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Beaty hauls in impressive walk-on class

Josh Stanford could make an immediate impact at wide receiver
Kansas head coach David Beaty said one of the things he and his staff needed to do to build the program was find quality walk on players.
After making calls over the summer and tracking players we have confirmed several prospects who will report to Lawrence as walk-ons for the beginning of fall.
The roster will certainly look different than what many expected heading into fall camp. There is a good chance many of these players will have a chance to earn a scholarship with their performance in fall camp.
Here is a look at the players we have confirmed that will arrive in fall camp from a group that are classified as walk-ons:
OL- Larry Hughes, 6-6, 275, Creekview, Tex. Hughes had offers from North Texas and UTEP coming out of high school. At 6-foot-6, 270 he has the frame and upside to factor in soon. He signed with Trinity Valley but wanted to go to a Power Five. VIDEO
OL- Jackson Jenkins, 6-4, 300, Bishop Miege. Jenkins was an honorable mention EKL lineman. VIDEO
OL- Hunter Saulsbury, 6-3, 280, BV West. He was a first team All EKL pick and played both ways. Saulsbury had several D1 offers at the high 1AA level. He is one of the players we've heard strong reviews about over the summer. VIDEO
OL- Mesa (Joe) Ribordy, 6-5, 250 Louisburg. Might be one of the biggest steals in Kansas walk ons. At 6-foot-5, 250 he also played basketball and threw the javelin. Lined up at TE and showed good athleticism. Future is at tackle. VIDEO
OL- Beau Lawrence, 6-4, 295, BV Southwest. He was an honorable mention OL in the EKL. His uncle David played at Kansas and is part of the KU football broadcast team. VIDEO
WR- Chris Bell, 5-10, 175 The Woodlands, Tex. Played outside receiver for a strong high school program. He was a two-year starter. VIDEO
WR- Eric Rivers, 5-9, 180, Bowie HS, Tex. Rivers came out of Bowie in the 2013 class and had offers from Wake Forest and Iowa State. As a senior had 55 catches for 850 yards. One of the connections is likely Kenny Perry who coached him at Bowie and son Keaton was a quarterback there. VIDEO
WR- Deante Ford, 5-10, 160, Ridge Point, Tex. Ford was a speedster who was a first team all-district selection. Had 870 yards receiving and 8 TD. Was also a track standout for Ridge Point. VIDEO
WR- LaQuivionte Gonzalez, 5-10, 170, from Texas A&M. Was a four star recruit and the nation's 13th rated receiver in 2013. He's an explosive receiver. He caught 21 passes at Texas A&M as a true freshman. Gonzalez is already on scholarship. Texas A&M VIDEO
WR- Josh Stanford, 6-1, 200, from Virginia Tech. Stanford chose Virginia Tech over UCLA coming out of high school. He was an honorable mention All-American as a freshman. He holds freshman records at the school. He had 40 catches and 640 yards his freshman year. He was limited by injuries this past season. Virginia Tech VIDEO
WR- Quincey Perdue, 6-2, 210, from UAB. Big, strong receiver. Hauled in a long touchdown catch against Mississippi State. When he decided to transfer several schools including Mississippi State, Troy, and SMU pursued him. TD catch Miss State....High School VIDEO
QB- Deondre Ford, 6-3, 210, Dodge City CC. An athletic QB who got a late offer from North Texas. He threw for 2826 yards last season at Dodge City. VIDEO
LB- Kendall Duckworth, 6-1, 210, Lely HS, FL. Was selected to the Offense-Defense All American Game. Had 82 tackles and 14 for a loss. Was a first team all-district linebacker. Had offers from Michigan State and Florida International. He was a late high school qualifier. VIDEO
LB- Marcquis Roberts, 6-2, 215, from South Carolina. He started 14 games over the last two years for the Gamecocks. His style of play in the open field is suited for Big 12 play. South Carolina VIDEO
LB- Jacob Davis, 6-3, 245, from North Dakota State. Davis was an all-state performer at Wichita Northwest. He signed with North Dakota State in 2012. VIDEO
DL- Mazin Aql, 6-2, 235, Blue Valley HS. Aql was a first team EKL selection. He has 90 tackles and seven for a loss from his defensive end spot. VIDEO
DL- Taylor Stine, 6-1, 265, Dallas Jesuit, Tex. Stine had an injury that kept him out of his junior season most of the year. He was selected to the USA Football 18-under team. Showed good ability to get off the ball on film VIDEO
DL- Jason Nix, 6-2, 240, Rockhurst signed with Army. Nix is an explosive athlete who signed with Army after getting D1 looks. Saw him play several times and he is quick off the edge. VIDEO
DL/LB- Hudson Hall, 6-2, 225, Westlake, Tex. Was voted the district 14-6A defensive player of the year. He had an offer to San Diego State. VIDEO
DB- Nick Gadwood, 6-0, 205, St. Thomas Aquinas. He was a first team all-state selection by Kansas HS coaches association. VIDEO
DB- Mason Ramirez, 5-11, 205, Round Rock, Tex. He had 124 tackles and seven interceptions. He was a first team All Central Texas pick. VIDEO
DB- Hunter January, 6-3, 175, McGregor, Tex. Was a four sport athlete in football, basketball, baseball and golf. He was all district as a QB but will likely play defense. Was also all district in basketball and baseball. He ranked ninth in his class in GPA. VIDEO
K- Nick Bartolotta, 5-9, 195, Western Michigan from College of DuPage (ILL) He is the nation's second rated junior college kicker. VIDEO
P- Ruben Guzman, from Hawaii. Guzman punted in six games for Hawaii. His best game was against Oregon State where he averaged 43 yards on five punts. He averaged 42 yards a punt for Riverside College and was rated the 5th best juco punter by Chris Sailer. Hawaii VIDEO
Note: Heights and weights were taken from notes and information we gathered recently. It may not match the exact information on the KU official roster