It’s been a rough recruiting cycle for Kansas. The Jayhawks started off the 2018 class red-hot, as they picked up a number of blue-chip prospects in February, though nearly all of those recruits have since left the class, either because they picked up new interest from other schools or because of Kansas’ terrible 2017 season. While the good news has been few and far between for the Jayhawks over the past few months they finally got some good news earlier this week, as Jacobi Lott announced his commitment to Kansas.
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Lott is the 11th member of Kansas’ 2018 class, and the third offensive lineman, along with tackles Mac Copeland and Nick Williams. Surprisingly, he’s the first recruit from Texas to join the class, which really isn’t a good thing for Kansas. They need as many pipelines as they can get, and if they can’t get into Texas, they’re in serious trouble. This commitment moves Kansas to 81st on the 247Sports team rankings, though they still sit in last in the Big 12, just behind Kansas State.
Lott picked Kansas over offers from Bowling Green, UMass, and New Mexico State, though he also had interest from Georgia Tech and Texas Tech. Lott’s father, Charles, actually played tight end for Texas Tech in the 80s, earning a starting spot as a sophomore, and if the Red Raiders were to extend an offer, Lott would likely flip. However, that offer doesn’t seem likely at this point, and even without it, Jacobi is very happy with Kansas, and vice versa.
On the field, Lott is an impressive athlete, and an absolute mauler at guard. He moves really well for a lineman, especially one as big as he is, and has the strength to bully defenders consistently. He plays in a flexbone system, so he’ll have some learning to do in pass protection at the next level, but Kansas is in the market for developmental prospects, and Lott is a very good one.