A senior safety from the Kansas City metro area, Dewuan Mack announced Monday his decision to decommit from the Kansas football program and reopen his recruitment.
Mack, who posted a note on Twitter to make his move known, plays at Lee’s Summit North (Mo.) and is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.
While declaring his new direction, Mack also thanked the KU coaching staff for believing in him. In particular, Mack thanked former head coach Les Miles, who was in charge of the program when Mack committed nearly a year ago. The prospect also thanked current KU support staffers Jordan Peterson (senior defensive analyst) and Travis Partridge (offensive quality control). Peterson was KU’s safeties coach when Mack committed and helped recruit him to KU.
Prior to Mack and KU severing ties, he was the only prospect remaining in KU’s 2022 recruiting class who originally committed to KU when Miles was still the head coach.
Mack’s move marked the third time since the start of the 2021 season, the first at KU for head coach Lance Leipold, that a 2022 recruit backed out. A pair of Texas prep defensive backs, Jalon Peoples and Jacobe Chester, decommitted in September.
As of now, Leipold and his staff have five high school seniors committed in KU’s upcoming recruiting class. Three-star Alabama athlete Nikki Taylor, who committed back in April, while Emmett Jones was the interim head coach at KU, is the only recruit left who gave his pledge before Leipold took over.
The soonest any of the prospects currently tied to KU can sign and make their commitments to the program official is in December.
KU football Class of 2022 commitments
• Nikki Taylor — 3-star Alabama athlete
• Anthony Davis — 3-star Texas CB
• Kaleb Purdy — 3-star Missouri S
• Joey Baker — 3-star Texas OT
• James Livingston — 2-star Michigan OT