University of Kansas

Kansas lands verbal commitment from two-star quarterback Carter Stanley from Florida

Kansas football coach David Beaty landed a commitment from a high school quarterback this weekend, adding another body and some intrigue to the KU quarterback position.

Carter Stanley, a 6-foot-2 quarterback from Vero Beach, Fla., committed to Kansas on Sunday. He is a two-star recruit, according to Rivals.com, and also had a scholarship offer from Connecticut.

Stanley is the second quarterback in the 2015 class to verbally commit to Kansas. Bishop Miege quarterback Ryan Willis committed to then-Kansas coach Charlie Weis and stuck to his word after Weis was fired and KU hired Beaty in early December.

The Jayhawks have four other quarterbacks on the roster: Michael Cummings will be a senior after finishing last season as a starter, while former starter Montell Cozart is entering his junior season. Former UCLA transfer T.J. Millweard will be a junior, while Jordan Darling, a Shawnee Mission East graduate, has not played in two years in the program.

Stanley, according to Rivals.com, chose Kansas after a brief recruitment that included assistant coach Kevin Kane, offensive coordinator Rob Likens and Beaty.

“Everything was rapid,” Stanley told Rivals.com. “They are running the same type of offense that I did at our high school. I was excited when it happened.”

During his senior season, Stanley threw for 3,070 yards, 40 touchdowns and just seven interceptions for Vero Beach, which is located about 100 miles southwest of Orlando in Florida’s Treasure Coast area. Stanley also ran for close to 600 yards and seven touchdowns, according to Rivals.com.

To reach Rustin Dodd, call 816-234-4937 or send email to rdodd@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rustindodd.

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