ESPN.com just released their final 2018 top 100 recruiting rankings, and Kansas Jayhawks fans should be excited with what they see.
The Jayhawks have three players in the top 25, led by five-star guard Quentin Grimes as the No. 8 overall prospect in the 2018 recruiting class. Point guard Devon Dotson comes in at No. 22, and 6-foot-10 center David McCormack follows right behind him at No. 25.
In addition, five-star New Albany, Indiana guard Romeo Langford, who some are predicting will suit up for the Jayhawks in the fall, is listed as the No. 5 prospect in the country. Kansas already has ESPN’s sixth-best recruiting class without him, and getting Langford would crown one of Bill Self’s best groups of talent ever.
An embarrassment of riches
For now, Grimes is Kansas’ top recruit, and he appears to be on his way to stardom. Grimes is a consensus five-star recruit whose ability to get buckets is already drawing rave reviews. On Tuesday, ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi named him one of the best pure scorers in the country.
Best Bucket getters in 2018.🏀
RJ Barrett- Duke
Cam Reddish -Duke
Romeo Langford undecided
Quentin Grimes -KU
Louis King -Oregon
Kevin Porter -USC
Will Richardson -Oregon
Javonte Smart- LSU
Jalen Carey -Cuse
Talen Horton-Tucker ISU
— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) April 17, 2018
Biancardi also named Dotson, a dynamic point guard from Charlotte, one of the best drivers and passers in the country. In addition, he ranked the imposing center McCormack as the fourth-best rebounder in the 2018 class.
Adding Langford would spring Kansas even further towards the top of the team rankings, currently occupied by Duke. Langford is expected to commit on April 30, and will choose between Kansas, Vanderbilt and Indiana.