The Kansas Jayhawks are one of the surprises of the college football season with a 5-0 win over Iowa State.

The rapid success they had with Lance Leipold.

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The current class has only nine commitments, but those who have agreed confirm their trust in the staff and program.

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“I think they played very well in all aspects of the game for five weeks,” the defensive line commit says. Blake Herold. “The team really showed what they are capable of on both sides.”

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Herald, 6’4″, 245 lbs senior from Shenandoah, Iowa, taken in July.

“I have been in awe of Kansas ever since I visited the camp,” he said. “Leipold and the staff have changed the culture and I’m ready to be part of the KU culture.”

Bellevue (Nebraska) Western junior quarterback Daniel Kalin has ten scholarship offers, most of which are Power Five schools. He visited the Jayhawks early in the season.

“They played really well,” Kalin said. “Their attack was interesting to watch and really productive. Also, the way the fans have received the team with the success they are experiencing definitely increases my interest. Coach Leipold is doing an incredible job and it’s impressive how quickly he got the team working, you can tell he’s building a positive culture.”

Trey Ridleyone of the top juniors in the Jayhawks’ home state, also noticed the team’s improvement.

“I think Kansas played great, they seem to have a good team that comes together and together,” Blue Valley Northwest safety said. “For me, the interest in school is related to relationships, so it’s really nice to see how the state in which I live wins and grows.”

On Saturday, the Jayhawks will host the 17th TCU.