Recruiting: Carver edge rusher Khari Coleman commits to Kansas Jayhawks

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The Kansas Jayhawks continue to make a living by recruiting football talent in Louisiana, particularly the Greater New Orleans Metro area. There are currently nine players who hail from ‘the Boot’ on their roster with more potentially on the way soon.

Carver High edge Khari “Duke” Coleman gave his verbal pledge to the Jayhawks on Monday. He joins Northshore High School linebacker Kershawn Fisher among the 11 pledges so far for Kansas in the 2020 class.

Coleman considered SMU, Kansas State and Tennessee ahead of additional offers from Houston, Arkansas State, Tulane, Boston College, ULM, UL-Lafayette, La. Tech, Middle Tennessee, Navy, West Virginia, NW State, SLU, Rice, Troy, Southern Miss and South Alabama. He visited Tennessee this past weekend before ultimately deciding on the Jayhawks.

Reportedly was swayed by growing up watching Les Miles at LSU, Coleman is convinced the Mad Hatter can win at Kansas.

The Class 4A All State performer last season recorded 106 tackles in 15 for loss with six sacks along with five forced fumbles for the Rams. He also holds an impressive 3.7 GPA.

The 6-foot-2, 212 pound Coleman explodes off the edge as a pass rusher and plays fast with a hot motor. He has good upside since he is extremely athletic and already displays an impressive swim move. Coleman keeps his balance and does not get tangled with blockers often.

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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