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Mar032009

Recruiting Corner: An Early Look at the 2010 Offensive Prospects

While it is still very early in the recruiting season, here is a preliminary list of KU’s potential offensive targets for the Class of 2010.  It is important to note that these are only the targets from the high school level.  Most targets from prep schools and junior colleges will not be identified until late summer or fall. 

As I said before, this is a very early list.  The list of targets will balloon to 300+ prospects following KU’s Junior Days and Kansas football summer camps.  I will do my best to track the list of targets as it grows and make a note of all offers, commits, etc. in the upcoming months.  The list of defensive targets will be posted in the next week or so.

I know for a fact that some of these prospects have already committed elsewhere, but as of now they are still on KU's target list.  At this stage in the game, it is hard to say that any commitment is secure.  If anyone knows of a prospect that I have missed, a recruit that has been offered, etc. please feel free to leave a message and I will correct the list.  Rock Chalk. 

BOLD-Prospects that have been offered
ITALICS-Prospects from Kansas/KC-Metro
*-Attended KU’s Junior Days

Pro-Style Quarterback                    
Willie Ballard
Tyler Gabbert*
Andrew Hendrix
Austin Hinder
Steve Kaiser
 Zach McCabe
Tommy Rees
Scotty Young
Luke Woodley*

Dual Threat Quarterback
Anthony Abenoja
Blake Bell*
Chase Boyce
Grail Brewster
A.J. Derby
Jim Garoppolo
Cole Hubble
Patrick Ivy
Matt Leutjan
Bronson Marsh
Emory Miller
Jacob Morgan
Joel Piper
Marshyl Rothman
Jameill Showers
Jacoby Walker
Detchauz Wray

Running Back
Brandon Bourbon
Brandin Byrd
Derek Campbell

Mark Cole
Antaries Daniels
Andre Dawson*
Deveon Dinwiddie*
Stephen Hopkins
Randall Hollimon
D.J. Jones

Marcus Lattimore
Robert Marshall
Ben Melena

Terrance Olds*
Randy Ponder
Reggie Richardson
Joseph Randle*

DeMarcus Robinson*
James Sims
Aaron Spikes
Jamal Thomas
Calvin Thompson
Kendrick Warren

Fullback
Jacob Harding
Tyson McGill
Josh Smith

Tight End
Ja’Darrius Davis
Austin Kaczsor
Cameron McLain
Tim Semisch
Heath Train

Wide Receiver
Craig Anderson
Sir Bullock
Clayton Cooper
Mike Davis
Davian Harper
John Harris
Jimmie Hunt
Kevin Johnson
Ronell Lavigne
Glenn Lewis
Marcus Lucas
Chris McAlister
Sheldon McCain
Montra Nelson
Devin Patterson*
Joseph Powell
Ben Renshaw
Thomas Roberson
RayShaun Stevens
Darius Terrell
Keeston Terry*

Stephen Washington
D.J. Williamson
Julian Wilson

Offensive Tackle
Troy Baker
Nick Demien
B.J. Finney
Anthony Gatti*
Garrett Grambling

Chaz Green
Lincoln Hansen
Bronson Irwin
Chris Mayer
John McClure
Cameron McClain
Mitch Morse
Andrew Rodriguez
Chad Rokhar
Trent Spurgeon*
Jake Schwertner
Jace Warren*
Evan Washington
Daryl Williams

Offensive Guard
Chris Adcock
Dominic Farinas
Dalvin Glass
Austin Lunsford
Grant Johnson
Andrew Meuler
Adam Shead
Taylor Wallace

Center
Jake Alexander
Gary Hiatt
Michael Lishner
Phillip McGruder
Austin Woods

 

Reader Comments (3)

25 offers for offense ... wow!

Shall we pick our favorites to be the first KU commit?
March 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterDJ Goodwin
Honestly, I have no clue who will be the first commit...nor do I have any idea when it will happen. If I was a betting man, I would say that it is going to be either Keeston Terry or Devin Patterson. I don't have any facts to back it up, I just know that KU is pretty high on both lists and that both prospects have family that play/played for KU. I also think that KU is going to get 3-4 commits sometime between now and April 15. Then they will probably get another 6-7 by the first of June. I'm guessing that they will trickle in a little bit till the season starts...probably have about 12 by the time Fall practice kicks off...and then it will get quiet until about November.

There is a lot of uncertainty with recruiting, but I am almost positive that if KU can sign a Blake Bell/Justin McCay/Joseph Randle, that there will be many others to follow suit. I really think that signing one of those top-notch kids is the key to signing 4-5+...which basically puts KU square on the recruiting map for the future. I like to think of it like a dam...once it cracks it will flood.
March 4, 2009 | Registered CommenterC.W. O'Brien
Okay, I'm not afraid of OU ... I'll go with Blake Bell
March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDJ

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