By: Hunter Griffitts

Twitter: @HunterGriffitts​

The 2016-17 season has come and gone and National Signing Day for 2017 has concluded. KU has even beaten Texas…. in football.

Recruiting for 2018 is now in full swing and David Beaty's Jayhawks have the #1 2018 recruiting class in the Big 12.

The ‘Hawks currently hold five total commitments for the class, including five 3-star and two 4-star commits. Per Rivals.com they rank sixth nationally with their class.

Kansas’ five 3-stars include Defensive Lineman Cartez Crook-Jones (Grandview, MO) and Nelson Jenkins from Plaquemine, Louisiana.  Kansas also brings in Defensive Back Aaron Brule (Metaire, LA), Running Back Anthony Williams (Boutte, LA), and Quarterback Clayton Tune from Carrolton, Texas.

QB Clayton Tune grabbed a Rivals.com ranking of a 5.6 and was recruited by other Big 12 names such as Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and TCU.

Beaty and KU football currently hold two highly touted 4-star recruits.

The first, 4-star Cornerback Corione Harris (New Orleans, LA), holds his verbal commit for KU. Harris is the 8th ranked Cornerback in the 2018 class.

Harris’ High School teammate and 4-star WR Devonta Jason also holds strong for KU. Jason is no doubt KU’s biggest current commit ranking as the 6th best receiver and the 35th nationally ranked player for 2018.

Beaty and staff will use the Harris/Jason duo as their building block, but it won’t be easy keeping both 4-star commits. KU lost their one other 4-star commit in Running Back JaMarr Chase as he de-committed from the Jayhawks late Sunday night.

Maybe it’s not meant to last or maybe it’s just the start of something that this KU football team will need if they want to build something special. It’s probably not reasonable to expect it will last but it’s a start. Beaty still has another 11 ½ months to build this 2018 class. This very well could be the start of something very positive for the Jayhawks. They’re heading in the right direction and Head Coach David Beaty will be the sail to get them there.

Note: Nelson Jenkins de-committed from Kansas on February 16, 2016.

1.Penn State

2.Notre Dame

3.Florida State






9.Texas A&M

10.Ohio State

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