Kansas football: Quarterback conversation receives a new candidate, 3-star commit Conrad Hawley

The quarterback position for Kansas football is likely going to be strongly watched by fans this offseason. That conversation only gets more interesting with their latest commit, 3-star quarterback Conrad Hawley.

Kansas football has received quite a few decent recruits over the offseason so far and it’s been rather exciting watching their commitments roll out. The Jayhawks landed another surprising commitment, 3-star quarterback Conrad Hawley, who hails from Raymore, Missouri.

The quarterback position was always going to be a topic of discussion going into 2021 and this recent commitment creates a very diverse scenario for the upcoming season.

Hawley, a recent state champion at Raymore-Peculiar High School, has decided to move his talents to Kansas to start his college career. Conrad threw for over 2,700 passing yards in his senior season and collected some solid highlights along the way.

After being recruited heavily by the Jayhawks’ offensive coach Brent Dearmon, the 6′ 6” senior is committed to a rebuilding program.

So the discussion begins, Kansas has acquired some young talent and also has a promising arm in current freshman Jalon Daniels. It’s safe to assume that coaches Brent Dearmon and Les Miles will explore their options and try to find a younger guy to build a product out of.

If Kansas continues to struggle to find opportunities for our younger quarterbacks to shine, then we may have to expect Miles Kendrick to be taking snaps next season.

The good news is that with the changes coming to our roster and the consistent coaching staff coming back, we should hope for some improvement offensively. Finding a leader at quarterback is an obvious priority for this program and Daniels, Easters, and Hawley, it’s anyone’s race.