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Monday, December 30, 2013

KU football commitment Austin Stevens picks Boston College instead

Kansas University football recruiting.

Kansas University football recruiting.

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According to the Rivals.com Boston College site, EagleAction.com, Class of 2014 defensive end Austin Stevens has changed his commitment from Kansas University to Boston College.

Stevens, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound two-star prospect from Montclair (N.J.) High, orally committed to KU in September but had been targeted by the Eagles throughout his recruitment. In addition, one Rivals.com report said an illness in his family inspired Stevens to want to stay closer to home for college.

Rated by Rivals as the 34th best prospect in New Jersey, Stevens has the potential to stay at defensive end or bulk up and move inside. He is the fifth player from New Jersey to commit to BC and his departure from KU's list of commitments leaves the Jayhawks with 15 players in the current class. Three of those athletes (mid-year juco transfers Ronnie Davis, Keyon Haughton and Anthony Smithson) signed letters of intent on Dec. 18, and KU coach Charlie Weis said earlier this month that the Jayhawks could take as many as 26 players in the 2014 class.

As January nears and recruiting prepares to heat back up, the Jayhawks have a couple of critical recruiting weekends on the horizon as they attempt to fill out the class.

The end of the mid-year transfer signing period hits on Jan. 15 and national signing day is set for Feb. 5.

Comments

Brett McCabe 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Hard to be too upset with a 2-star loss. Let's replace him with a -star!

John Myers 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Yeah, I'm not really upset with the loss. Just think it's pretty weak to commit and change your mind. If you're not sure, give it awhile before you commit.

Len Shaffer 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Apparently you guys missed the part about there being an illness in his family.

Let's show a little class and wish the guy well.

Walter Bridges 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Apparently 'Fear of Commitment' was diagnosed.

Mark Lindrud 10 months, 3 weeks ago

At least he made the change to go home now. Weis has npbeen hitting recruiting hard so I'm sure we will be fine.

Doug Cramer 10 months, 3 weeks ago

We need young D-linemen coming into the program.

Unless Weis and company pull a miracle...this class isn't looking too good.

Dirk Medema 10 months, 3 weeks ago

This class has some great athletes, and many more studs that are still considering us, just not enough commitments at this point. Still lots of time to fill out the class.

Larry Jackson 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Just focus recruitment on Texas. New Jersey hasn't produced much for KU f-ball. Whereas Texas has ALWAYS produced big results. Texas high school kids are D-1 ready.

Randy Bombardier 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Hey guys I am already optimistic. Something about being 0-0 I suppose. Looking for a much improved Oline this year and consequently an improved offense. We will miss Sims but hey, we have either Cozart or the ucla transfer, an improved line and a growing defense. I really cant see how we could finish less than .500. Oh, and the new transfer wr. We just need to schedule well the non-conf. slate. No more Rices or teams from the dakotas. Savanah state I say.

Randy Bombardier 10 months, 3 weeks ago

And how could I forget Darian Miller? I still think Bourban is a stud. If that kid was at K-State he'd be an All American. Things better get better or we will increasingly lose these KC kids to the little apple.

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