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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Class of 2022 QB decommits after Dearmon leaves KU

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting

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For the second time in the days following former Kansas offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon’s departure, a Class of 2022 recruit has backed out of his previous commitment to the Jayhawks.

Arkansas prep quarterback Austin Myers, recruited by Dearmon, announced Friday night that he is reopening his college decision process.

Although Myers, rated a three-star pro style QB, in a note posted to Twitter alluded to the fact that he is looking forward to getting to know the next offensive coordinator at KU, he stated “the recent coaching change makes it necessary for me to reopen my recruitment as I continue this journey.”

KU’s 2022 recruiting class has shrunk from five to three this week with the decommitments of Myers and three-star offensive lineman Brock Burns, another Arkansas prospect recruited by Dearmon before he left to become the offensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee State.

None of the three Class of 2022 recruits who remain tied to KU at this point were recruited by Dearmon.

KU head coach Les Miles, entering his third year with the program, said in a statement released Friday that KU already was in the midst of a “national search” to find Dearmon’s replacement.

None by Austin Myers

KU football Class of 2022 commitments

(Rivals rankings)

• Dewuan Mack — 3-star Missouri DB

• Caldra Williford — 3-star Missouri DB

• Xavion Brice — Texas WR

2022 prospects who decommitted from KU

• Austin Myers — 3-star Arkansas prep QB

• Brock Burns — 3-star Arkansas OL

Comments

Dale Rogers 1 month ago

I understand Dearmon has a family situation he needs to take care of. And I wish him and his family good health and hope this works out for him. But, in terms of my hopes for the upcoming season, it feels like a kick in the teeth. Maybe when a new OC is named I'll feel differently but for now it's a real downer.

Robert Brock 1 month ago

Meh. These guys come and go. Hire his replacement and don’t fret.

Ashwin Rao 1 month ago

I am not too worried. Last year, our offence seemed mundane. The excitement from Dearmon's first year seemed to have worn off. I am sure Coach Les will find someone that can maximize the potential that we have. We need a true innovator to win in Big 12.

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