Pittsburg LB Jerek Butcher plans to join KU football

Kansas University football recruiting

As the Kansas football coaching staff geared up for the last weekend before National Signing Day, Les Miles and his assistants learned that one of their under-the-radar recruits plans to join the Jayhawks.

A 6-foot linebacker from Pittsburg, Jerek Butcher tweeted out on Thursday night his decision to become a part of the KU program.

Named an all-state Class 4A linebacker by the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital-Journal following his senior season, Butcher will be a preferred walk-on.

Butcher was recruited by KU’s special teams coordinator and inside linebackers coach, Mike Ekeler.

“Ever since I was born I’ve been a die-hard KU fan,” Butcher told Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant. “My whole room is blue with Jayhawks all over it, literally. It’s been Rock Chalk since day one.”

by Jerek Butcher

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Dirk Medema

Just saw this on rivals. Good news to get local players.

IIRC they can earn a scholarship and not count against the 25 man annual limit if they first pay their own way.

I think there's a kicker from St. Aquinas that they're recruiting in the same way. IIRC we have a scholarship kicker (?Liam Jones?) that's been handling kick-off for the past couple years. It's good to build depth, especially via local PWOs.

2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Len Shaffer

Welcome, Jerek! It's always great to have someone in the fold who's always dreamed of being a Jayhawk.

2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Karen Mansfield-Stewart

Awesome! Welcome to KU!

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Jim Stauffer

Welcome Jerek. Looking forward to watching you from the stands at Memorial.
Longing for the days of crisp hard hitting KU Football as in the old days.
I know you will play a role in restoring this once proud program to its glory days.

2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Chris DeWeese

Always good to get the Kansas kids.

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Lance Meier

Always good to get KS kids!!!
If U can't get kids out of Ur backyard, then why would out of state kids consider KU...
Keep getting quality players/kids and the program will follow...
RCJH GO KU!!!

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Layne Pierce

In its own way this is very big.
Especially because of how low our scholarships are.

Ten kids of this quality, who would do the same, would really take off some of the impossible deficiencies.

RCJH

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