The already minuscule 2019 Kansas football recruiting class lost its biggest and likely most talented prospect Wednesday morning.
The first player to give his nonbinding verbal pledge to the Jayhawks back in late February, four-star New Orleans quarterback Lance LeGendre announced on Twitter he is no longer tied to KU.
“First off I want to thank the University of Kansas (for) recruiting me, recognizing my talents and giving me an opportunity to play at the next level,” the dual-threat QB from Warren Easton High wrote in a note attached to a tweet. “This process is unsteady, so therefore I would like to de-commit. This decision is not easy, but I have to do what’s best for me.”
According to LeGendre’s declaration, he wanted to keep his recruitment open heading into his final prep season in order to reach the “best decision” possible.
“I will keep Kansas under consideration,” LeGendre added.
A 6-foot-3, 206-pound high school senior, Rivals ranks LeGendre, recruited by KU associate head coach Tony Hull, as the seventh-best dual-threat QB in the country.
The newly uncommitted prospect reportedly has offers from Alabama, Florida State, Oklahoma State and several other programs.
Shortly after tweeting out his updated plans, LeGendre followed it up by sharing news of new offers from Tulane and Tennessee.
With the departure of LeGendre, KU’s 2019 recruiting class shrank from three to two.
Currently three-star Wichita tight end Clay Cundiff and two-star Missouri running back Cole Mueller are the only players who have said they plan to sign with KU.
Eight of the other 10 teams in the Big 12 have 12 or more commitments in place. Kansas State has six.