KU Football

Lawrence High’s Cole Mondi walking on with hometown Jayhawks

Lawrence High defensive standout Cole Mondi won’t have to leave town to continue his football career. The Lions senior announced Friday he is joining Kansas football as a preferred walk-on. “I’m committing to the University of Kansas and I’ve never felt better,” Mondi wrote in a note ...

Class of 2022 QB decommits after Dearmon leaves KU

For the second time in the days following former Kansas offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon’s departure, a Class of 2022 recruit has backed out of his previous commitment to the Jayhawks. Arkansas prep quarterback Austin Myers, recruited by Dearmon, announced Friday night that he is ...

Les Miles ‘disappointed’ to lose offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon

As Middle Tennessee State football made the official announcement Friday that it had hired Brent Dearmon away from Kansas to become the Blue Raiders’ offensive coordinator, KU head coach Les Miles expressed his dismay to be losing one of his top assistants. “While we are disappointed to be ...

KU football loses a recruit in both its 2021, 2022 classes

Under a week out from National Signing Day, a one-time Kansas football recruit is officially out of the mix for the Jayhawks. Garfield Lawrence, a three-star defensive end in the Class of 2021 who had committed to KU this past November, announced Thursday his decision to play for ...

Brent Dearmon leaving KU football to become O.C. at MTSU

A little more than two years into his time as the head football coach at Kansas, Les Miles will have to find his fourth offensive coordinator. Brent Dearmon, the Jayhawks’ coordinator and quarterbacks coach since the midway point of the 2019 season, is expected to be named the next O.C. at ...

Former KU starting LB Denzel Feaster transferring to UTSA

After a little more than a month in the NCAA’s transfer portal, former Kansas inside linebacker Denzel Feaster has found his next college football home. Feaster announced on Monday his plans to play his final season at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The Roadrunners finished 7-5 ...

KU football adding 8 freshmen, transfers to roster for spring

Some of the newest members of the University of Kansas football program already are moved in and ready to join the Jayhawks for the approaching spring semester. As expected, KU is adding seven Class of 2021 recruits mid-year, with the arrival of quarterbacks Ben Easters and Conrad Hawley, ...

Early enrollee QBs Conrad Hawley, Ben Easters already learning about KU’s offense

Even before they packed up everything they will need to bring to Lawrence for their first semester at the University of Kansas, incoming freshmen Ben Easters and Conrad Hawley got a sneak peek at their new lives as KU football quarterbacks. The Jayhawks’ pair of Class of 2021 QBs, who will ...

Former KU defensive back Corione Harris headed to McNeese

After three years playing for an FBS program at Kansas, defensive back Corione Harris plans to finish his college career at the FCS level. The former KU cornerback and safety announced Monday his decision to commit to McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., which plays in the Southland ...

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 ...