The Kansas Jayhawks football season ended on a high note even though they finished 2-10 overall. The players at Kansas are seeing the vision head coach Lance Leipold and his staff have for the football program. The Jayhawks were close to beating the Oklahoma Sooners at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas. KU would defeat the Texas Longhorns on the road in Austin with a last-second touchdown. These two games alone showed positivity and a resurgence.
The Kansas Jayhawks Land Craig Young from Ohio State
The Kansas Jayhawks have landed Craig Young, a linebacker from Ohio State. Young announced on his Twitter that he selected Kansas as his next destination.
According to Phil Harrison of Buckeyes Wire, “Young was supposed to be a big part of the defense this fall. He looked like a prime candidate for the hybrid bullet position that is part safety, part linebacker. However, once the season got going, it became apparent that Young would not be a staple on a defense looking to retool after some struggles early on in the season. Instead, Ronnie Hickman became the mainstay at the position.”
Craig Young was a three-star prospect coming out of Fort Wayne, Indiana when he signed with Ohio State. He was the No. 9 overall prospect in Indiana. He is currently 6″3, 223 lbs as a hybrid safety/linebacker. Young could suit up for the Jayhawks the next three years due to the extra year of eligibility caused by the pandemic.
The Kansas Jayhawks Also Land Nebraska Running Back
The Jayhawks also get transfer running back Sevion Morrison from Nebraska. He played in seven games for the Cornhuskers rushing 30 times for 116 yards and three touchdowns. He added three receptions for 13 yards. Morrison is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and attended Edison high school. He was highly recruited by 20 schools such as Baylor, Arkansas, and Wisconsin. In high school, Morrison was able to break the school record for rushing yards previously set by Spencer Tillman.
According to Jon Kirby of JayhawkSlant.com, Sevion Morrison said this about head coach Lance Leipold “The number one thing that stood out to me was Coach Leipold, he’s just very genuine. He’s very transparent with everything. The second thing is how close it is to home. There are people that I already know there, and I have some connections there.”
The Jayhawks are continuing to bring in football players through the transfer portal, which will help in building the program.