TE, 6-5, 250, Bentonville, Ark. (Bentonville HS)
Kraus was given three stars by ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. Rivals ranked him as the No. 7 prospect from Arkansas, and ESPN ranked him eighth in Arkansas and the nation’s No. 31 tight end. He was also named to the Hawgs247 all-state team for the Class of 2014. Kraus helped lead Bentonville to three straight 7A state championship games. In 2013, he caught 12 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns while grading at 84% blocking and registering 40 knockdown blocks for the state championship team that finished 11-2. Kraus caught 19 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns and had 72 knockdown blocks during his junior year. He recorded 112 receiving yards, one touchdown and 42 knockdowns during his sophomore year. He led the Tigers to a 36-4 record over his three years. He was an honor-roll student all four years and also played basketball while volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of Bentonville. He was coached at Bentonville by Barry Lunney Sr. Kraus committed to Arkansas following his junior season.