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Friday, December 15, 2017

Omaha prep QB plans to walk on at Kansas

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting

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The Kansas football program has added a walk-on quarterback to its list of potential newcomers for the 2018 season.

A 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior at Westside High, in Omaha, Neb., Dylan Plautz announced his decision to join the Jayhawks via Twitter on Friday, within a thank-you note he posted for family members, coaches, teammates and friends.

“Thank you to all the schools who recruited and invested in me through this process,” Plautz wrote. “I’m excited to move to the next chapter in my life and I’m grateful today that I will be accepting a preferred walk-on offer, and committing to Kansas University.”

In an interview with the Omaha World-Herald prior to his senior season, Plautz said Harvard had come to visit him, and he had spoken with Stanford coaches about potentially walking on there.

None by Dylan Plautz

Comments

John Fitzgerald 10 months ago

Develop him as a LB. Redshirt him, put some weight on him, and by his Junior year he should be ready for game time.

Andy Tweedy 10 months ago

I call Omaha home. This kid can play!

Dirk Medema 10 months ago

That looks like a copy/paste comment.

Andy Godwin 10 months ago

Lets support the football program and acknowledge the student athletes who have committed to our university in a positive way. Welcome to Dylan Plautz. Here is hoping your experience at KU leads to a valuable education and success on the football field.

Jeff Coffman 10 months ago

Accepting mediocracy is not the path forward.

John Brazelton 10 months ago

At the present state of the KU football program, every recruit, regardless of scholarship status, should be welcomed to KU. Some of these recruits will be the ones that help turn the KU football program around.

Jeff Coffman 10 months ago

I'm not sure I fully agree. If we are accepting JUCOs that are taking away from the scholarship pool, setting up another dismal scholarship plan in the future, I think sometimes we are taking an intolerable risk again. A walk-on presents limited risk and this guy I am in favor of, I'm also good at risking borderline high school. I am not a fan on taking borderline JUCOs, they set you back even further.

Aaron Paisley 10 months ago

Beaty has been much better at JuCo recruiting than Weis ever was. A lot of Beaty's JuCo recruits have had 3 years of eligibility, enrolled in January, and have contributed on the field. We cannot say that about Charlie Weis and his JuCo recruits. Also, most of the JuCo's Beaty is bringing in are skill position players which is much more manageable than bringing in a bunch of JuCo linemen like Weis did. Beaty is bringing in almost exclusively HS linemen which will leave a much better foundation for a future coach than the one Beaty inherited.

Jack Joiner 10 months ago

Here's to hoping Dylan a long and successful career as a Jayhawk.

Steve Corder 10 months ago

Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, has a grandson quarterbacking Highland Park for a possible 2nd straight 5A championship next Friday. Texas Tech has extended scholarship offer.

Kevin Robert Fest 10 months ago

The more bodies at one position the better the chance of of finding a player at that position who hopefully can lead the offense. But without an offensive line what good is any quarterback?

Chad Smith 10 months ago

i think we may have found the next todd reesing, watching him , is almost like watching todd

Jeff Coffman 10 months ago

The next coach will be happy to see this guy on our roster.

Jeff Coffman 10 months ago

Summary of KU recruiting since the season has ended:

4 and 5 Star recruits have opened up their recruitment or accepted other offers.

An increase in JUCO recruits.

An increase in walk-ons.

Limited HS recruits that are scholarship players (3*).

All in all a sign that Girod has accepted mediocracy at our university and Zenger still doesn't matter.

Maria Ungaro 10 months ago

Welcome Dylan.

Hey don’t bash a young 18 yr old for excepting a walk on. Didn’t a walk on just win the Heisman trophy and playing for a National Championship.

Sounds like a quality kid talking to the likes of Harvard & Stanford.

These walk on’s Can be the future of this program if trained and coached correctly.

Good luck bud.

Rock Chalk Jayhawks

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