Top-40 TE prospect Linkon Cure visits Kansas football, meets with Lance Leipold

The highly touted tight end has visited KU multiple times now
Kansas head coach Lance Leipold watches his players and coaches work during a team practice Tuesday
Kansas head coach Lance Leipold watches his players and coaches work during a team practice Tuesday / Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal / USA

Lance Leipold assembled the highest-rated recruiting class in Kansas football history this offseason. The Jayhawks managed to hold on to each of their initial commits, avoiding any flips after a terrific 2023 season. KU is in line to finish with another impressive class next year.

In addition to landing 3-star prospects Malachi Curvey and David McComb, the coaching staff is pursuing the top-rated player in Kansas. Linkon Cure, who attends Goodland High School, recently visited the KU campus again unofficially. He is a 6-foot-6, 220-pound tight end who is ranked No. 1 in the state.

On his latest trip to Lawrence, Cure met with AD Travis Goff, chancellor Dr. Doug Girod, and Leipold. He also continued to speak with newly hired OC Jeff Grimes, who replaced Andy Kotelnicki when he departed for the Penn State job. Cure spoke to Jayhawk Slant in an interview about his relationship with Grimes.

"It's been awesome. I love him as a coach and as a person. Sitting in those position meetings, too, and then that practice I love the way he coaches. He's really an all-out great person. We have a great relationship, so I'm really excited to further that even more."

Linkon Cure to Jayhawk Slant

Although he splits time at wide receiver and tight end in high school, Cure projects to be a tight end in college ball. He is an athletic player for his size, participating in basketball and track, and runs crisp routes on the field. You can watch his junior season Hudl here.

After visiting Kansas again, he plans to take trips to Kansas State next weekend. He has seen schools such as Texas A&M, Penn State, and Miami (FL), and holds offers from some of the best programs in the country.

Cure currently holds three crystal balls on 247 Sports to Kansas State, a school that has excelled at in-state recruiting. The Jayhawks still have a long way to go to catch up on the recruiting trail, but it is encouraging to see the close contact between KU and some of the best local prospects.