The outlook of the Kansas football program is as gloomy as it has ever been. With just three wins the past three seasons, the Jayhawks are looking for a culture change and coach David Beaty seems to think he may have found a way to survive in the very talented Big 12. Through the junior college system, he has been able to beef up his defensive line with two other defensive ends, Foster Dixson (West Los Angeles Community College) and Najee Stevens-McKenzie (ASA-College) and a tackle, Charles Cole (Butler C.C.) in the 2018 class, and he isn’t done yet, as three-star JUCO DE Azur Kamara committed to Kansas earlier today.
— Azur Kamara (@kingAzur_) December 19, 2017
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The Kansas Jayhawks now have 15 commits in their 2018 class and five defensive lineman (Kamara, Foster Dickson, Charles Cole, Miles Emery and Najee Stevens-McHenry), all but one of whom (Emery) come from a Junior College. According to 247Sports, Kansas’ class now ranks 60th nationally and ninth in the conference, as the Jayhawks jumped more than 20 spots today with their three new additions today.
Kamara, an Arizona Western College product, held offers from Florida State, Louisville, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss, among others, but despite that impressive list, a visit to Kansas on December 8th ultimately sealed Kamara to Lawrence. During his time this season with Arizona Western College, Kamara racked up 8 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss, including 2 forced fumbles, and is considered to be one of the nation’s top JUCO linemen.
The 6-6, 235 pound product is an absolute force on the field. He uses his raw strength to overpower opposing offensive tackles, and combines it with great finishing speed to harass the quarterback. He has nice closing speed, and a level of explosiveness rarely seen on the defensive line. He’s not great against the run, but when it comes to disrupting plays, there aren’t many in the country better than Kamara. It seems that Kansas may have picked up a game changer, that will likely produce for them as soon as he gets on campus.