Sunday, June 2, 2019

With younger sibling’s commitment, Mayberry brothers plan to team up at KU

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting


If everything goes according to plan, the Kansas football team will have two Mayberrys among its defensive backs in 2020.

The younger brother of KU redshirt junior Kyle Mayberry, Duece Mayberry announced Sunday his plans to eventually join the Jayhawks, too.

A 6-foot, 178-pound prospect heading into his senior year at Owasso High, in Oklahoma, the younger Mayberry brother is considered a three-star talent in the Class of 2020.

Should Duece, a cornerback, just like his sibling, end up signing with Kansas, he would arrive just in time to team up with Kyle for the elder brother’s redshirt senior season.

As reported by Jayhawk Slant’s Jon Kirby, Duece Mayberry was in Lawrence this weekend for an unofficial visit, as well as a KU football recruiting event on Saturday evening.

Prior to his commitment, Mayberry indicated to Jayhawk Slant that he was planning to go visit some programs in his home state of Oklahoma.

“But they don't really show as much love as Kansas does,” Mayberry said at the time. “I want to see other schools, but Kansas is on the top of my list right now.”

Per 247 Sports, Mayberry also had offers from Tulane, Illinois State, New Mexico State and South Dakota State.

KU’s 2020 recruiting class grew to seven commitments overall with Mayberry’s announcement on Twitter.

The first Oklahoman and defensive back in the bunch at this stage of the process, Mayberry joins three-star offensive lineman Jackson Stoefen (Iowa), three-star receiver Keith Miller III (Texas), three-star receiver Keenan Hambrick (Alabama), three-star tight end Trevor Kardell (Missouri), three-star tight end Will Huggins (Shawnee Mission South) and two-star quarterback DaVonshai Harden Jr. (Topeka).

All verbal commitments, of course, are nonbinding. The soonest any of the players currently aligned with the program can sign with Kansas is December.

None by Duece Mayberry Jr.

None by Kyle Mayberry


Buck Bukaty 1 year, 10 months ago

Come aboard and bring your friends, Mr. Duece Mayberry!

For the prior Mr. Lawrence Shadd III commitment posting (welcome again, Mr. Shadd)

I wondered about the name and status of a 3,000 yard rushing high school RB I couldn’t recall. A Larry Csonka clone. I went back and found the dude I had remembered. 2020 Class, RB, Mr. Charlie Spegal of New Palestine Indiana HS. This looks like a guy to take a flyer on!

2018 Stats: 3,356 Rushing Yards, 70 Total TDs, 2018 5A State Championship!

HE ACCOMPLISHED THAT IN ONE SEASON! That’s three years stats for a lot of dudes!

To quote his coach, Coach Ralph’s Tweet, “Congrats to RB Charlie Spegal on his Griddy’s 5A Player of the Year Award, Big-School All-State Award, Primetime 25 Selection/Award (will be on cover of 2019 Indiana Football Digest) and State Champions Award. Brought home serious hardware…”

Watch his championship season highlights. Several plays in he breaks free through a huge scrum for a TD - unbelievable!:

Personally, I don’t do social media (except here, I guess). If you would (or, if every Twitter user would), please Tweet the link to this article to Mr. Spegal’s Twitter account to make him aware of KU’s whereabouts and interest! Thanks in advance!

Brett McCabe 1 year, 10 months ago

If you look at KU recruiting right now, it is extremely solid compared to others in the conference. By average athlete ranking, we rank 5th in the conference currently - ahead of ISU, KSU, Baylor and TTU. We rank sixth in total but that will change as more players commit.

Miles and Co. are doing a very solid job of creating a competitive roster. It will be interesting to see what happens as the camps kick in, the offers go out and kids start making summertime decisions. All signs right now are pointing up.

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