Before this week, KU's recruiting class was really too small to be ranked. But with the addition of Darrell Arthur, that has changed. I'll let Dave Telep tell you about that:
Typically, it's extremely difficult to create a Top 25 recruiting class during the spring signing period. When it happens, the circumstances tend to be extraordinary and that's what took place in Lawrence, Kan., this week.
During the fall period, the Jayhawks signed all-american point guard Sherron Collins. They also bolstered their backcourt with the addition of post-graduate Brady Morningstar, a Top 25 prep school player whose father attended KU.
On Tuesday, the Jayhawks hit the homerun in the form of 6-foot-9 post Darrell Arthur. The Dallas (Tex.) South Oak Cliff two-time state champion picked KU and in the process gave Bill Self a pair of elite players. Arthur is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 2 power forward in American and Collins trails only UNC recruit Tywon Lawson in the point guard rankings.
Add up the 3-man class and you have what appears to be America's 4th most powerful recruiting haul
Over the last 4 years, KU has had the 3rd, 4th, 1st and now 4th best recruiting classes, respectively. We should make some noise based on that fact alone this year.