Sunday, December 8, 2019

Jayhawks pick up pledge from Virginia prep CB Karon Prunty

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting


A little more than a week before the start of the December early signing period, the Kansas football team added another commitment for its 2020 recruiting class.

Karon Prunty, who visited KU this weekend, announced on Sunday his plans to join the program.

Prunty, rated a two-star cornerback by Rivals, tweeted out that he is “110% committed” to the Jayhawks.

A 6-foot-2 athlete from Portsmouth, Va., Prunty previously picked up scholarship offers from more than 10 other programs, including Virginia Tech, Temple and Pittsburgh. At one point in his recruitment, Prunty was committed to Liberty.

With Prunty’s pledge, KU head coach Les Miles and his staff are back up to 25 commitments in their 2020 recruiting class, which is comprised entirely of high school prospects at this juncture. Incidentally, 25 is the maximum number of players the Jayhawks could both sign and add to the roster for next season.

Still, more additions and/or subtractions could change that number before the class becomes official. Theoretically, if KU ended up with more than 25, some players could grayshirt and not join the program until the spring of 2021.

All verbal commitments, of course, are nonbinding. Football recruits in the 2020 class can sign as soon as Dec. 18-20. National Signing Day is on Feb. 5, 2020.

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-KU football 2020 verbal commitments

• Brennon Scott - 4-star LB from Texas

• Duece Mayberry - 3-star CB from Oklahoma

• 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

• JaCobee 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 LB from Louisiana

• Lawrence Arnold - 3-star WR from Texas

• Chris Jones - 3-star DE from Florida

• Tanner Hooker - 3-star CB from Louisiana

• Alonso Person - 3-star LB from California

• Steven McBride - 3-star WR from Louisiana

• Tristan Golightly - 3-star TE from Texas

• Da'Vonshai Harden Jr. - 2-star QB from Kansas

• Luke Grimm - 2-star WR from Missouri

• Nicholas Martinez - 2-star OL from California

• Kyler Pearson - 2-star WR from Oklahoma

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

• Karon Prunty - 2-star CB from Virginia


Dane Pratt 1 year, 4 months ago

If you want to play DB beyond college this might be the school to commit to. It's uncanny how many have played and are playing in the NFL.

Brad Avery 1 year, 4 months ago

KU and one of the other schools that offered him, Virginia Tech, have produced more than their share of good DBs.

Dirk Medema 1 year, 4 months ago

It’s good to have that kind of length at CB.

Blueshirts seems like another possibility. Deferred signing date in the summer and being able to play right.

Michael Maris 1 year, 4 months ago

All these recruited TE makes me think some are being converted to OL'man for the future.

Jim Stauffer 1 year, 4 months ago

Golightly will likely play more as simply a big WR than TE. Huggins is not going to OL since he is the best TE prospect in a long time to hit our roster. Kardell doesn't seem to have the frame for OL. Think we need to land Adams and Remetich for the OL.

Michael Maris 1 year, 4 months ago

I didn't think that Golightly or Kardell would be converted to OL. But, Huggins frame might be able to handle the additional weight (and keep his quick footwork. Just a thought, due to the Jayhawks have quite a few TE already on the roster (with additional HS TE's verbally committed to play for the Jayhawks).

Dirk Medema 1 year, 4 months ago

Michael - Good call and historically accurate regardless of any current specifics.

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