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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

3-star Arkansas tight end Mason Brotherton picks Kansas

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting

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The Kansas football program picked up a class of 2021 tight end commitment on Tuesday night.

Mason Brotherton, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end from Mena, Ark., announced his decision to join the Jayhawks on Twitter. He told Jon Kirby, of JayhawkSlant.com, that he got a good impression from his meetings with head coach Les Miles, offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon and tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Josh Eargle.

“My thought was I would be comfortable in coming in and learning from Coach Dearmon and Coach Eargle every day,” Brotherton told Kirby. “I think they’re great people outside of football, as well. That’s what was most important for me. Talking to them, developing a relationship over these last few months, it’s been awesome, and they’ve been extremely welcoming. They’ve always believed in me the most.”

Brotherton was originally slated to visit Lawrence last weekend for the annual spring game, but that was called off because of the pandemic.

The three-star prospect, who also held offers from Coastal Carolina, Louisiana-Monroe, Mercer and Memphis according to Rivals.com, said the KU coaches saw him as a player capable of handling different styles.

“They said they wanted a tight end that can come in and stay on the field when they run the hurry-up,” he told Kirby. “They said whether they put him down on the line or split them out wide, they don’t have to take him out of the game and put another one in.”

In his announcement on Twitter, Brotherton thanked his family, as well as his “coaches, teachers, trainers, reporters, teammates and many others” who helped him in his high school career.He said it had always been “a dream of mine to play power 5 football and to compete with the best.”

Brotherton is the seventh member of the 2021 recruiting class to commit to KU. The others are Lawrence High running back Devin Neal; Brownsburg (Ind.) High quarterback Ben Easters; Little Rock, Ark., defensive end Deldrick Withers; and Jaddai Henry, Majik Rector and Kelan Robinson, who are all wide receivers from Texas.

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Comments

Dirk Medema 7 months, 1 week ago

Mason has nice video. Lots of great blocking Locked in and carried well downfield and often into a pancake. Nice assortment catches and runs as well. Plenty to learn I’m sure but has good measurables and seems better than the offer list.

Ryan Mullen 7 months, 1 week ago

6 months from now...... 3-star Arkansas tight end Mason Brotherton decommits from Kansas, wants to thank all of the coaches.

Stephen Johnson 7 months, 1 week ago

Ryan - you might be right. We have seen players decommit a number of times, but we also have seen guys commit and stick with it. Coach Miles and staff are fixing the issues we had with depth and they are not relying as much on the Juco ranks. While we are not there yet, this should start paying dividends by the time Mason is a sophomore.

Brian Wilson 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Well said!!!

KU is at the halfway point. Beatty did KU a favor in the Freshman and Sophomore classes he left us - mostly made of HS recruits. In two years KU will have experienced 5th year Seniors that will be mentoring incoming Freshmen with most of the team made up of 3 Star players. At that point, in the same system, its a matter of conditioning and execution.

Ryan Mullen 7 months, 1 week ago

Update: When he does decide to leave he will be going to Grand Canyon University.

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