Flavio Gonzalez decommits from Kansas football, opts for Oregon State

Flavio Gonzalez, a left guard at Butler Community College, rescinded his April 30 commitment to transfer to Kansas and instead intends to play at Oregon State.

Gonzalez, who is from Tucson, Arizona, wrote on social mediaMonday night that he had always dreamed of playing in the Pac-12 and was thus decommitting from Kansas. He held a signing ceremony at his old high school, Pueblo High, earlier in the day.

In April, Gonzalez received more than a dozen scholarship offers from FBS programs, including Western Kentucky and Eastern Michigan but Kansas was the only one from a Power 5 school.

In his Monday post, Gonzalez shared photos of himself wearing an Oregon State uniform, suggesting he had taken an official visit to the school earlier this month.

Gonzalez spent the 2019 season at Southwestern, a junior college in Chula Vista, California, then left for Butler, which is two hours southwest of Lawrence in El Dorado.

He will be the fifth offensive lineman joining the Beavers’ incoming class. The Jayhawks have just three in Buffalo transfer Nolan Gorczyca, who enrolled at Kansas in January, and high school graduates James Livingston and Joey Baker.

Kansas has four of five starters returning on its offensive line and is looking to identify its starting left guard, a swing tackle, a reserve guard and a backup center prior to the start of next season. Gonzalez has two seasons of eligibility remaining, plus a potential redshirt year.

His initial commitment kicked off a string of others by players who had chosen to transfer to Kansas. Minnesota wide receiver Doug Emilien committed two days later on May 2, Buffalo right tackle Deondre Doiron said he would attend Kansas on May 6 and Hutchinson Community College defensive end Davion Westmoreland chose to play for the Jayhawks on May 9.


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