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Friday, March 26, 2021

KU football severs ties with WR Quay Davis, program’s highest-rated signee ever

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting

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The top-rated prospect the Kansas football program ever signed, Quay Davis won’t ever play for the Jayhawks.

KU announced Friday that the football program “terminated the recruitment” of Davis after gathering information about the Dallas high school receiver’s connection with a battered woman shown in social media photos this week.

Per a statement from KU Athletics spokesman Dan Beckler, KU “immediately contacted individuals with knowledge on the matter” after a Twitter post that pictured a woman with a swollen-shut eye wearing a hospital gown was brought to the department’s attention. The tweet also included pictures of Davis, and described him as someone who shouldn’t be idolized or glorified.

“Based on the information we were able to gather, KU football has terminated the recruitment of this individual and communicated to him that he will no longer be recruited to play football at the University of Kansas,” the statement read. “While we do not know the full details of what occurred in this instance, we were able to learn enough information and decide that it is in the best interest of Kansas football that we separate from this individual.”

Davis, a senior receiver at Dallas Skyline High, was graded as a four-star talent by Rivals, with a 6.0 rating. This past January, he became the highest-ranked recruit to sign with the Jayhawks since Rivals started gauging players’ abilities in 1999.

Rated by Rivals as the No. 8 receiver in the country, Davis was the No. 12 prospect in the state of Texas and the No. 59 overall class of 2021 recruit in the nation.

Earlier in his recruitment, Davis had committed to USC, Texas and SMU. He was recruited to KU by Emmett Jones, who is now the interim head coach.

KU’s statement concluded: “We condemn violence of any kind against women. If you or someone you know has been the victim of abuse, please reach out to your local domestic violence center for help or contact the KU Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access (IOA) – IOA@ku.edu or 785-864-6414 for on-campus and off-campus resources.”

Comments

Armen Kurdian 8 months, 1 week ago

I'm guessing w/the baggage from Les Miles still fresh, the school wanted to take zero chances. However, it seems like this happened a bit too quickly. Not saying if he did it we should give him a second chance, but this article (which represents the sum total of my knowledge on this issue) doesn't seem to make a solid connection that it was him who did it. Or what the full details were. I'm willing to be convinced I'm wrong here.

Layne Pierce 8 months, 1 week ago

Rush to false judgement is the rage these days Armen. Why let the facts get in the way.

RCJH

Andy Tweedy 8 months, 1 week ago

Except that it seems you're doing the exact same thing. You don't know what KUAD does and doesn't know

Armen Kurdian 8 months, 1 week ago

"While we do not know the full details of what occurred in this instance."

I would like to have seen more.

Brett McCabe 8 months, 1 week ago

Smart move by KU. This guy had red flags all over him. And I trust KU’s research into the matter.

Amazing that since the departure of Jeff Long - the only man ever to lose to David Beaty - we seem to be getting good decisions out of the AthDept.

Bryce Landon 8 months, 1 week ago

Ummm, last I checked, six men lost to David Beaty:

(1) Rhode Island coach Jim Fleming

(2) Texas coach Charlie Strong

(3) Southeast Missouri State coach Tom Matukewicz

(4) Central Michigan coach John Bonamego

(5) Rutgers coach Chris Ash

(6) Texas Christian coach Gary Patterson

Nice try, though. Maybe one of these days you'll be able to come up with something intelligent with the two functioning brain cells you have.

Dirk Medema 8 months, 1 week ago

It seems to me that KUs statement indirectly points out the differences in our legal system. The reason OJ is acquitted in criminal court but found guilty or liable, or whatever the correct term is, in civil court. It’s unknown what if anything will happen criminally, but the administration apparently collected enough info to make a civil decision. Maybe not terribly different than Miles. There are plenty of people that are falsely accused of many things but it sounds like KU did enough checking to make a wise decision.

Dirk Medema 8 months, 1 week ago

Did USC and UT find some warning flags that we were to desperate to notice?

Michael Maris 8 months, 1 week ago

I clearly feel like this was really a scenario for Quay to get released by Kansas (since Les Miles is no longer the HC, and his staff more than likely won't be around by the fall).

So, let's drum up a story of abuse and get released and move on to the next school.

Just my OPINION (said Frank)...........

Bville Hawk 8 months, 1 week ago

What is wrong with waiting for the legal system to sort thru things??? Why dump a signed recruit when this may be a fabrication of a disgruntled ex? This may also be a case of physical abuse by Quay (in that case then go ahead and sever ties), but why rush to judgment other than just to appease the 'woke' crowd?

Gary Denning 8 months, 1 week ago

Highest rated signee ever? I think Frank Seuer and Kerwin Bell, among others, would like to question that. Maybe highest rated recruit since websites started putting out so much information on recruiting, but not highest ever.

Jeffery Stadler 8 months, 1 week ago

Sounds like he is headed to the SEC where they do not care about such things

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