As a program, Kansas football currently rank at 67th place in the Rivals’ Team rankings, the same place as their in-state rival Kansas State.
The Jayhawks’ recruiting class consisted of 19 players, 14 reigning from high school and five coming out of Junior College. On National Signing Day, Kansas snagged nine recruits, including four-star weakside defensive end, Steven Parker.
Parker was originally committed to Texas Tech but after the firing of Kliff Kingsbury, he decommitted and eventually committed to Kansas. The bulk of Parker’s recruiting was done by wide receivers coach Emmett Jones, the former wide receivers coach for Texas Tech.