Monday, February 15, 2021

KU football continues adding walk-ons for 2021

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting


In the days leading up to and following February’s National Signing Day, the Kansas football program continued to add preferred walk-ons to its list of additions for the 2021 season.

Just this past week, Landon Nelson, a cornerback from West Des Moines, Iowa, announced his commitment to the Jayhawks.

Nelson, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound corner from Valley High, isn’t rated by Rivals, but did receive a two-star grade from 247 Sports.

Valparaiso, an FCS program, recruited Nelson and offered him a scholarship.

Nelson told the Journal-World via direct message that he’ll join KU as a preferred walk-on, and he has an academic scholarship.

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It was just a few days before Nelson’s commitment that DeAndre Thomas, a running back from Blue Springs, Mo., also announced his decision to play at KU.

Recruited by KU special teams coordinator and running backs coach Jonathan Wallace, Nelson is listed at 5-8 and 180 pounds.

He reportedly also had an offer from Iowa Wesleyan, a Division III football program.

A few weeks back, Cole Petrus, a defensive end from St. Louis, Mo., revealed he was committing to play at KU.

A 6-4, 230-pound prep senior at St. John Vianney, Petrus also received some interest from Missouri and Memphis this past fall.

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Andy Godwin 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Welcome - to the beginning of something special. We all hope. Rock Chalk.

Dirk Medema 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Glad to be adding these guys. An academic scholarship is nice also. In recent years we have had some nice success this way.

Jim Stauffer 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The attitudes of kids like this can go a long way toward enabling them to contribute to the overall rebuild. Roster continues to improve.

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