Kansas football: Pair of Jayhawk wide receivers announce return for 2024 season

Kansas will return its top two wideouts for their final year of eligibility

Dec 26, 2023; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Kansas Jayhawks wide receiver Luke Grimm (11) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Dec 26, 2023; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Kansas Jayhawks wide receiver Luke Grimm (11) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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In Kansas football's win over UNLV in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, Lawrence Arnold and Luke Grimm combined for 292 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 10 catches. The Jayhawk faithful can expect more of that in 2024.

According to each player's X (formerly Twitter) account, they are both returning to finish off their collegiate careers with the Jayhawks. They created the posts just three hours apart from each other.

LJ Arnold, the big-bodied receiver from DeSoto, Texas, is KU's true "WR1." He led the team in receiving yards in 2022 and 2023 and caught 44 passes in each of those years. The redshirt senior should be Jalon Daniels' top target when the next campaign commences.

Once a transfer portal entry himself in 2022, Arnold surprised fans by withdrawing his name and returning to Kansas. Now, he once again comes back to KU and will have spent five seasons in Lawrence.

Grimm has also been a vital part of the Kansas football rebuild, totaling 85 receptions, 1,178 yards, and 12 scores over the past two seasons. He arrived on campus at the same time Arnold did, and both players have learned and grown together.

The announcement from these two players is massive news for an offense that is getting back Devin Neal and its superstar quarterback. Lance Leipold and his coaching staff have done a terrific job fending off powerhouse programs from the top talent on his roster.

More Kansas football transfer portal reports

Offensive guard Spencer Lovell entered the portal as a grad transfer yesterday. He played 26 offensive snaps in five games and played with the special teams unit. The former Arizona State and Cal lineman will look for his fourth home in his seventh and final year of college football. This news came out one day after starting left guard Ar'maj Reed-Adams hit the portal too.

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