David Beaty and Kansas football added another piece to an impressive 2018 recruiting class on Tuesday.
The Jayhawks received a commitment from three-star defensive end Miles Emery, according to Jayhawk Slant. The 6-foot-5, 235-pounder form Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, Kan., picked Kansas over offers from Iowa State, Louisville and Oklahoma. He also visited Texas in late March but has not yet received an offer from the Longhorns.
Emery is Rivals' 17th-ranked defensive end prospect in the nation and second-ranked recruit in Kansas, sitting only behind dual-threat quarterback Jace Ruder from Norton. He is the 10th member of the nation's 19th-ranked class headlined by five-star receiver Devonta Jason and four-star defensive back Corione Harris.
"I get off the line pretty fast on the edge against the O-linemen," Emery told Scout in April. "I use my hands well to get off of them and go make a play on the quarterback. I have watched a lot of videos on Khalil Mack and watched him get off the line as a linebacker slash defensive end, and I try to model my game after him getting off the line sometimes."
It's a big win for a program that lost another local defensive end standout to the Sooners two years ago. Four-star recruit Armani Bledsoe from Lawrence High School picked Oklahoma over Kansas in 2016.
Here's a look at the Jayhawks' newest commit: