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Kansas Football Adds Third Big Ten Transfer in a Week

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Kansas head coach Lance Leipold has been on a tear in the transfer portal, especially in Big 10 country. Over the span of the last seven days, Leipold and staff have landed Nebraska running back Sevion Morrison, Michigan State defensive back Kalon Gervin and now they have added Ohio State transfer linebacker/safety Craig Young.

Young, a redshirt sophomore, will have three years of eligibility left if he chooses to use his extra year granted by COVID-19. He played in 26 games over three years with the Buckeyes, including all 12 games of the 2021 season.


Young was ranked as the No. 34 athlete in the country in 247Sports 2019 class, and could absolutely fly at 6’3″ 200lb. During his junior year of high school, Young showed off his track speed during the 100-meter (10.7) and 200-meter (22.43) races, and that speed translates to the football field.

In addition to Young, Kansas is also poaching defensive players from a future member of the Big 12. UCF linebacker Eriq Gilyard announced on Tuesday that he intends to transfer to play for Leipold and the Jayhawks. As a two-year starter, Gilyard recorded 199 tackles in his career as a Golden Knight. Gilyard has two years of eligibility remaining if he chooses to use his extra year of eligibility.

Kansas is starting to build a roster that could make some noise in the Big 12, and they are using the transfer portal to do it. It looks like Leipold has reinvigorated the Kansas program and it will be fun to see where he can take them in his second year.

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