December 1, 2012; Morgantown, WV, USA; Kansas Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis looks on against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the third quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium. The West Virginia Mountaineers won 59-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Football Recruiting: Kyron Watson Commits to Jayhawks


On Tuesday, the same day Andrew Wiggins signed with the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team, Kyron Watson signed with the football team. Watson, was initially slated to visit Michigan this upcoming weekend, though instead surprised many with signing to play for head coach Charlie Weis and the Jayhawks football team.

Watson, is ranked as the 19th linebacker for the class of 2014 class. He is a four-star recruit from ESPN and a three-star guy from Rivals. Watson is rated the nation’s number four linebacker and 100th recruit overall from ESPN. The 6-0 linebacker from East St. Louis, Illinois  runs the 40 in 4.67 seconds. He has great speed, and has the potential to be a huge recruiting coup for a team in need of help on defense.

Watson, was offered scholarships from Purdue, Iowa State, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Syracuse and TCU. He was also recruited by Alabama and Ohio State.

The linebacker racked up 142 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions as a junior at East St. Louis High.

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