Pittsburg LB Jerek Butcher plans to join KU football

As the Kansas football coaching staff geared up for the last weekend before National Signing Day, Les Miles and his assistants learned that one of their under-the-radar recruits plans to join the Jayhawks.

A 6-foot linebacker from Pittsburg, Jerek Butcher tweeted out on Thursday night his decision to become a part of the KU program.

Named an all-state Class 4A linebacker by the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital-Journal following his senior season, Butcher will be a preferred walk-on.

Butcher was recruited by KU’s special teams coordinator and inside linebackers coach, Mike Ekeler.

“Ever since I was born I’ve been a die-hard KU fan,” Butcher told Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant. “My whole room is blue with Jayhawks all over it, literally. It’s been Rock Chalk since day one.”

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