University of Kansas

KU football adds commitment, moves to top 10 in 2018 national recruiting rankings

KU coach David Beaty (above) picked up another football commitment Monday when Nelson Jenkins of Plaquemine, La., committed to the Jayhawks through a post on his Twitter account.
KU coach David Beaty (above) picked up another football commitment Monday when Nelson Jenkins of Plaquemine, La., committed to the Jayhawks through a post on his Twitter account. skeyser@kcstar.com

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.

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.

Jesse Newell: 816-234-4759, @jessenewell

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