Kansas football boosts 2025 recruiting class with Jayhawks offensive line commitment

Freshly hired OL coach Daryl Agpalsa landed his first commitment since arriving in Lawrence
Kansas offensive line coach Daryl Agpalsa talks with players during a team practice Tuesday
Kansas offensive line coach Daryl Agpalsa talks with players during a team practice Tuesday / Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal / USA

After a 9-4 finish to the 2023 season, the Kansas football program put together its best recruiting class in the rankings era this year. As the Jayhawks continue to improve their product on the field, more and more recruits are taking notice of Lance Leipold and the newfound culture in Lawrence.

While the 2025 recruiting cycle is not in full swing yet, the coaching staff has stayed relatively active. Now that spring practices are over, Leipold and Co. have had more time to focus on making visits. Yesterday, Kansas landed its third commitment in the upcoming graduating year in OL Anderson Kopp.

Jayhawks land third Kansas football recruit of 2025 high school class

Kopp, a 6-foot-3, 275-pound guard from Phoenix, announced his intentions to play at KU. The Brophy College Preperatory junior recently took an unofficial visit and decided it was the right school for him. He is following in his father Kevin's footsteps, as he competed with the Jayhawks on the defensive line from 1993-1996.

It was the first OL commitment Kansas has received since hiring Daryl Agpalsa as the new position coach. He coached alongside Leipold at UW-Whitewater and Buffalo from 2012-2018 and made his way back several years later. Agpalsa was the replacement for former KU assistant Scott Fuchs, who took a coaching role with the Tennessee Titans this offseason.

In an interview with Jayhawk Slant, Kopp spoke about why he chose Kansas. He also talked about his relationship with Agpalsa.

"I liked the way he coaches his players and the way he communicates to them, and how he explains everything. To see that, it helped a bunch."

Anderson Kopp

Kopp chose KU football over teams such as Iowa State, Memphis, and Bowling Green. He was offered a scholarship in February after his strong junior year. On 247 Sports, Kopp is ranked the No. 1,053 player in the country and the No. 76 interior lineman. He joins QB commit David McComb and LB Malachi Curvey as one of the three commits in the 2025 class.

Here is the scouting report Greg Biggins provided him:

"Kopp is one of the more versatile offensive linemen out West, capable of playing just about anywhere along the line. He has played center, guard and tackle but projects best as an interior lineman and we like him a lot as a future center because of his smarts, feet and toughness. Coming out of Brophy, a program known for producing high end linemen, you know two things, Kopp will be well coached and very physical. He’s a plus athlete who can get out on sweeps and pulls and has no issues getting to the second level. He’s physical at the point of attack and can bury an opposing lineman or linebacker. He always looks on-balance, moves exceptionally well laterally and has the ability to reach block and recover on a lineman where it looks like he has no chance to get to them. He has just the right amount of nastiness to survive and excel in the trenches as well but it’s a controlled aggression. He’s a smart, disciplined player and has all the tools to be an impact player at the Power 4 level."

Greg Biggins