

The rise of Kansas cornerback Karon Prunty proved to be one of the few bright spots for KU’s football program in 2020, a year that wrapped up with the Jayhawks’ young defensive standout being named to 247 Sports’ True Freshman All-American team. Prunty was one just five first-year ...

Jones touts incoming KU freshmen Rector and Robinson

Kansas football receivers coach and passing game coordinator Emmett Jones used the same two words to describe his anticipation for the arrival of two of his newest pupils: “can’t wait.” Jones had plenty more to say, too, about Class of 2021 early signees Majik Rector and Kelan Robinson ...

TE Jack Luavasa latest KU football senior making use of transfer portal

Yet another Kansas football senior, tight end Jack Luavasa, is hoping to extend his college career at a different program. Luavasa, per Tuesday reports from Rivals and 247 Sports, has entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal as a grad transfer. After a six-catch season in 2019, when ...

Lee Grimes named KU football’s new offensive line coach

A Kansas football position group that struggled throughout 2020 will have a new assistant coach leading it next year. Head coach Les Miles announced Tuesday he hired Lee Grimes to coach the Jayhawks’ offensive linemen. “Lee is an impressive coach who will bring a lot of passion and energy ...