Jayhawks pick up pledge from Virginia prep CB Karon Prunty

KU football recruiting

A little more than a week before the start of the December early signing period, the Kansas football team added another commitment for its 2020 recruiting class.

Karon Prunty, who visited KU this weekend, announced on Sunday his plans to join the program.

Prunty, rated a two-star cornerback by Rivals, tweeted out that he is “110% committed” to the Jayhawks.

A 6-foot-2 athlete from Portsmouth, Va., Prunty previously picked up scholarship offers from more than 10 other programs, including Virginia Tech, Temple and Pittsburgh. At one point in his recruitment, Prunty was committed to Liberty.

With Prunty’s pledge, KU head coach Les Miles and his staff are back up to 25 commitments in their 2020 recruiting class, which is comprised entirely of high school prospects at this juncture. Incidentally, 25 is the maximum number of players the Jayhawks could both sign and add to the roster for next season.

Still, more additions and/or subtractions could change that number before the class becomes official. Theoretically, if KU ended up with more than 25, some players could grayshirt and not join the program until the spring of 2021.

All verbal commitments, of course, are nonbinding. Football recruits in the 2020 class can sign as soon as Dec. 18-20. National Signing Day is on Feb. 5, 2020.