Video Highlights // Comes to Kansas from Parkway South High School, where he played under head coach Joe Rosewell... Had 66 tackles, 13 sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception as a senior... Owns the PSHS school record for sacks... Named first team all-conference and all-district in 2012... Tallied 87 tackles, 39 TFLs, 19 sacks, three forced fumbles, one interception and one fumble recovery during his junior season... His 19 sacks in 2011 were a Parkway South single-season school record... Earned Missouri Class 6 First Team All-State honors in 2011... Also named first team all-conference and all-metro... Competed in track and field at PSHS... Took home three Suburban West Conference titles in the 100 meters, long jump and high jump... Received interest from Cincinnati, Kansas State and Illinois before choosing Kansas early in the recruiting process... Son of Zsanique Douglass.
Video Highlights // Named First Team All-State in 2012 by the Associated Press and was tabbed to the Class of the Commonwealth team by the Lexington Herald Leader... Also earned all-metro and all-district honors and was named to the Bluegrass Preps First Team All-State team for the second-straight season... A two-time team captain under head coach Mike Jackson at Ballard HS, where he helped lead the Bruins to a 9-4 overall mark in 2012 and an appearance in the state playoffs... In 2011 earned first team Class 6A District 5 honors and was named to the Bluegrass Preps First Team All-State offensive line... A four-year member of the Honor Roll and earned his team's Character Award... Earned one letter in wrestling... Son of Holly and Jeff Bloomfield.
Video Highlights // Rated a three-star defensive line prospect by Rivals.com out of Hinds Community College... Included in Rivals.com Top 100 JUCO players, coming in at No. 91... Played in four games as a sophomore at Hinds CC before suffering an injury... Had eight tackles, including five solo stops, in 2012... Also recorded one sack... Had an outstanding 2011 season with 65 tackles in 10 games... Recorded 18 TFLs for a loss of 36 yards and also had nine sacks... Named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State Second Team in 2011... Played for head coach Gene Murphy at Hinds CC... Attended Clinton High School where he earned the Best Defensive Lineman Award while playing for coach Scott Brown... Also competed in track and field at CHS... Chose Kansas after receiving offers from Iowa, LSU and Mississippi State... Son of Lillie and Robert Bolton.
Video Highlights // One of the top junior college wide receivers in 2012, hauled in 70 receptions for 1,055 yards playing at Garden City Community College... Rated the 70th-best junior college player in the country according to ESPN.com... Scored seven touchdowns in his sophomore season... Averaged 105.5 receiving yards per game and 15.1 yards per catch... Coached by Jeff Tatum at GCCC... Earned Divison I First Team All-Ohio honors at wide receiver at LaSalle High School where he was coached by Tom Grippa... Named a 2010 Football All-Star by the Cincinnati Enquirer... Also earned all-league, all-city and all-district accolades... Recorded 40 receptions for 914 yards and 14 TDs in helping LaSalle HS to a 9-2 season, a Co-GCL South title and a berth in the Ohio Region 4 playoffs in 2010... Hauled in 30 receptions for 466 yards and six touchdowns as a junior in 2009... Also lettered in track and field... Chose Kansas after considering Cincinnati and Kansas State... Signed with Cincinnati out of high school... Son of Catrice Coleman and Rodriguez Madaris.
Video Highlights // Rated the No. 1 junior college prospect in the country by ESPN.com... A four-star prospect coming out of Pierce College according to ESPN and Rivals... Tabbed Second Team All-Pacific Conference in 2012... Tied for 15th in the conference with 7.5 TFLs during the 2012 season... Finished the year with 19 tackles, 7.5 TFLs for a loss of 37 yards and two sacks... Also added a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry... Played for Efrain Martinez at Pierce College... Helped Pierce to a 9-2 record and a Patriotic Bowl win over Mt. San Jacinto... In 2011, he totaled 32 tackles, 10 TFLs and 2.5 sacks... Played just one season of varsity football in high school... Earned all-metro honors his senior year at Hamilton High School... After receiving more than 50 Division I offers, considered Kansas State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Washington State and Houston before selecting KU... Son of Mashele Combs and Sean Stewart.
Video Highlights // Earned first team all-state honors after leading Bishop Miege High School to the Kansas Class 5A State Championship game in 2012... Rated a three-star quarterback prospect by Rivals.com... Threw for 2,759 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior at Bishop Miege HS where he was coached by Jon Holmes... Also rushed for 626 yards and five TDs in 2012... Was a 2012 Simone Award Finalist (top player in Kansas City Metro Area)... Completed 161-of-255 passes for 2,448 yards and 31 touchdowns as a junior at Bishop Miege, earning 2011 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year honors... Was a 2011 Simone Award Finalist and picked up First Team All-Eastern Kansas League and Second Team All-State honors by the Kansas City Star... Prior to his senior season at Bishop Miege, was coached by current KU assistant coach, Tim Grunhard, who was previously the head coach at Miege... Also lettered in basketball at Miege... Chose Kansas after receiving offers from Indiana, Kansas State, Minnesota, Northern Illinois and West Virginia... Son of Melinda-Taylor Cozart.
Video Highlights // A three-star prospect according to both Rivals and ESPN.com, out of Shawnee Mission East HS where he was coached by Chip Sherman... The top rated pro style QB in Kansas according to both Rivals and ESPN... Moved around as part of a military family and is the only known QB in high school history to pass for more than 1,000 yards in three different states (Ohio, Texas and Kansas)... Also is the only known QB in high school history to pass and run for a touchdown, earn a varsity letter and win a varsity game in four different states (Missouri, Ohio, Texas, Kansas)... Threw for more than 4,700 yards in his career, including 36 TDs... Also rushed for 13 scores... As a senior at SME, he completed 120-of-194 passes for 1,553 yards... Played at Midway HS in Texas as a junior and helped lead the team to the state championship game... Completed 122-of-195 passes for 1,820 yards as a junior... Helped Midway defeat then- undefeated and top-ranked Stephenville HS by completing 16-of-22 passes for 320 yards and four TDs in the second half of a come-from-behind win... Earned Texas Class 84A All-District honors in 2011... Played in Ohio as a sophomore and was the Greater Miami Conference's leading passer in 2010... Grandfather, Travis Columbus, played football at Oklahoma, while his great uncle, Garland "Bulldog" Williams, played at Georgia... Selected Kansas over Kansas State... Son of Leslie and Williams Darling.
Video Highlights // Earned two letters playing linebacker at American River College under head coach Jerry Haflich... Twice named Mid-Empire Valley First Team All-Conference... Had 114 tackles, 9.0 TFLs and 12 sacks during his two seasons at ARC... Started every game his freshman year at both fullback and linebacker... Earned all-conference honors while playing running back, fullback, linebacker and strong safety for Granger High School... Two-time Granger HS Defensive MVP... Earned all-state honors at linebacker as a senior... Brother, Joseph Faifili, was a highly played football at Utah... Cousin, Manti Te'o, played football at Notre Dame and another cousin, Al Afalava, is currently playing safety for the NFL's Tennessee Titans... Chose Kansas after receiving offers from Iowa State, Oregon State, Hawaii and Nevada... Son of Thelma and Samuelu Faifili.
Video Highlights // Helped Navarro College to a 10-2 record and the Southwest Junior College Football Conference Championship in 2012... Team finished season ranked No. 4 in NJCAA poll... Played on an offense that set the school record with 521 points scored in 12 games... Played for head coach Brian Mayper... Graduated from Dobie High School where he lettered in football, basketball and track and field... Helped Dobie finish 8-3 during his senior season under first-year coach Jim Phillips... Also considered Arkansas, East Carolina, New Mexico and South Florida... Son of Theria Malone.
Video Highlights // Rated the 90th best junior college prospect in the country by ESPN.com... Named First Team All-Nor Cal Conference... Played on an offense that averaged 40.2 points per game and averaged 452.1 yards per game in 2012... Helped City College of San Francisco to a 10-2 record and a state runner-up finish in 2012... Team won the NJCAA national championship in 2011... Played for head coach George Rush... Teammate of current Jayhawk quarterback, Turner Baty, at CCSF... Played offensive guard and defensive tackle for Ako Poti at Jefferson High School... Helped the Indians to a 9-3 record his senior year... Also entertained offers from Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon State, San Diego State and Western Michigan... Son of Sione and Vika Fusimalohi.
Video Highlights // A three-star prospect coming out of high school according to Scout.com and Rivals... Ranked as the No. 7 player coming out of Hawaii and the 55th-ranked inside linebacker in the country by 247Sports... Listed on the 2012 Tom Lemming Prep Report... Selected 2012 preseason all-state by MaxPreps... Named All-Interscholastic League of Honolulu (IHL) Second Team as a senior and honorable mention as a junior... Played for coach Matt Wright at SHS... An all-state running back during his sophomore year, when he attended Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument, Colo... Rushed for 1,026 yards and 15 touchdowns during his sophomore season... Also lettered in track and field... A state qualifier in the shot put and discus in 2011... Chose KU over Hawaii, Tennessee, UCLA and Washington State... Son of Kathy and Leo Goeas... Father, Leo, played in the NFL for eight seasons with the San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams and Baltimore Ravens.
Video Highlights // Played in eight games at Los Angeles' Pierce College in 2012... Collected 19 tackles on the season, including 13 solo hits... Credited with seven pass breakups, including three in the Brahma's 37-34 double-overtime win over Mt. San Jacinto in the Patriotic Bowl... Played for Efrain Martinez... Teamed with fellow KU signees Marquel Combs and Marcus Jenkins-Moore at Pierce... Prepped at West Catholic HS where he played on both sides of the ball... A two-time all-state, all-city and all-catholic honoree while playing cornerback, running back, wide receiver and kick returner... Recorded 141 carries for 1,557 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground... Hauled in 12 receptions for 84 yards... Tallied three interceptions on defense ... Selected to play in the Pennsylvania-Ohio Big 33 All-Star game... Named the DeBartolo Defensive Skills Challenge MVP... Had 189 carries for 1,428 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior... Also caught 22 passes for 338 yards and three TDs... On defense he recorded two interceptions and a TD... Played for Brian Fluck at West Catholic... Earned two letters playing basketball... Son of Velvet and Robert Holloman... Brother, Robert, plays football at Central Connecticut State.
Video Highlights // A three-star prospect according to Rivals... Ranked as the No. 21 prospect out of the state of New Jersey according to ESPN... Named MVP of the Chesapeake Bowl after scoring two TDs and leading the North Team to a 38-13 win... Selected to play in the 2013 USA Football International Bowl... Lettered twice for head coach Andrew Carlstrom at St. John Vianney... Recorded 24 catches for 428 yards and four TDs during his senior season, which was cut short by injury... Selected First Team All-Shore Conference and Honorable Mention All-Monmouth County in 2011... Named division special teams MVP... Collected 29 catches for 951 yards and 10 TDs during his junior season... Also returned a pair of kickoffs for TDs in 2011... Lettered three years in track and field... Finished fourth in the state in the 200-meters... Had the top times in the 200 meters and 300 meters in Monmouth County... Chose Kansas over offers from Boston College, Purdue, Rutgers and Syracuse, among others... Son of Tonya Hornsby and Godday Hornsby.
Video Highlights // A three-star prospect according to Rivals... Ranked as the No. 57 junior college prospect by Rivals.com and the No. 94 prospect by ESPN.com... Played two seasons at Pierce Community College in Los Angeles under head coach Efrain Martinez... Helped the Brahmas to a 9-2 record and a Patriotic Bowl win over Mt. San Jacinto with four tackles in the bowl victory... Had 49 tackles in the first five games of the season before suffering an injury... Credited with 3.5 TFLs for a loss of 12 yards... Also tallied an interception and a fumble recovery... Recorded 29 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and a sack in eight games during his freshman season at Pierce... Lettered for Ken Whalen at Eastern High School... Played safety in high school... Recorded 120 tackles, three sacks and three interceptions during his high school career... Also blocked a field goal attempt during his junior season... Tabbed first team all-district in 2008... Served as team captain... Helped team break school for wins, going 11-2... Team lost in quarterfinal round of Kentucky state playoffs... Chose KU over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Kansas State, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Purdue, Texas A&M and Texas Tech... Son of Vicki Moore.
Video Highlights // A three-star recruit according to Rivals... Ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the state of Kansas by ESPN and No. 6 by Rivals... Lettered four years for head coach Steve Hopkins... Tabbed first team all-state and All-Kaw Valley Conference in 2011 and 2012... Hauled in 97 passes for 1,552 yards and 17 touchdowns in his high school career... Also tallied 111 tackles with 7.5 sacks as a defensive end the last two seasons... Recorded 56 catches for 954 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2012... Also competed in basketball and track and field in high school... Helped lead BLHS to the 2012 state title in hoops... Took home third place in the discus at the state meet in 2012... A member of the National Honor Society... Chose Kansas after receiving interest from Iowa State and Kansas State... Son of Tiffany and Ray Lynch and John Johnson... Both parents played sports in college.
Video Highlights // A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com and 247Sports... Helped lead Iowa Western Community College to a NJCAA National Championship in 2012... Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors playing for head coach Scott Strohmeier... Tabbed First Team All-Midwest Football Conference... Totaled 41 tackles and eight interceptions in his only season at Iowa Western... Selected NJCAA Player of the Week on Oct. 31, after recording three interceptions in a game against Ellsworth Community College... Attended Western Carolina in 2011, but missed the entire football season due to an injury... Lettered two years at Panther Creek HS under coach Wayne Bragg... Played wide receiver and safety in high school... Named second team all-conference as a senior... Recorded 96 tackles, 11 interceptions and seven pass breakups during his final two high school seasons... Had three interception returns for touchdowns... Tallied 67 receptions for 864 yards and 14 receiving touchdowns during his high school career... Also lettered in basketball... Named first team all-conference on the hardwood... Chose Kansas over offers from Texas Tech, New Mexico, Wyoming, Northern Iowa and South Alabama... Son of Mary and Chris Johnson.
Video Highlights // Named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State Honorable Mention in 2011 after collecting 38 tackles, 11 TFLs and five sacks at Hinds CC... Followed that up with eight tackles and two sacks, while playing defensive line in 2012... Played for coach Gene Murphy at HCC... Earned four letters playing for coach Zach Grady at Murrah HS... Selected to play in the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic following his senior season at MHS... Member of the A-list honor roll... Also lettered in track and field at Murrah... Chose Kansas over offers from Iowa State, Memphis, Mississippi State and Texas Tech... Son of Lindsey and Cheryl Johnson.
Video Highlights // Comes to Kansas from City College of San Francisco where his play earned him a four-star rating by Rivals and a three-star rating by ESPN... Tabbed the 77th best junior college prospect in the country by ESPN.com... Had 65 tackles, including 41 solo hits, while playing defensive end in 2012... Recorded 4.5 sacks for a loss of 26 yards and also had two fumble recoveries... Suited up for coach George Rush at CCSF... Played at Navarro College (Texas) in 2011... Saw action in two games at Navarro, recording five tackles and one sack... Spent the 2010 season as a redshirt at Florida after signing with Cal out of high school... Coming out of high school was rated a five-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and Tom Lemming... ESPN gave him four stars... Ranked among the nation's Top 20 overall players on several lists, including the SuperPrep Elite 50 (No. 7), Scout (No. 10), Rivals (No. 18), Sporting News (No. 18) and the PrepStar Dream Team (No. 19)... Ranked as Scout's No. 1 outside linebacker nationally, while checking in at No. 2 for Rivals and No. 3 with Tom Lemming... Also listed as the nation's top defensive lineman by SuperPrep... Rated No. 1 overall player in Colorado in 2009 by both Rivals and Scout... Started as a linebacker in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl... Named a Parade All-American, first-team Best in the West and all-state following a senior season in which he recorded 97 tackles, 11.0 sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries... Played for John Schultz at Grandview HS... Spent the 2008 season at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland (Calif.), recording 110 tackles, 20.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and 11 pass breakups to lead his squad to a 10-2 mark... Posted 108 tackles, 4.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions during an all-state sophomore campaign at Bishop O'Dowd... Son of Steven Martin and Cheryl Martin.
Video Highlights // Returns to Kansas after playing one season at Butler CC... Tabbed the 80th best junior college prospect in the country by ESPN.com... Played in five games at Butler CC in 2012... Recorded five tackles, one interception and one sack... Saw action in seven games during his redshirt freshman season at KU... Recorded 17 tackles, including nine solo stops... Was a two-time compete team player of the week in 2010... An all-state first team selection in the state of Missouri... Earned Kansas City all-metro second-team honors... Set a school record with nine interceptions as a senior... Returned one pick for a touchdown... Registered 60 tackles... Rated as one of the top five recruits in the Kansas City area... Was a four-year letterman at cornerback and wide receiver... Also competed in basketball and track... Is related to former Kansas basketball All-American Brandon Rush... Son of Dana and Dexter McDonald.
Video Highlights // Tied for fourth during 2011 season in the Southwest Junior College Conference with four sacks, which also led his team... Compiled 27 total tackles, two of which were for a loss, and added a fumble recovery during his sophomore campaign at Trinity Valley... Played for Brad Smiley at Trinity Valley CC... Recorded 39 stops and two fumble recoveries during his senior year at Zion Academy... Garnered Defensive Player of the Year honors for District 7-4A West following his 2009 season at Zion Academy... Named first team all-district as a junior and senior... Earned three letters in football... Plans to major in education at Kansas and would like to pursue a career in coaching... Brother, Adrick McKinney, played basketball at TCU... Uncle, Norman McKinney, played football at Texas State... Also considered Houston, UTEP and Arkansas State... Son of Lyedea Caston and Alex McKinney.
Video Highlights // Averaged 40.9 yards per punt at De Anza College in 2012... Recorded a long of 55 yards, while pinning 13 punts inside the 20 yard line... Also kicked field goals at De Anza, making 13-of-22 field goals in 2012... Had a long field goal of 42 yards, and also connected on 45-of-48 extra points... Averaged 39.8 yards per punt in 2011... Recorded a long punt of 66 yards, while pinning 11 punts inside the 20 yard line... Averaged 64 yards per kick on four kickoffs... Played for coach Dan Atencio at De Anza... A first team all-league selection while playing at Leigh HS... Played for coach Kyle Padia at LHS... Also played soccer... Chose Kansas over San Jose State... Son of Todd and Manu Pardula.
Video Highlights // Earned all-region and all-conference honors in 2012 after tallying 29 tackles, including 16 solo hits, in his sophomore season at Arizona Western... Also credited with 10 pass breakups and three TFLs... Played for coach Tom Minnick at Arizona Western... Sat out the 2011 season after recording 25 solo tackles and seven pass breakups in 2010 at College of the Canyons (Calif.)... Played for coach Garrett Tujague at College of the Canyons... Recorded 32 tackles, including 24 solo stops, as a senior at North Point HS... Also had one interception and five pass breakups... On offense, had nine receptions for 184 yards and three touchdowns... Coached by Ken Lane at North Point HS... Chose KU over Iowa State, Kansas State, Indiana and Illinois, among others... Son of Andras and Paula Sendish.
Video Highlights // A three-star recruit according to Rivals... Rated as the 69th-best JUCO prospect by Rivals.com... Ranked as the No. 6 JUCO prospect at cornerback by 247Sports... Tabbed First Team NJCAA All-America in 2012... Also named First Team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference... Played at Fort Scott CC under head coach Curtis Horton... Made 29 tackles, five interceptions and a sack during his sophomore year... Broke the school record for career interceptions (10)... Returned two interceptions for touchdowns in his career... Finished second in the region in kickoff return yards, averaging 28.7 yards per return... Tallied 47 tackles, three pass breakups and five interceptions during his freshman season... Helped lead Hazelwood High School to back-to-back state titles in 2008 and 2009... Selected to St. Louis American Newspaper's All-American Team in 2010... Recorded two interceptions in two different games during senior season... Played for head coach Rich Nixon at Hazelwood Central... Chose Kansas over offers from Arkansas, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Syracuse and Texas Tech... Son of Shay Short.
Video Highlights // Named a first team Midwest Football Conference selection after helping lead the Reivers to the NJCAA National Championship and a perfect 12-0 record in 2012... Also earned NJCAA Honorable Mention All-America honors... Played for Scott Strohmeier at IWCC... Helped Fairfield HS to back-to-back winning seasons in his final two years... Played for coach Mike Schenk at Fairfield HS... Also competed in wrestling and track and field at FHS... Chose KU over offers from Akron, Florida Atlantic, Memphis, Illinois and South Florida... Son of Dave and Madonna Smithburg.
Video Highlights // A three-star prospect according to Rivals, Scout and ESPN... A standout defensive back at Woodrow Wilson HS who was credited with six interceptions and five blocked kicks during his final two seasons... Also saw action on the offensive side of the ball where he rushed 54 times for 405 yards and five touchdowns as a senior... Hauled in six receptions four receptions for 119 yards and three TDs, while he also completed six passes, three of which were touchdowns in 2012... Coached by Bobby Estes at Woodrow Wilson HS... Selected Kansas after receiving interest from TCU, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Tulsa, Louisiana Tech and SMU... Son of Rob and Celeste Spencer.
Video Highlights // Ranked as the No. 75 prospect in New York by ESPN... Selected Second Team All-Northeast Football Conference... Recorded 26 catches for 285 yards and seven touchdowns... Ranked eighth in the NFC in receiving yards... Helped Nassau finish the 2012 season at 9-2, including 5-1 in the conference... Collected 32 receptions for 460 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman... Coached at NCC by Curtis Guilliam... Teammate of current Jayhawk offensive lineman Aslam Sterling at Nassau CC in 2011... Played in the Empire Challenge All-Star game following his senior year of high school... Played halfback, wide receiver, cornerback and returned kicks and punts at Jefferson High School under head coach Keith Merriman... Recorded 55 catches for 1,352 yards and 20 touchdowns along with 776 yards on 62 carries during high school career... Helped Jefferson to Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) Bowl division title with a 10-1 record in 2009 and a 7-3 record in 2010... Also lettered in baseball and track... Chose Kansas over offers from Connecticut, Marshall and Syracuse... Son of Dierda Best.