Omaha prep QB plans to walk on at Kansas

Kansas University football recruiting

The Kansas football program has added a walk-on quarterback to its list of potential newcomers for the 2018 season.

A 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior at Westside High, in Omaha, Neb., Dylan Plautz announced his decision to join the Jayhawks via Twitter on Friday, within a thank-you note he posted for family members, coaches, teammates and friends.

“Thank you to all the schools who recruited and invested in me through this process,” Plautz wrote. “I’m excited to move to the next chapter in my life and I’m grateful today that I will be accepting a preferred walk-on offer, and committing to Kansas University.”

In an interview with the Omaha World-Herald prior to his senior season, Plautz said Harvard had come to visit him, and he had spoken with Stanford coaches about potentially walking on there.

by Dylan Plautz

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John Fitzgerald

Develop him as a LB. Redshirt him, put some weight on him, and by his Junior year he should be ready for game time.

9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Andy Tweedy

I call Omaha home. This kid can play!

9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Dirk Medema

That looks like a copy/paste comment.

9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Andy Godwin

Lets support the football program and acknowledge the student athletes who have committed to our university in a positive way. Welcome to Dylan Plautz. Here is hoping your experience at KU leads to a valuable education and success on the football field.

9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Jeff Coffman

Accepting mediocracy is not the path forward.

9 months, 1 week ago

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John Brazelton

At the present state of the KU football program, every recruit, regardless of scholarship status, should be welcomed to KU. Some of these recruits will be the ones that help turn the KU football program around.

9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Jeff Coffman

I'm not sure I fully agree. If we are accepting JUCOs that are taking away from the scholarship pool, setting up another dismal scholarship plan in the future, I think sometimes we are taking an intolerable risk again. A walk-on presents limited risk and this guy I am in favor of, I'm also good at risking borderline high school. I am not a fan on taking borderline JUCOs, they set you back even further.

9 months, 1 week ago

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Aaron Paisley

Beaty has been much better at JuCo recruiting than Weis ever was. A lot of Beaty's JuCo recruits have had 3 years of eligibility, enrolled in January, and have contributed on the field. We cannot say that about Charlie Weis and his JuCo recruits. Also, most of the JuCo's Beaty is bringing in are skill position players which is much more manageable than bringing in a bunch of JuCo linemen like Weis did. Beaty is bringing in almost exclusively HS linemen which will leave a much better foundation for a future coach than the one Beaty inherited.

9 months, 1 week ago

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Jack Joiner

Here's to hoping Dylan a long and successful career as a Jayhawk.

9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Steve Corder

Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, has a grandson quarterbacking Highland Park for a possible 2nd straight 5A championship next Friday. Texas Tech has extended scholarship offer.

9 months, 1 week ago

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Steve Corder

Arkansas offered. Get this kid!

9 months, 1 week ago

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Kevin Robert Fest

The more bodies at one position the better the chance of of finding a player at that position who hopefully can lead the offense. But without an offensive line what good is any quarterback?

9 months, 1 week ago

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Chad Smith

i think we may have found the next todd reesing, watching him , is almost like watching todd

9 months, 1 week ago

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Jeff Coffman

The next coach will be happy to see this guy on our roster.

9 months, 1 week ago

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Jeff Coffman

Summary of KU recruiting since the season has ended:

4 and 5 Star recruits have opened up their recruitment or accepted other offers.

An increase in JUCO recruits.

An increase in walk-ons.

Limited HS recruits that are scholarship players (3*).

All in all a sign that Girod has accepted mediocracy at our university and Zenger still doesn't matter.

9 months, 1 week ago

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Marty Clark

Welcome to Lawrence.

9 months, 1 week ago

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Maria Ungaro

Welcome Dylan.

Hey don’t bash a young 18 yr old for excepting a walk on. Didn’t a walk on just win the Heisman trophy and playing for a National Championship.

Sounds like a quality kid talking to the likes of Harvard & Stanford.

These walk on’s Can be the future of this program if trained and coached correctly.

Good luck bud.

Rock Chalk Jayhawks

9 months, 1 week ago

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