Kansas picks up second commitment of weekend in juco LB Tristian Fletcher

Kansas head coach Lance Leipold and the Jayhawks take the field for kickoff against Baylor on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 at Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Nick Krug/Special to the Journal-World)

Kansas head coach Lance Leipold and the Jayhawks take the field for kickoff against Baylor on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 at Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Nick Krug/Special to the Journal-World)

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Tristian Fletcher, a linebacker who spent last season at Trinity Valley Community College, committed to play for Kansas on Saturday during his official visit and will be able to join the team before the start of the season.

Fletcher, who is 6 feet and 215 pounds, had been committed to Sam Houston State but reconsidered once he received a scholarship offer from Kansas on June 3. He was also being recruited by Louisiana Tech and Troy.

As a full qualifier, Fletcher will be able to join the Jayhawks this summer. He has three years of eligibility remaining, plus a redshirt.

A native of Cypress, Texas, just northwest of Houston, Fletcher was a running back at Cypress Ridge High who moved to linebacker during his senior season.

Kansas hosted several of its top recruiting targets for official visits this weekend, though Fletcher was the only college player in attendance.

It also received a commitment Saturday from Surahz Buncom, a wide receiver from Chula Vista, California, who is a part of the Class of 2023.

Fletcher is the 14th player to transfer to Kansas since the end of last season, the fourth from a junior college and the sixth to do so since May 1.

Although the Jayhawks added linebackers Eriq Gilyard and Craig Young, who transferred in for the start of the spring semester in January, Fletcher is the only one who plays the position in the team's most recent wave of additions.