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

Kansas Football Recruiting: What Went Right on Signing Day

The Kansas Jayhawks football team finished 1-11 last season, yet brought in a great haul through recruiting today. Head coach Charlie Weis signed the final 16 prospects today after 10 already signed in December for the program. The recruiting class has been viewed as one of the top 25 classes nationally by some recruiting pundits. Here is a look at some of the bigger names signed on the list.

Marquel Combs: This four-star recruit will instantly shore up the defensive line for the team. Combs, is a four-star recruit who chose the Jayhawks over 49 other teams who offered a scholarship from Pierce Community College. Kansas State was amongst the teams who offered.

Chris Martin: Another four-star defensive lineman,who played at Florida, while Weis was there. Martin, is from the City College of San Francisco. He had other offers from Nebraska, and Houston along with other schools.

A big group of three-stars then followed the defensive lineman duo. The group’s headliners include: Mike Smithburg, who starred as an offensive lineman for Iowa Western Community College. Smithburg, can play all positions on the line.

Isaiah Johnson: Another JUCO guy, Johnson led the junior college ranks last season in interceptions with eight. His junior college, Iowa Western Community College won the junior college title. Johnson, is a high-powered safety who will instantly help bolster the secondary.

Montell Cozart and Jordan Darling: The two quarterback prospects signed by Weis. Each have their own set of qualities, as Darling is more of the standard quarterback, and Cozart counters as a more mobile guy.

Here is a look at a couple strong wide receivers, Weis signed:

Rodriguez Coleman: Wide out from Garden City Community College, Coleman led his conference last year in receptions and yards. Signed with the Jayhawks, over Cincinnati along with other prospects.

Ishmael Hyman: Another three star receiver, Hyman has the potential to be one of the quickest players ever at Kansas. He chose the Jayhawks over Purdue, Rutgers and Syracuse.

Linebackers signed include Samson Faifilli, who chose the Jayhawks over Oregon State, Hawaii, and Iowa State. Faifilli, is a three-star player who is from American River Community College.

Marcus Jenkins-Moore: Another linebacker and a three-star player. Moore, is from Pierce Community College, and will come in and play. Moore, chose the Jayhawks over Kansas State, Arkansas and Texas Tech.

Colton Goeas: A high school linebacker, Goeas is another three-star player. He chose the Jayhawks over Tennessee and UCLA. Goeas, is from St. Louis High in Hawaii.

 

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