While Kansas landed a 3-star tackle last night, it wasn’t all good news, as Louisiana safety Aaron Brule decommitted from Kansas a little over four months after his original commitment. Maybe he doesn’t like stadium renovation. Brule was one of the six recruits to commit to Kansas in one day, and he’s now one of three former Kansas commitments from Louisiana to eventually decommit. One of those other former commitments, JaMarr Chase, is a guy that might be worth watching when you look to where Brule might end up, because Chase plans on committing on July 2nd, and both will likely end up at the same (Big 12) school.
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Brule’s decommitment drops Kansas to 13 commitments in the 2018 class. The Jayhawks still hold one commitment in the defensive backfield, from four-star cornerback Corione Harris.
Brule holds offers from Arkansas, Tennessee, TCU and Cincinnati. He also has interest from Alabama, Louisville, LSU and Texas A&M. With this decommitment, despite Brule being obligated to say he’ll still consider Kansas, he probably won’t. His top three is likely Arkansas, Tennessee and TCU, with TCU being out in front. I don’t know exactly when he’ll make his college decision, but when he does, I expect TCU will be the choice. As I mentioned, he wants to go where Chase does, and if Chase picks LSU (not expected), an offer may be extended to Brule from the Tigers shortly after that.
On the field, Brule is a hard-hitting, aggressive play maker. He has a tendency to take some risks and pursuit angles that might take him out of the play, but when he makes the play, it’s usually a big one. He’s better in run support than he is in pass support, which is pretty rare for high school safeties. He’ll need to work on his range, and overall coverage skills at the next level, but as a run stopper, he’s about as ready to play as any safety in the country. Whoever gets him will have a guy that, if needed, could probably start as a roving safety or walk-out linebacker as a freshman. His ceiling comparison is Jaquiski Tartt.