KU hires Emmett Jones, gets commitment from top JUCO QB

Pittsburgh quarterback Thomas MacVittie (7) warms up before the annual Pittsburgh Spring NCAA football scrimmage, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas football had plenty of new additions to address on Tuesday.

First, KU officially announced its hire of Emmett Jones as wide receivers coach. Jones comes from Texas Tech, where he spent three seasons.

"The players he has worked with have really flourished under his guidance," Kansas head coach Les Miles said in a release. "He has developed them to have highly productive careers in college and also to go on to find success at the next level. His familiarity with the Big 12 landscape will also help us greatly in recruiting."

Multiple receivers to receive NFL opportunities played under Jones in Lubbock. They include Dylan Cantrell and Keke Coutee. He's also coached productive college wideouts like T.J. Vasher and Antoine Wesley, who was named an All-Big 12 First Team player by the Associated Press.

Maybe Jones will see Thomas MacVittie throwing to his wide receivers in Lawrence. MacVittie, who is the top-rated junior college quarterback in the country for the class of 2019 according to 247Sports.com, announced his verbal commitment to the Jayhawks on Tuesday.

"I am ready to join the Kansas family and win a Big XII title," MacVittie wrote in a screenshotted message that he posted to Twitter on Tuesday.

MacVittie started his collegiate career at Pittsburgh. He will have two years of eligibility left and is the only quarterback commitment for KU's class of 2019.