The prize recruit of Kansas football’s recruiting class is no longer a Jayhawk.
Devonta Jason, a four-star receiver ranked 31st nationally by Rivals, announced that he had decommitted from KU on his Twitter account Sunday afternoon. He originally pledged to KU on Feb. 4.
Jason was long considered a potential program-changing recruit for the Jayhawks if his commitment held. He attends the same high school — Landry-Walker in New Orleans — as KU safety Mike Lee.
KU’s coaches continued to try to secure Jason in recent weeks. That included Thursday, when coach David Beaty and five of his assistants visited Jason at his house.
At one point in February, KU had six commitments from Louisiana. That number is down to two, though committed defensive back Corione Harris said last week he is down to KU and Mississippi State.
The Jayhawks also lost Cartez Crook-Jones, a three-star defensive end who had previously committed, to Kansas State on Sunday.