Les Miles' first Kansas recruiting class on pace to be historic, but not in a good way
While at LSU, Les Miles was able to put together some talented recruiting classes and sign some big-time players.
However, now that the Mad Hatter has the Kansas job, he needs to adjust his expectations. During the early signing period so far, Kansas has only signed nine players to letters of intent after missing out on 4-star LB Donte Starks and other top recruits.
Now, as Miles and his new staff struggle to find players to fill their 2019 class, he’s on the verge of making Kansas history — and not in a good way.
Per the 247Sports composite rankings, the Jayhawks currently have the No. 115 rated class in the country (as of midday Friday). Since 2000 (when 247Sports started its composite rankings), the Jayhawks have never finished lower than No. 81 overall.
To be fair, this is mostly an issue of quantity, not quality. The guys the Jayhawks are signing are right in line with the talent they normally get (if not slightly better), however, there just aren’t enough of them right now.
New coaching staffs usually struggle in the short window they have to recruit after landing the job, but Miles’ struggles could set the table for disaster in his first season at the helm of the Kansas program.