We knew it would be a challenge for coach David Beaty to hold on to the number of Louisiana recruits the Jayhawks have landed in the last week or so, and it looks like at least one recruit is second-guessing his decision.
Four-Star wide receiver JaMarr Chase announced via Twitter that he is decommitting from Kansas, and will reopen his recruitment. Chase committed to KU just eight days ago, but obviously did so in the spur of the moment, something he confirmed today in his tweet.
— Ja’Marr Chase. (@10jayy__) February 13, 2017
Obviously, the loss is a big one for Kansas. Chase was one of three 4-star commits for the 2018 class. With this loss, Devonta Jason becomes even more important of a player for Kansas to try to hold on to, as they desperately need a big play receiver in this class.
The Jayhawk 2018 class jumped up to as high as fourth in the country after 3-star DE Cartez Crook-Jones committed on Friday. Jones’ decommitment drops the Kansas class four spots in 247Sports rankings, but I’m sure just about ever Jayhawk fan out there isn’t complaining about having the 8th-best class.
Chase will likely turn his focus away from the Big 12, and towards his home conference, the SEC. I expect the 42nd best receiver in the nation to land at LSU, with Ole Miss, and Tennessee also being options. With that being said, players have decommmitted before just to recommit later, but Kansas fans shouldn’t hold their breath.