KU adds 3rd commitment for 2021 with pledge from WR Jaddai Henry
A few days after a victory at Boston College that seemed promising for the Kansas football program’s immediate future, the Jayhawks received some potentially good news for down the road with another commitment for 2021.
Jaddai Henry, a 6-foot-4 junior receiver at Hebron High (Texas), announced Wednesday night his plans to one day — more than a year from now at the earliest — sign with KU.
“After a great talk today, I have committed my talents to (KU football),” Henry wrote in a tweet, tagging receivers coach Emmett Jones and head coach Les Miles in his social media declaration.
Hebron is the same high school where former KU defensive lineman Daniel Wise, now on the practice squad with the Dallas Cowboys, made a name for himself as a prospect.
Though currently unrated by Rivals, 247 Sports lists Henry, the third player in the Class of 2021 to go ahead and commit to KU, as a three-star prospect.
Henry reportedly also has scholarship offers from Howard and William & Mary at this time.
KU picked up its first recruit for 2021 this past July from another Texas prep receiver, Majik Rector, of Lancaster. A pro style quarterback from Bronwsburg, Ind., Ben Easters joined the class in August.
None of the recruits can make his nonbinding commitment to Kansas official until about 15 months from now, in December of 2020.
KU football Class of 2021 commitments
• Majik Rector — Texas prep WR
• Ben Easters — Indiana prep QB
• Jaddai Henry — Texas prep WR