The incoming Kansas University football recruiting class continues to pick up steam.
This weekend, the Jayhawks learned cornerback Kenneth Lynn, out of Kimball High in Dallas, had become the latest member of the Class of 2011 to commit orally to KU.
Lynn’s commitment to KU came at the expense of Iowa State, which had received a pledge from Lynn earlier this year.
Lynn’s relationship with KU receivers coach Darrell Wyatt and his visit to campus earlier this month led to his change of heart.
“Coach Wyatt was the main recruiter at Kansas,” Lynn told Jon Kirby of Rivals.com. “He was always recruiting me and came down to see me. When I called him he was excited I was picking Kansas. I just felt comfortable with the people and players at Kansas. I think it was a better fit for me. I know I will get along with all of the people in the program.”
Lynn, 5-foot-11, 165 pounds, was named to the Texas all-district first team last week. This season, he grabbed four interceptions and returned three for touchdowns. Lynn has been clocked at 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash and has a vertical leap of 36 inches. He chose Kansas over Iowa State, Memphis, Utah and UTEP.
Lynn, a three-star Rivals recruit, becomes the 22nd player to commit to Kansas during coach Turner Gill’s first complete recruiting class. Last year’s class, which included 18 players, was made up of a mixture of players recruited by Gill and former KU coach Mark Mangino.