Monday, November 25, 2019

3-star Texas prep WR joins KU football’s 2021 class

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting


With still more than a year to go before any commitments can become official, the Kansas football staff continued piecing together its 2021 recruiting class on Monday.

That’s when Kelan Robinson, a three-star receiver from Grand Prairie, Texas, became the fourth high school junior — and third from the Lone Star State — to announce his plans to eventually sign with KU.

Robinson, listed at 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds by Rivals, posted his decision to Twitter.

“I’ve always dreamed about playing football at the next level, since I was young,” Robinson wrote in a note for social media. “Without all the hard work and dedication I wouldn’t be in this place right now.”

Robinson, who plays at South Grand Prairie High, tagged KU receivers coach Emmett Jones and head coach Les Miles in his tweet.

According to Rivals, KU is the only school so far to have offered Robinson a scholarship.

Back in July, Robinson told Jayhawk Slant, he took an unofficial visit to KU. The receiver also is a friend of Majik Rector, who committed to Kansas back in July.

Three of KU’s four commitments for 2021 are Texas prep receivers. The other is three-star Indiana quarterback Ben Easters.

None of the recruits can make his commitment to Kansas official until about 13 months from now, in December of 2020. And all verbal pledges are nonbinding.

KU football Class of 2021 commitments

• Majik Rector — Texas prep WR

• Ben Easters — 3-star Indiana prep QB

• Jaddai Henry — 3-star Texas prep WR

• Kelan Robinson — 3-star Texas prep WR


Bryan Schmiedeler 1 year, 3 months ago

It would be (mildly) interesting to have stats on how many early "commitments" do end up at the school they committed to. I am thinking not just about Kansas but any school. Something like months out when committed and percentage who ended up at that school, so 13 months out and 25% end up there, or is it more like 75%.

Ryan Shelton 1 year, 3 months ago

It would be interesting if someone kept these stats and created rankings based on the highest rate of retaining early commits. I'd bet schools like Alabama and OU would be at the top around 90% while our beloved Jayhawks would be down around 67%.

Dane Pratt 1 year, 3 months ago

This does not include recruiting numbers but if you’re a stats geek it’s pretty cool.

Dee Shaw 1 year, 3 months ago

I totally agree Bryan. Why don’t you create an Excel spreadsheet on this and get back with us with the correct info and percentage by 2021. I’ll look forward to see what you come up with.

Dane Pratt 1 year, 3 months ago

Same here. Would also like to see how many athletes lived up to their stars as well as those who fell short of their hype.

Brad Avery 1 year, 3 months ago

Regardless of where Kelan or the others wind up signing, the early work of the staff sends a positive signal to the fans of how important they believe recruiting is in contrast to prior coaches who were fortunate to have four commitments by November of the year before the class graduated.

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