It will be a long time before he can actually join the Kansas football program and contribute, but as of Thursday night that’s the plan for Caldra Williford, a touted high school junior from St. Louis, Mo., who already had six other Power Five scholarship offers.
Williford, a Class of 2022 defensive back at Lutheran North, announced his commitment to the Jayhawks via Twitter, tagging KU head coach Les Miles, as well as outside linebackers coach Chidera Uzo-Diribe and safeties coach Jordan Peterson in his post.
Rivals currently rates Williford as a three-star prospect and one of the top 25 prep juniors in the state of Missouri.
The young defensive back also owned offers from Oregon, Michigan State, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa State and West Virginia, when he chose KU.
The Jayhawks now have five players committed for the Class of 2022, with Williford becoming the fourth who is graded as a three-star talent.
None of them will be able to make their nonbinding pledges official until next year’s December early signing period, a little more than 12 months from now.
Members of KU’s 2021 recruiting class can begin signing next week, between Wednesday and Friday, or wait until National Signing Day, on Feb. 3, 2021.
• Austin Myers — 3-star Arkansas prep QB
• Brock Burns — 3-star Arkansas OL
• Dewuan Mack — 3-star Missouri DB
• Caldra Williford — 3-star Missouri DB
• Xavion Brice — Texas WR