Free State lineman plans to walk on with KU football

Blue Valley North TE pledges, too

Kansas University football recruiting

An in-town lineman from Free State High, Spencer Roe on Friday announced his plans to join the Kansas football program.

A defensive tackle and offensive guard during his senior season at FSHS, Roe will join the Jayhawks as a walk-on.

The 6-foot-4, 270-pound lineman revealed his plans via Twitter.

Firebirds choosing their hometown college football team has become a trend the past several years. Roe will become the fifth Free State graduate on the KU roster, which already features recent FSHS standouts Bryce Torneden, Joe and Jay Dineen, and Keith Loneker Jr.

by Spencer Roe

Another in-state walk-on

Roe wasn’t the only local player Friday to pledge to join KU as a walk-on.

Dylan Freberg, a 6-4, 220-pound tight end from Blue Valley North, plans to stay in state and join KU as a non-scholarship player, as well.

According to Sports In Kansas, Freberg accounted for more than 1,000 receiving yards as a senior.

Freberg featured heavily within the BVN offense while playing with quarterback Graham Mertz, a four-star Class of 2019 prospect who is committed to Wisconsin.

by Dylan

by Sports in Kansas

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Brad Farha

#NeatDeal

2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Bryson Stricker

The BV kid is kind of a big deal. He was raised in a KSU household with parents that went there. Shows how much local kids are believing in KU's rebuild and are desiring KU over KSU.

A big feel good moment.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

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John Brazelton

Since this recruiting class is 2/3s JUCO, the more preferred walk-ons the better. If they are good enough and stay with the program, most of them will receive scholarships in two or three years.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

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John Fitzgerald

These are the types of guys you want in your program for 4-5 years that will be studs by their Junior or Senior years. I like it.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Edward Daub

A Firebird in the Hand is worth 2 Browns in the Bush.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Greg Ledom

How refreshing to not see one negative back stabbing comment related to a positive article on KU football and recruiting. God I hope this staff can get it figured out. #neatdeal indeed. Rock Chalk!!

2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Dirk Medema

What's also funny is the negative nancy crowd can't even bring themselves to comment. They've gotten so twisted, they apparently are more concerned about being negative than Jayhawks. If they were being as realistic as they profess, they be able to say something.

Who's got the gif of the Fonz trying to say he was wr r r r r

2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Dirk Medema

It's probably too good to be true, but do you think they would just stay away if/when the team wins.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Kevin Robert Fest

Nope

2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Andy Tweedy

Don't really know anything about these kids, but I love my alma mater, so they're my guys!!!

2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Kevin Robert Fest

Can never have enough offensive linemen no matter how you get them, recruit, transfer, walkon. Couple of years of coaching, weight training, practice he should be good to go.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Fred Davis

I'm just glad to see Beaty actually recruit and land high school kids since he's been hooting and hollering the last three years that he was focused on building the program that way and has since gone Charlie Weis 2.0 with the JUCO desperation Move. The BV kid is interesting because he has great size and is clearly a receiving threat. Now lets see if Beaty - who's in CYA-Save-His-Job-Mode - and his staff can actually develop and PREPARE guys to play in 2018.

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