It’s national junior college signing day this beautiful Dec. 16, and I’ll be updating this post all day as I get the word from coaches about signings and commitments. Keep in mind, some players are still making visits so we won’t get everybody — but we should be off to a good start … I’m most interested to see if Jayhawk defensive player of the year Scott Smith signs today. The Butler defensive end and No. 4-ranked junior-college prospect in the country is reportedly torn between Arkansas and Texas Tech.
Update – Smith has chosen Texas Tech
And, as reported by our J. Brady McCollough, KU lost a commitment from Independence DB Dave Clark, the No. 39 recruit in the country, who has decided to re-open his recruitment after the Jayhawks’ coaching change.
In all, the Jayhawk had eight players in the top 50, and I’ve indicated who those players are by putting their ranking next to their names.
Here’s what I’ve got so far:
No. 7 Lavonte David, LB (Nebraska)
No. 13 Jermarcus Hardrick, OL (Nebraska)
Dominque Davis, QB (East Carolina)
CJ Fondren, WR (Pittsburg State)
No. 4 Scott Smith, DE (Texas Tech)
No. 24 Tocquavius Gilchrist, LB (South Carolina)
No. 43 Javonta Boyd, DT (Kansas State)
Harrison Dreiling, DB (Valdosta State)
D’Leon McCord, DB ( North Texas)
Darron Edwards, DB (Arkansas State)
Ryan Downing, DB (North Texas)
Ty Henry, OL (Pittsburg State)
Deshaun Smith, (OL) Emporia State.
No. 19 Brandon Mosley, TE (Auburn)
Nick Puetz, OL (Wyoming)
Anthony Sanchez, WR (Pittsburg State)
Justin Haupt, LB (Washburn)
No. 38 Adam Davis, DE (Kansas State)
Matthew Pearson, DB (Kansas State)
Mike Powell, OL (Kansas State)
Gage McKinnis, WR/KR (Kansas State)
Randy Salmons (Louisville)
Chris Anderson, RB (Troy)
Jarius Williams, WR (Tulsa)
Javarius Bush, WR (NE Oklahoma State)
Jeff Holmes, DL (Georgia State)