Saturday, August 3, 2019

Prep LB Kershawn Fisher decommits from KU football

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting


The Kansas football program’s lengthy list of 2020 commitments shrank by one this weekend.

Among the earlier players during a busy June to pledge to head coach Les Miles and his staff, linebacker Kershawn Fisher announced Saturday night on Twitter that he’s now a “free agent,” having decommitted from the Jayhawks.

A three-star prospect from Northshore High, in Slidell, La., Fisher declared himself “1000%” committed to KU earlier this summer, when he made his nonbinding decree on June 8.

According to Rivals, Fisher has also in the past received scholarship offers from 11 other programs, including Houston, Air Force, Kansas State and Louisiana Tech.

Fisher joins Keith Miller III, a three-star receiver from Texas, as the only players in the class so far who have backed out of a commitment to Kansas.

Even with the loss of Fisher, KU currently has 21 high school seniors in its upcoming recruiting class who are on board.

The earliest any of them can sign and make their future with KU official is December.

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2020 KU football recruiting class

- Verbal commitments

• Duece Mayberry - 3-star CB from Oklahoma

• Jackson Stoefen - 3-star OL from Iowa

• Keenan Hambrick - 3-star WR from Alabama

• Trevor Kardell - 3-star TE from Missouri

• Will Huggins - 3-star TE from Kansas

• Krishawn Brown - 3-star LB from Oklahoma

• Khari Coleman - 3-star DE from Louisiana

• Garrett Jones - 3-star OL from Michigan

• Ja’Cobee Bryant - 3-star CB from Alabama

• Malik Johnson - 3-star WR from Texas

• Caleb Taylor - 3-star DE from Missouri

• Kenean Caldwell - 3-star DT from Louisiana

• Jaylin Richardson - 3-star athlete from Kansas

• Taiwan Berryhill - 3-star linebacker from Louisiana

• DaVonshai Harden Jr. - 2-star QB from Kansas

• Luke Grimm - 2-star WR from Missouri

• Tommy Brandt - 2-star OL from Minnesota

• Juan Jarrett - 2-star LB from Ohio

• Nicholas Martinez - 2-star OL from California

• Kyler Pearson - 2-star WR from Oklahoma

• Daniel Hishaw Jr. - 2-star athlete from Oklahoma

- Former commitments

• Keith Miller III - 3-star WR from Texas (flipped to Colorado)

• Kershawn Fisher - 3-star LB from Louisiana


Bee Bee 1 year, 8 months ago

The word COMMIT apparently has different meanings to different people.

John Strayer 1 year, 8 months ago

Exactly why I do not follow FB recruiting...when players "commit" 6 mos before they have to sign...way too much time to keep track of the revolving door...

Dee Shaw 1 year, 8 months ago

Not surprising. This will be one of several committed players that will back out. I would be surprised out of the 21 players committed today if 15 stay committed. It happens.

Robert Brock 1 year, 8 months ago

One hundred percent is not what it used to be.

Greg Ledom 1 year, 8 months ago

Neither is 1000% as this young man suggested. I don’t blame them really. We as fans want to believe that committed is literal, when in fact it’s not. Throw tentative or, currently in front of that word each and every time and your expectation is different. And isn’t that what we think anyway even though it’s not said? It is for me. After all, nothing is really committed until the ink is dry and sometimes not even then.

Dale Rogers 1 year, 8 months ago

To me, if you make a commitment, you have given your word and you honor that and stick with it. If you are not ready to go that far, then don't commit. It's that simple. I also think there should be penalties to schools who contact players who have committed to a different school.

Greg Ledom 1 year, 8 months ago

I don’t disagree with anything you’ve said Dale, it’s just not reality based on what we see year in and year out. Maybe we drop commitment altogether and when your ready to commit by signing on the dotted line, you sign and if not then there is no commitment to be had. Now that would be a commitment. Rock Chalk and in Les I trust.

John Strayer 1 year, 8 months ago

Why stop with college players? How many professional player that commit to a contract...then down the line they hold out to change the deal. So...even an signature on a legal agreement isn't completely binding to them.

Dirk Medema 1 year, 8 months ago

I’m a lot less concerned about this decommit. There are still LBs in this class. I also like the idea of extra places available for the “Parkers” of this class to come onboard when we start winning.

Randy Bombardier 1 year, 8 months ago

Does anyone know how our de-commit rate compares? Be an interesting stat. That this is in the LB group lends itself to my conspiracy side.

Ray Winger 1 year, 8 months ago

Perhaps, we should compare a recruits verbal commitment. What is the commitment strength of a University's Offer? I remember that a/we may over recruit a position or class, or find a Hakeem Adeniji is available and push a recruit to new year, or shirt color, to take the scholarship and give it to our new guy.

Brett McCabe 1 year, 8 months ago

Kids will change their minds, all the way to signing day - for all programs. If we keep 15 of the 21, I’d consider that a solid result. The six who drop will be replaced, in some cases by better players.

Rob Stracener 1 year, 8 months ago

It's definitely frustrating to see and as a fan it seems like KU has more de-commitments than any team in the nation. That said, let's not forget that a lot of the kids are being put under a ton of pressure, getting dozens of texts and calls daily from coaches and recruiting services on their status. I wouldn't blame any of them if they decided to"commit" to a program they like early on just to slow down the onslaught.

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