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

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting

Sunday, June 2, 2019

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.