Campus Corner

KU football addresses needs in receiving corps, secondary

Updated: 2012-12-15T04:40:17Z


Kansas City Star

Another day, another three commitments for the Kansas football program. KU coach Charlie Weis landed two receivers and a cornerback on Friday, addressing two key areas of need following a 1-11 record in his first season in Lawrence.

Rodriguez Coleman, a receiver at Garden City Community College, and Kevin Short, a cornerback from Fort Scott Community College, both made their commitments public on Friday morning.

Coleman, 6-3 and 185 pounds, led the Jayhawk Conference with 64 catches for 973 yards, while Short, 6-2 and 185 pounds, was an NJCAA All-American while setting the career mark for interceptions at Fort Scott.

Later on Friday, Ismael Hyman, a 6-0, 170-pound high school receiver from Holmdel, New Jersey, committed to the Jayhawks, via his Twitter account. Hyman will sign with Kansas in February, according to

KU now has 22 commitments in its 2013 class, including 15 from the JUCO ranks, according to Rivals. 

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