Kansas coach Charlie Weis is spending most of this week on the road, making one last recruiting effort as signing day approaches on Feb. 5.
On Thursday, he landed a big one.
D.J. Williams, a three-star defensive tackle from Lufkin High School in Texas, picked Kansas over offers from Oklahoma, Missouri, Houston, Miami and others, according to Rivals. Williams, 6 feet 3 and 270 pounds, is rated as the 75th-best prospect in Texas, according to Rivals.
“I chose Kansas because I felt they showed the most interest,” Williams told Rivals.com. “I really like the school and my visit. I think I can go in and play and make a strong contribution if I work hard.”
KU now has 18 members in its 2014 class.
Earlier this week, Josh Ehambe, a two-star linebacker from Arlington, Texas, made a verbal commitment to KU. Ehambe also had offers from Washington State, Colorado State, SMU, Louisiana Tech and others. And last weekend, KU landed two other players: Derrick Neal, a three-star receiver/defensive back, and junior college defensive end Kapil Fletcher of Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif.
Neal, a senior at Lincoln High School, was previously committed to Texas Tech before deciding to play college basketball at Texas-Arlington with his brother. Fletcher, 6-4 and 255 pounds, had offers from Colorado, Hawaii and Mississippi State, among others.
Also Thursday, Weis announced that former Florida tight end Kent Taylor had signed a grant in aid to attend KU. Taylor, who sat out the 2013 season, said in December that he would transfer and play for the Jayhawks.
Taylor was the top-ranked tight end prospect by Rivals in 2012 and played in six games as a freshman for the Gators.