The Kansas football team has landed its best high school quarterback recruit ever. Now the hard part will be getting him to keep that pledge.
Lance LeGendre, a Rivals four-star quarterback in the class of 2019, announced that he was committing to KU football and coach David Beaty on his Twitter account Monday morning. The nation's eighth-ranked dual-threat QB also has offers from Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri and others.
“(KU coaches) were pretty fired up,” LeGendre told Jon Kirby of JayhawkSlant. “They told me I can come in and we can all do some great things and build on it from there.”
LeGendre goes to Warren Easton High in New Orleans, where KU assistant Tony Hull once was the head coach.
The commitment is non-binding. Early signing day is in December, which means KU's coaches will have to hold off other schools for 10 months.
If they do, LeGendre will become KU's top-ranked high school quarterback since Rivals started its rankings in 1999.
KU did keep a pair of its early commits from New Orleans in the last recruiting class. Top-200 players Corione Harris and Pooka Williams will be on KU's roster this fall, though Harris' high-school teammate and top-100 player Devonta Jason reopened his commitment in December before choosing Mississippi State.