Last year the Sunflower State only had nine players sign DI scholarships. The 2014 class looks to top the double digit mark this year. NUC alum Peyton Newell leads the way for Kansas using his brute strength to demolish opponents. He is followed by athletic vertical threat Deandre Goolsby. Rounding out the top three is huge offensive guard Braden Smith a true mauler. The Kansas state rankings will be updated two more times before signing day 2014.
1. Peyton Newell*, DL, Hiawatha, KS
Newell recorded 37 TFL's and ten sacks in 2012.
2. Deandre Goolsby, TE, Derby, KS
Goolsby caught 42 passes for 605 yards and 11 scores in 2012.
3. Braden Smith, OL, Olathe South, KS
This huge offensive guard also had 26 tackles.
4. Traevohn Wrench, RB, Gardner-Edgerton, KS
Wrench ran for 2,269 yards and 25 scores.
5. Fred Wyatt, DL, Free State, KS
Wyatt helped team win the Sunflower District Championship.
6. Andre Maloney, DB, Shawnee Mission West, KS
Maloney guided team to Kansas 6A State Championship.
7. Dimonic McKinzy, ATH, Wyanotte, KS
This two way star led team in several offensive and defensive categories.
8. Deron Thompson*, RB, Northwest, KS
Thompson ran for 1,482 yards and 15 scores in 2012.
9. Landon Root, QB, Collegiate, KS
Root accounted for 2,212 yards and 29 scores.
10. Austin Chambers*, OL, Shawnee Mission West, KS
Chambers was named Second Team All-Conference.