Previously one of the top prospects in the Kansas football program’s 2021 recruiting class — and a would-be walk-on for KU basketball — Keon Coleman announced Tuesday evening he no longer plans on playing for the Jayhawks.
Coleman, a 6-foot-4 high school receiver from Louisiana, wrote in a note posted to his Twitter account that it was a hard decision to reach, but he wanted to reopen his recruitment.
“I rushed into my decision and will be looking for a new place to call home for the next (three to four) years,” Coleman shared, adding he will be “exploring all options.”
Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals, Coleman sent his nonbinding verbal pledge KU’s way during an Independence Day live stream this past summer, picking Kansas over Oklahoma and South Carolina.
He’s currently ranked the No. 61 overall receiver in the 2021 class by Rivals, and the 11th-best prospect in the state of Louisiana.
Coleman backed out three days after KU lost to Oklahoma State, 47-7.
The Jayhawks now have 20 of their 25 spots in the upcoming recruiting class occupied, with 18 of those belonging to three-star prospects.
All verbal commitments, of course, are nonbinding. The earliest that Class of 2021 football prospects can sign is Dec. 16.
KU football Class of 2021 commitments
• Majik Rector — 3-star Texas prep WR
• Ben Easters — 3-star Indiana prep QB
• Jaddai Henry — 3-star Texas prep WR
• Kelan Robinson — 3-star Texas prep WR
• Devin Neal — 3-star Lawrence prep RB
• Mason Brotherton — 3-star Arkansas prep TE
• De’Kedrick Sterns — 3-star Texas prep OL
• Edgar Amaya — 3-star Alabama prep OL
• Andrew Simpson — 3-star California prep LB
• Trey Staley — 3-star Georgia prep LB
• Omar Burroughs — 3-star Florida prep DB
• Devonte Wilson — 3-star Florida prep DB
• Kameron Grays — 3-star Alabama prep DB
• Christien Hawks — 3-star Norton prep OT
• D’Marion Alexander — 3-star Texas prep LB
• Tommy Dunn Jr. — 3-star Texas prep DL
• Shad Dabney — 3-star Georgia prep DB
• James Wright — 3-star South Carolina DB
• Deldrick Withers — 2-star Arkansas prep DE
• Larson Workman — 2-star Texas prep OL