College Football’s National Signing Day has come and gone, and with that we can now take a look at Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri’s recruiting classes. With that being said, let’s begin with the Kansas Jayhawks.
Charlie Weis’ first recruiting class at Kansas currently features 16 commitments, but look for Weis to add more to that class in the later recruiting periods and through junior college athletes. The Jayhawks’ class features 14 3-star recruits, one 2-star recruit and an unstarred recruit. However, the big snag of this class is the transfer of Oklahoma wide receiver Justin McCay who left Bishop Miege high school as an All-American. McCay didn’t get a ton of playing time at OU but after sitting out for a year look for him to make an impact in 2013.
The Jayhawks’ local recruits include McCay, WR Tre Parlamee (Bishop Miege) and OL Brian Beckmann (Blue Valley West).
Kansas State’s class currently sits at 19 commitments and still could be looking for more JUCO players in the spring, something coach Bill Snyder has been known for. The class features one 4-star recruit, 14 3-star recruits and 4 2-star recruits. The class is headlined by 4-star wide receiver Marquez Clark from Navarro Junior College. The Wildcats also bring in a lot of solid players on the offensive side of the ball and the defensive line.
Kansas State’s local recruits include DT Chaquill Reed (Butler County CC), WR Deante Burton (Manhattan) and DT Travis Britz (Harrisonville).
Missouri’s recruiting class has 20 commitments and is one of Gary Pinkel’s best classes at Mizzou. The Tigers have one five-star recruit (who is one of the most coveted receivers in recent years), three 4-star recruits, 13 3-star recruits, one 2-star recruit and two transfers. The class is headlined by the #1 player in the nation, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. DGB, as he’s commonly referred to, has drawn comparisons to receiving greats such as Terrell Owens, Randy Moss, Calvin Johnson and Julio Jones. Look for DGB so start from day one for the Tigers. Other headlines in the class include 4-star offensive guard Evan Boehm and 4-star quarterback Maty Mauk.
Local recruits heading to Mizzou next fall include Green-Beckham (Springfield Hillcrest), Boehm (Lee’s Summit West), RB Morgan Steward (Staley) and LB Markus Golden (Hutchinson CC). Missouri’s class is ranked 20th nationally by ESPN.