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Kansas Football: Class of 2022 Early Signing Day Tracker

NCAA Football: South Dakota at Kansas

Kaleb Purdy led the recruiting haul signed by the Kansas Jayhawks during the opening day of the early signing period for the 2022 football recruiting class.

The Jayhawks landed a group of three-star recruits, as rated by Purdy, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound safety from DeSmet High School in St. Louis, Missouri, settled on Kansas after considering Kansas State, Iowa State, Michigan, Missouri and Missouri before settling on the Jayhawks.

The Jayhawks also snagged a potential future offensive lineman in Southlake Carroll (Carroll, Texas) lineman Joe Baker. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder considered Colgate and Colorado State before committing to Kansas.


Kansas has a smaller class, but that’s because Lance Leipold’s staff has hit the transfer portal hard, adding three Big Ten players in the last week.

The Jayhawks finished 2-10 on the season Leipold, who is in his first year on the job. He didn’t take over as head coach until May, so this is his first recruiting class. The highlight of the season for the Jayhawks was their overtime win over Texas in Austin, snapping one of the longest conference road-loss streaks in the country.

2022 Kansas Early Signing Class

Class listed by player ranking

Three-Star Players

S Kaleb Purdy, DeSmet (Saint Louis, MO), 5-foot-10, 170 pounds

OT Joe Baker, Southlake Carroll (Southlake, TX), 6-foot-4, 250 pounds

OT James Livingston, Dexter (Dexter, MI), 6-foot-7, 275 pounds

QB Ethan Vasko (Chesapeake, VA), 6-foot-3, 180 pounds

TE Tevita Noa, Snow College (Ephraim, UT), 6-foot-3, 250 pounds

ATH Mason Ellis (Mulvane, KS), 6-foot-2, 188 pounds

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