KU adds Maize native to wide receiver group

Kansas football recruiting

Kansas added to its deep group of wide receivers when Syracuse transfer Bryce Cohoon announced his commitment to join the Jayhawks on Saturday.

Cohoon will have four years of eligibility after playing in three games without recording a stat and redshirting as a freshman for the Orange. He is originally from Maize and was a three-star prospect out of high school, where he was a frequent target of current Kansas State quarterback Avery Johnson.

A former 5A state track champion, Cohoon provides some additional youth to KU’s crowded wide receiver room, which became slightly less crowded on the back end when Surahz Buncom transferred to Eastern Illinois during the spring portal window.

The Jayhawks have two additional redshirt freshmen in Keaton Kubecka and Jarred Sample, after Kubecka already saw some action in his first year, particularly on special teams but also occasionally on offense. While the position is currently a bastion of experience, the team will need to revamp its receiving corps ahead of the 2025 season, after longtime contributors like Lawrence Arnold, Luke Grimm, Quentin Skinner and Trevor Wilson have graduated.

The only scholarship wideout besides the redshirt freshmen who has eligibility next season is Doug Emilien.

Cohoon is the third Kansas native in the wide receiver room after Isaiah Coppage (Kansas City) and Mack Moeller (Mission).


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