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4 Star Wide Receiver Devonta Jason Decommits From Kansas

Kansas lost the best player left in the 2018 class, and things are beginning to look bleak for the Jayhawks.

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Momentum is tricky. When it gets going it seems like it will never stop. Then, without warning, you lose it, and nothing seems harder to get back. Kansas’ 2018 recruiting class can tell you all about it. Earlier this year Kansas had commitments from JaMarr Chase, Tevailance Hunt, and Devonta Jason. All three of those players are four star recruits at the wide receiver position. In short time though Chase and Hunt left the Jayhawk’s class. Jason looked as though he might stay in the fold for the long haul, but earlier this afternoon, he tweeted out his decision to open his recruitment back up.

THE JASON FILE

Name POS Location HT WT Decommitted Rivals 247Sports
Devonta Jason WR New Orleans
LA
6-2.5 211 12/10/2017 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
6.0
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
.9326

With Jason’s decommitment, Kansas now has nine commitments in their 2018 class. Their 2018 class is ranked 10th in the Big 12, and is now 83rd nationally. Jason was the last commitment at the wide receiver position for Kansas.

Jason, who hails from New Orleans, has for a long time been thought as a player who would end up in LSU’s class. It’s rare that a player of Jason’s talent, from right in LSU’s backyard, gets away from the Tigers. However, it appears as if Mississippi State is the school trending for Jason’s commitment at this point. The five most recent crystal ball predictions on 247sports have all been for the Bulldogs. New head coach Joe Moorhead is making Jason a priority, and it looks like it might pay off.

This is a huge loss for Kansas, not only because wide receiver is a position of need, but because Jason was the best player left in their once promising class. Things are not looking good for Kansas on the recruiting trail. The early signing period is only ten days away, and Kansas’ class is far from where it needs to be.

Kansas head coach David Beatty is known as world-class recruiter, but even this might be too much for him to salvage at this point. Kansas is currently the second lowest rated Power Five school in the country, only ahead of Utah.

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