Tuesday, September 28, 2021

3-star Texas prep Jacobe Chester decommits from KU football

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting


The Kansas football program’s 2022 recruiting class lost its second prospect in a week on Tuesday, when Texas prep Jacobe Chester announced he had decommitted from KU.

Rated a three-star athlete by Rivals, Chester called his recruitment “100% open” in a tweet announcing his decision to back out with the Jayhawks.

Chester gave his nonbinding pledge to KU back in early March, when Les Miles was still the head coach.

While Chester hasn’t reported any new scholarship offers since the summer, the ones he picked up after committing to KU were from Northern Arizona, Texas Southern, UNLV, Incarnate Word and Sam Houston.

A safety at Fort Bend Marshall High, in Missouri City, Texas, Chester was recruited to KU initially by assistants Emmett Jones and Chevis Jackson, who remain on staff with new head coach Lance Leipold.

Chester’s decommitment came a week after another 2022 prospect, Jalon Peoples, announced he wouldn’t be remaining in KU’s class.

The Jayhawks now have six players in their upcoming recruiting class. Only one of them — Lee’s Summit, Mo. defensive back Dewuan Mack — committed when Miles was still running the program.

The soonest any of the high school seniors currently tied to KU can sign and make their pledges to the program official is in December.

None by Jacobe Chester

KU football Class of 2022 commitments

(Rivals rankings)

• Dewuan Mack — 3-star Missouri DB

• Nikki Taylor — 3-star Alabama athlete

• Anthony Davis — 3-star Texas CB

• Kaleb Purdy — 3-star Missouri S

• Joey Baker — 3-star Texas OT

• James Livingston — 2-star Michigan OT


Doug Roberts 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Im okay with this. Recruit guys that better fit the system.

I trust Team Leipold to recruit the right guys.

Eliott Reeder 7 months, 3 weeks ago

I agree. I think most kids would want to play for the coaches that originally recruited them... HOWEVER, I would also take a look at what the new staff is doing and see Leipold as a step up from Miles at this point. Not in name recognition, of course, but definitely in terms of immediate impact on the playing field. Only time will tell!

Brett McCabe 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Based on his list of schools, and the fact that he has no new offers, my bet is that KU withdrew their offer.

Dale Rogers 7 months, 3 weeks ago

I was thinking the same thing. Our coaches know what they need and are going after those needs.

Dirk Medema 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Different players have different goals.

Some just want to win so they’ll walkon at an elite program or step down to a smaller school and compete against easier opponents.

Some are willing to work extra for a shot at a big school against elite competition. At the end of the day we need kids that are willing to work extra with the coaches and on their own to build the program.

The reality is that through 4 games we’ve shown just how far from competitive we are against elite competition. It’s not for everyone and that’s okay.

Greg Ledom 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Is anyone else wondering why the Lord turns on Kansas so often. I mean, the majority of these kids pray to the Lord (assume he answers) and then they de-commit? WTF Lord!?

Please don't be offended, just adding some levity........God bless..

Michael Maris 7 months, 3 weeks ago

6 Verbal Commitments still on the Jayhawks board. 4 of the 6 verbal commitments came after HC Lance Leipold was hired. So, any additional de-commitments should be a LOT less going forward..... Coach Leipold and Staff are recruiting players to fit HC Leipold's football program.


Michael Maris 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Local Kids like this young fella needs to be prioritized (and I'm betting that Leipold & Staff are doing exactly that). Recruit the local kids and build the needed foundation from within and expand....... As I watched Devin Neal race towards the endzone (last weekend), I am grateful to see that he stuck with his commitment to the Jayhawks Football program. I did think, had that been Pooka, that next gear would've kicked in and a TD would've been scored on that play. But, Neal did a great job of breaking through the L of S and racing towards the endzone.......

Keep it up Coach Leipold and Staff, the fans WILL return to Memorial Stadium (watch videos of the Jayhawks seasons from 2006 through 2009). Those years were absolutely great to watch games (on TV or in the Stands).....


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