The Kansas football team continued its momentum in Louisiana with another addition from the state Monday.
Nelson Jenkins, a three-star defensive tackle from Plaquemine, committed to the Jayhawks through a post on his Twitter account.
Jenkins is KU’s seventh early commitment and sixth from the state of Louisiana. That includes Rivals top-300 players Devonta Jason (35th overall in Rivals, sixth at receiver), Corione Harris (60th, eighth cornerback) and Ja’Marr Chase (170th, 31st receiver).
For now, KU is the top-rated Big 12 team in the 2018 Rivals recruiting rankings. The Jayhawks — at seventh nationally — are ahead of such powerhouse programs as Alabama, Miami, Ohio State and Nebraska.
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There is still work to do for KU’s staff. Oral commitments in football are non-binding, meaning prospects are free to change their minds until national signing day.