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Monday, December 17, 2018

KU football picks up commitment from prep D-lineman Da’Jon Terry

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting

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On the same night that the Kansas football program lost a commitment from a Class of 2019 running back it gained one from a defensive lineman.

Da’Jon Terry, a high school prospect from Meridian, Miss., announced Monday night his intentions to join the Jayhawks.

Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals, Terry, listed at 6-foot-3 and 345 pounds, pledged to KU and head coach Les Miles with a simple tweet: “I would like to announce my commitment to the University of Kansas.”

Terry was among the many recruiting targets who visited KU this past weekend. According to Rivals he also previously picked up a scholarship offer from South Alabama.

The D-lineman’s commitment came on the same night longtime KU target Cole Mueller, a two-star running back from Wentzville, Mo., decommitted from the Jayhawks.

Terry’s commitment brings the number of prospects tied to KU back to six. Counting Terry, KU currently has three prep prospects in what is expected to be about a 15-player 2019 recruiting class, according to Miles. The other two are in-state prospects, defensive back Jayden Russell and athlete Mason Fairchild.

The other three players on board with KU are from the junior college ranks: quarterback Thomas MacVittie and receivers Andrew Parchment and Ezra Naylor.

While recruits can choose to sign this week, from Wednesday through Friday, during college football’s early signing period, they also can wait until National Signing Day, on Feb. 6.

None by Da'Jon Terry

Comments

Jeff Coffman 1 month ago

That is a big one...replacing DL is key, I'm guessing a red-shirt, but really like this guy...coach him up...drake

Dirk Medema 1 month ago

We didn't have many underclassmen on the DL, and graduated several, so he might need to play if we don't get more. Guessing maybe he needs some time in the conditioning program, but who knows. DT's are where the success of the SEC and best programs originate.

Karen Mansfield-Stewart 1 month ago

He is a big one indeed. 6'3", 345 lbs at 18 years old? Wow.

Andy Tweedy 1 month ago

No disrespect to the kid, but two straight articles where I keep reading Morgan Fairchild. I'm quite sure this kid is a far better football player than Morgan Fairchild! I need to get my eyes checked...

Joe Black 1 month ago

Yes you do need to have them checked. Also, most the younger people reading this have no idea who Morgan Fairchild is! Other than possibly knowing her as Chandler's mom on "Friends".

Andy Tweedy 1 month ago

Yeah, I'm 100% sure you're right!!!

[''] 1 month ago

Get Hudy on this kid stat!!! (And before the typical librarians chime in that Hudy is not a FB trainer....it's a joke. Relax Francises)

Jim Baker 1 month ago

It's actually "Lighten' up, Francis"

[''] 1 month ago

You sir, are correct. Noted

Dennis Strick 1 month ago

Yes, This is exactly the reason Coach Miles will be successful at KU. Take 2-3-4 star kids that are over 6 feet and weigh over 300 lbs on the D-Line and O-Line, coach them up to be NFL prospects in 3/4 years and you will build a winning program. Thank you coach for finding lineman that can match up to OU and Texas in height, weight, and strength. OU's success is not at QB. He is a product of the size and strength of their front 7 they have built.

Layne Pierce 1 month ago

Let's use this kid as a barometer. Let's see what he does and how the staff uses him.

RCJH

Michael Maris 1 month ago

Well, are we going to see more Kansas kids buy into the Les Miles Era? I thought we might see a flip or two from some Kansas kids. The staff needs to keep hometown talent at home (instead of driving west on I-70).

Dirk Medema 1 month ago

This year I think there are more kids going NE to Wisconsin and Iowa than elsewhere and definitely more than instate.

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