Kansas football needs defensive support from Jalon Peoples

A Kansas football player holds his helmet at Memorial Stadium on September 21, 2019. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
A Kansas football player holds his helmet at Memorial Stadium on September 21, 2019. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /

Kansas football 2022 prospect Jalon Peoples has made his visit to Lawrence, taking a gander at what head coach Lance Leipold is working towards for his upcoming inaugural season.

As the college football world returns to normalcy, the Jayhawks should expect quite a few visits from potential additions. However, Peoples is a promising, three-star target with competitive offers from Baylor, Texas Tech, Iowa, and SMU.

His recent stop at KU has gone seemingly well, and his Crystal Ball Prediction from 247 Sports is another positive sign for the Jayhawks’ defense. With his decision date slated for June 28th, it appears Kansas is being strongly considered by Peoples.


Both cornerbacks coach Chevis Jackson and wide receivers coach Emmett Jones have been attentively recruiting Peoples since landing an offer from the Kansas program. The Jayhawks’ defense will be making different efforts this fall, under leadership from new defensive coordinator Brian Borland.

This past Sunday, Kansas lost support from standout cornerback Karon Prunty, as the Virginia-native announced his decision to enter the transfer portal after only one season with the Jayhawks.

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Peoples may be an option to give the position group another young, talented player. He will be coming off an impressive junior season that included 12 solo tackles and an interception.

A peek at his highlights features consistent coverage from the defender, stopping receivers from finding reads downfield. He has a talent for tracking down routes, which is a major plus at the high-school level.

Even if Kansas were to land Peoples on June 28th, there’s still a season to be played. Former head coach Les Miles lost a few high-profiled recruits during his winless and final season with the Jayhawks. It will be important for Coach Leipold to make a good impression during his first year, sustaining the interest of recruits throughout the upcoming season.

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