The Kansas football program lost the pledge of its most heralded 2020 prospect on Tuesday.
Brennon Scott, a four-star linebacker from Dallas, announced on Twitter his decision to decommit from the Jayhawks.
In a note regarding his change of heart, Scott thanked head coach Les Miles and the KU staff for offering him a scholarship. However, Scott noted “changes in the (KU football) program” led him to back out of his commitment and “explore the best possible opportunity for myself.”
Previously considered the best prospect tied to KU in the Class of 2020, Scott, the only four-star player per Rivals in the Jayhawks’ recruiting class, originally committed in early August, choosing KU over the likes of Texas, USC, Auburn and Oregon.
Scott, a standout at Bishop Dunne High, was recruited by KU receivers coach and Dallas native Emmett Jones.
KU announced the signing of 19 high school seniors during December’s early signing period, but it was known at the time Scott planned to wait until February to sign.
He was one of a handful of players committed to KU who didn’t sign in December. The others who are verbally committed to signing next month are Alabama cornerback JaCobee Bryant, Louisiana defensive lineman Kenean Caldwell and Florida defensive end Chris Jones.
KU football’s announced 2020 signees
(Rivals recruiting rankings listed)
√ Garrett Jones - 3-star OL from Michigan; 6-4, 285 pounds
√ Will Huggins - 3-star TE from Kansas; 6-7, 235 pounds
√ Daniel Hishaw Jr. - 2-star athlete from Oklahoma; 5-10, 200 pounds
√ Caleb Taylor - 3-star DE from Missouri; 6-2, 255 pounds
√ Trevor Kardell - 3-star TE from Lee’s Missouri; 6-5, 225 pounds
√ Krishawn Brown - 3-star LB from Oklahoma; 6-1, 200 pounds
√ Taiwan Berryhill - 3-star LB from Louisiana; 6-2, 200 pounds
√ Steven McBride - 3-star WR from Louisiana; 6-0, 160 pounds
√ Johnquai Lewis - 3-star CB from Florida; 6-0, 185 pounds
√ Tristan Golightly - 3-star WR/TE from Texas; 6-4, 200 pounds
√ Lawrence Arnold - 3-star WR from Texas; 6-3, 185 pounds
√ Armaj Adams-Reed - 2-star OL from Texas; 6-5, 350 pounds
√ Malik Johnson - 3-star WR from Texas; 5-9, 180 pounds
√ Nicholas Martinez - 3-star OL from California; 6-5, 285 pounds
√ Duece Mayberry - 3-star CB from Oklahoma; 6-0, 185 pounds
√ Karon Prunty - 2-star CB from Virginia; 6-1, 190 pounds
√ Jalon Daniels - 2-star QB from California; 6-0, 207 pounds
√ Alonso Person - 3-star LB from California; 6-3, 200 pounds
√ Luke Grimm - 3-star WR from Missouri; 6-0, 170 pounds
KU football 2020 unsigned commitments
• Ja’Cobee Bryant - 3-star CB from Alabama
• Kenean Caldwell - 3-star DT from Louisiana
• Chris Jones - 3-star DE from Florida
• DaVonshai Harden Jr. - 2-star QB from Kansas
• Kyler Pearson - 2-star WR from Oklahoma (signing not yet announced by KU)