Defensive lineman Ty McKinney, a highly touted junior college signee, has elected to delay his arrival to Kansas until January, KU coach Charlie Weis announced Thursday.
Weis had previously said that McKinney would arrive on campus Friday after completing his final junior college course. McKinney, 6 feet 3 and 310 pounds, had played two seasons at Trinity Valley Community College in Texas.
“After discussing this matter with Ty McKinney, he has decided to wait until January to enroll at KU,” Weis said. “(Friday) he will take his last final exam and believes that any attempt to catch up academically at KU would be futile.”
McKinney will still have two years of eligibility left when he arrives on campus, beginning in 2013. McKinney had four sacks and 27 tackles at Trinity Valley in 2011.