Busy recruiting weekend ahead for Les Miles and KU football staff

Kansas University football recruiting

When the dust finally settles on Les Miles’ 2020 Kansas football recruiting class months from now, it’s possible the work currently being done during the summer will go down as the most crucial stretch of the process.

Miles and his assistant coaches already have landed seven verbal commitments from rising high school seniors in June alone, and this weekend marks another busy stretch on the recruiting front.

The KU football staff planned Friday on playing host to 14 players who were in Lawrence to make official visits. What’s more, about five other prospects were expected to take unofficial visits to campus, and Saturday even more high school players will be in front of KU coaches, with a seven-on-seven tournament and camps for offensive and defensive linemen on the schedule.

In total, somewhere between 90 to 100 high school players will be at KU this weekend.

A few of the official visitors hopped on Twitter to announce their trips to Lawrence:

Malik Johnson (The Woodlands, Texas) — Rated a three-star athlete by Rivals, the 5-foot-9 Johnson also reportedly has scholarship offers from Colorado, Kansas State, Memphis and other programs.

A receiver who also made a trek to Lawrence for KU’s junior day this past February, Johnson told Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant he stays in touch with Kansas receivers coach Emmett Jones, and that he plans to commit to a program next week.

Ja’Cobee Bryant (Evergreen, Ala.) — A 6-1 cornerback who reportedly has accrued offers from Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Georgia Tech and other Power Five programs, Bryant is rated as a three-star talent and the No. 29 prospect in Alabama according to Rivals.

Tommy Brandt (St. Paul, Minn.) — Listed at 6-5 and 265 pounds, the two-star offensive tackle prospect also possesses an offer from Rice.