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KU football gets three commits, moves to 12th in 2018 recruiting rankings

Kansas football coach David Beaty
Kansas football coach David Beaty jledford@kcstar.com

The Kansas football team had a productive Sunday in recruiting, picking up three oral commitments from defensive linemen.

High school prospect Josh Smith and junior-college teammates Jonathan Lolohea and Charles Cameron gave their pledges to coach David Beaty on Sunday, moving the Jayhawks to 12th in the 2018 Rivals team recruiting rankings.

Smith, a 6-foot-4, 247-pound defensive end, is a three-star recruit and is ranked the 14th-best player in Louisiana. He’s the third player in the class who chose the Jayhawks from Landry-Walker in New Orleans — the same high school where KU safety Mike Lee played.

The 6-foot-3, 305-pound Lolohea (three stars) and 6-foot-3, 290-pound Cameron (two stars) both play defensive tackle for Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) Community College. Lolohea had offers from TCU, Kansas State and Louisville among others, while Cameron’s list included Colorado, Louisville and Southern Miss.

KU now has commitments from one five-star, one four-star and nine three-star prospects in its 13-player recruiting class for next season.

Jesse Newell: 816-234-4759, @jessenewell

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