December 1, 2012; Morgantown, WV, USA; Kansas Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis reacts on the sidelines against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the third quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium. The West Virginia Mountaineers won 59-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Recruiting: Kansas Football Signs Seven Players

The Kansas football team signed three players over the last 24 hours in Kevin Short, Rodriguez Coleman and Ishmael Hyman. These three signings follow, Thursdays signing of offensive lineman Mike Smithburg. Previously this week, Kansas also signed Marquel Combs, Zach Fondal, Cassius Sendish and Isaiah Johnson.

Short comes in as a former junior college football player. He recently was named NJCAA All-American. The 6-2 cornerback will instantly battle for time in Kansas’s secondary. Coleman is another junior college player who chose Kansas over Kansas State. The 6-3 wide receiver has tons of talent and like Short will battle for instant playing time. Hyman, is another wide receiver who can jump in and contribute immediately. Hyman scored 10 touchdowns this year while playing high school football in New Jersey.

Smithburg, and Fondal were all offensive lineman previously at the junior college level, while Combs competed as a defensive tackle. Smithburg, starred as an offensive guard for NJCAA champion Iowa Western Reivers. Smithburg turned down Illinois to sign with Kansas. Fondal, signed with Kansas out of Navarro Junior College in Texas. The offensive tackle signed with Kansas over Texas Tech and Arkansas. Combs, signed with Kansas as a huge recruit. He is a four-star defensive tackle, out of Pierce Community College in Woodland, California. The defensive tackle signed with Kansas over Kansas State, Oregon State, Baylor, Michigan State and many other schools interested in his services.

Johnson led the NJCAA in interceptions this season as a safety for Iowa Western. The 6-1 safety from Arizona Western

poses a 4.5 speed and is known as a ball-hawk. Sendish, is another guy who will bolster Kansas’s secondary. Sendish encompasses a 4.5 speed and chose Kansas over Kansas State, Iowa State and Indiana.


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