Buncom becomes KU’s fourth entry into spring transfer portal

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Kansas wideout Surahz Buncom locks onto the ball during practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023.

Kansas freshman wide receiver Surahz Buncom posted on social media Monday morning that he has entered the transfer portal with four years of eligibility remaining.

Buncom will depart the program after one season in which he redshirted and did not play a snap, leaving the Jayhawks with two more scholarship wide receivers left from his recruiting class in Keaton Kubecka and Jarred Sample.

Buncom came to KU from Mater Dei Catholic High School in Chula Vista, California, as a three-star recruit, one of the first commitments in his class when he pledged to the Jayhawks in June 2022.

The 6-foot-4, 175-pound wideout was an early enrollee in the spring of 2023. He will now seek a new home after going through spring practice for a second time in the Jayhawks’ program.

Safety Akili Hubbard, defensive end Davion Westmoreland and running back Red Martel previously entered the portal. KU has not yet added anyone during the spring window.

KU has lost a pair of receivers to the portal this offseason in Buncom and Tanaka Scott Jr. (back in December), but should line up fairly similarly at the position next season with Lawrence Arnold, Luke Grimm, Quentin Skinner, Doug Emilien and Trevor Wilson all slated to return.

Of note, though, Emilien, Kubecka and Sample are now the only players at the position who have any eligibility beyond the 2024 season, and the Jayhawks do not have any additional freshman wide receivers enrolling this summer, meaning they will be under the pressure to add at the position between now and 2025.


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