Tuesday, January 7, 2020

4-star prep LB Brennon Scott decommits from KU football

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting


The Kansas football program lost the pledge of its most heralded 2020 prospect on Tuesday.

Brennon Scott, a four-star linebacker from Dallas, announced on Twitter his decision to decommit from the Jayhawks.

In a note regarding his change of heart, Scott thanked head coach Les Miles and the KU staff for offering him a scholarship. However, Scott noted “changes in the (KU football) program” led him to back out of his commitment and “explore the best possible opportunity for myself.”

Previously considered the best prospect tied to KU in the Class of 2020, Scott, the only four-star player per Rivals in the Jayhawks’ recruiting class, originally committed in early August, choosing KU over the likes of Texas, USC, Auburn and Oregon.

Scott, a standout at Bishop Dunne High, was recruited by KU receivers coach and Dallas native Emmett Jones.

KU announced the signing of 19 high school seniors during December’s early signing period, but it was known at the time Scott planned to wait until February to sign.

He was one of a handful of players committed to KU who didn’t sign in December. The others who are verbally committed to signing next month are Alabama cornerback JaCobee Bryant, Louisiana defensive lineman Kenean Caldwell and Florida defensive end Chris Jones.

KU football’s announced 2020 signees

(Rivals recruiting rankings listed)

√ Garrett Jones - 3-star OL from Michigan; 6-4, 285 pounds

√ Will Huggins - 3-star TE from Kansas; 6-7, 235 pounds

√ Daniel Hishaw Jr. - 2-star athlete from Oklahoma; 5-10, 200 pounds

√ Caleb Taylor - 3-star DE from Missouri; 6-2, 255 pounds

√ Trevor Kardell - 3-star TE from Lee’s Missouri; 6-5, 225 pounds

√ Krishawn Brown - 3-star LB from Oklahoma; 6-1, 200 pounds

√ Taiwan Berryhill - 3-star LB from Louisiana; 6-2, 200 pounds

√ Steven McBride - 3-star WR from Louisiana; 6-0, 160 pounds

√ Johnquai Lewis - 3-star CB from Florida; 6-0, 185 pounds

√ Tristan Golightly - 3-star WR/TE from Texas; 6-4, 200 pounds

√ Lawrence Arnold - 3-star WR from Texas; 6-3, 185 pounds

√ Armaj Adams-Reed - 2-star OL from Texas; 6-5, 350 pounds

√ Malik Johnson - 3-star WR from Texas; 5-9, 180 pounds

√ Nicholas Martinez - 3-star OL from California; 6-5, 285 pounds

√ Duece Mayberry - 3-star CB from Oklahoma; 6-0, 185 pounds

√ Karon Prunty - 2-star CB from Virginia; 6-1, 190 pounds

√ Jalon Daniels - 2-star QB from California; 6-0, 207 pounds

√ Alonso Person - 3-star LB from California; 6-3, 200 pounds

√ Luke Grimm - 3-star WR from Missouri; 6-0, 170 pounds

KU football 2020 unsigned commitments

• Ja’Cobee Bryant - 3-star CB from Alabama

• Kenean Caldwell - 3-star DT from Louisiana

• Chris Jones - 3-star DE from Florida

• DaVonshai Harden Jr. - 2-star QB from Kansas

• Kyler Pearson - 2-star WR from Oklahoma (signing not yet announced by KU)


Glen Miller 1 year, 9 months ago

Changes in the program? The only change thus far has been Clint Bowen leaving that I know of. I've heard Texas is trying to snake Emmet from us, is that the next announcement? Something fishy here.......... but not really, honestly the kid just sounds like he's saving face from being slammed for not keeping his word. This is why I don't count em' till they are signed. Kids now-a-days can't commit to getting out of bed the next morning, let alone holding a promise to a football program. Not their fault, just the nature of the game I guess.

Brett McCabe 1 year, 9 months ago

brettmccabe (Brett McCabe) says... Quote of the year goes to Brennon Scott. He’s got politician written all over him. The odds of him suiting up in blue next year are about the same as Nolan Cromwell coming out of retirement to help us on offense. Posted 20 December 2019, 2:02 p.m.

I don’t even understand why he committed. If he didn’t want sign then why not just keep his recruitment open? Just makes room for a different guy who wants to here.

Stephen Johnson 1 year, 9 months ago

Ok - several people wanted Coach Bowen gone, but he was a positive influence on recruiting with a team that failed to win more than 3 games a year. Next year this team needs to win at a minimum 5 games or the recruits will dry up the following year.

Dirk Medema 1 year, 9 months ago

Agreed on Coach Bowen, and the D seemed to regress this year, or maybe it was just the TOs.

With better game coaching we would have won 5 last year, and should have this year as well.

Except for Coe & Pooka, recruiting has ended up being just about the same from year to year, so not sure what you mean by dry up. Hope we never revert to the days of 50% of the players not even making it onto the field.

Steven Haag 1 year, 9 months ago

He won’t be the last to drop us. It’s shaping up to have Beaty having better recruiting classes than less......I mean Les. Hoping Les and company can coach them up, or we will be looking at 2-3 wins per year......every year.

Robert Brock 1 year, 9 months ago

The KU program remains a tough sell. The Jayhawks don’t have much to show for the last SIXTY years.

Austin Lopez 1 year, 9 months ago

Has anyone thought of the possibility that maybe the Kansas coaches pulled his scholarship ? Maybe that could be the changes he is referring too? I do recall Coach Miles making a statement after the December recruiting deadline about the guys that decided not to sign with Kansas.

Robert Brown 1 year, 9 months ago

Hard to believe that we are going to pull the offer from a 4 Star recruit? That would certainly be fodder for competitors.

Doug Roberts 1 year, 9 months ago

Maybe Miles and Co. are pretty confident in their linebacking corps and have decided to pull his offer and use that scholarship for another recruit they've been communicating with lately? Just trying to make sense of it.

Austin Lopez 1 year, 9 months ago

It’s just a thought, I think everyone is in the same boat with wondering about what he is referring to when he say changes in the KU football program. Do you think a 4 star athlete like Mr. Scott would publicly come out and say his scholarship was pulled. I think it’s possible by him saying “Changes in the KU football program” that can be referring to his scholarship being pulled and given to someone else. Just a thought.

Steven Haag 1 year, 9 months ago

Maybe he just didn’t want to say he wanted to play for a winning football program. Just a thought. Maybe he was trying to be respectful for the sake of the coaches, etc. I don’t think KU would EVER pull a scholarship from a 4 star, unless of academics or a wiff of trouble concerning said recruit. I agree with Robert’s post.....KU is just a tough sell right now.

Brett McCabe 1 year, 9 months ago

Not that hard. Certainly not easy but not impossible. The key is in talent identification and roster management. If you have starter minutes available at one third of your positions, and fill those slots with the right guys, you can take major steps forward. Those early steps build momentum and then you go up from there.

Austin Lopez 1 year, 9 months ago

@Steven Haag last month there was multiple committed recruits who had their scholarships pulled from Kansas,. Perhaps the Kansas staff seen that since he didn’t sign during the early signing period that maybe he wasn’t committed to coming to Kansas as he claimed. I do recall Les Miles making a statement about what is the hesitation by the guys that didn’t sign. I believe that after the early signing period Kansas only has between 5-6 scholarships left to give perhaps they found a prospect they liked more. The LB position is a want NOT A NEED. Everyone can agree Kansas NEEDS lineman. Maybe the coaching stuff found one they really like but didn’t have a scholarship to give so they pulled his. Only time will tell.

Allin Herring 1 year, 9 months ago

Don't forget this guy is no longer a 4 star player. He dro]ed to, 3 star

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