Kansas football has an opportunity to land former Minnesota commit

Kansas football seems to be the favorite to land D’Marion Alexander, a three-star linebacker who recently decommitted from Minnesota.

It’s the worst when a good recruit decommits from your school, but in this case, Kansas football has been given a second chance to land a solid recruit. D’Marion Alexander is a three-star linebacker from China Spring High School in Texas, and he ended his commitment to Minnesota on June 23. Alexander was a major target for Kansas before his initial commitment to the Golden Gophers.

Now that Alexander is available again, here are some of the schools the Jayhawks will be competing with for Alexander: TCU, Texas Tech, Baylor, and Arizona State. He’s also gotten some attention from Texas and Texas A&M as well.

Since deciding to decommit from Minnesota, two 247Sports experts have made Crystal Ball predictions in favor of Kansas football, which is certainly a good sign for head coach Les Miles and Kansas football. The two experts, Gabe Brooks and Tim Watkins, have 97.14 percent and 88.89 percent accuracy in the class of 2021 respectively.

Standing at six-foot-five and weighing 215 pounds, it’s easy to see why Alexander is being so highly recruited. His junior year highlight reel is really good, it shows Alexander making multiple tackles behind the line of scrimmage in addition to chasing down ball carriers on plays run away from him.

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If Kansas could land Alexander, he’d be the second-highest rated recruit in the Jayhawks’ 2021 class according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. A commitment would certainly boost the Jayhawks in the team rankings as well, where Kansas is No. 47 in the nation and No. 7 in the Big 12 Conference as of now.

He hasn’t set a timeline for his decision to be made yet, so D’Marion Alexander is certainly a prospect to keep your eye on here in the future.