Kansas football has been given another chance to land three-star defensive tackle Tyas Martin now that Martin is available again.
For the second time in a short while, Kansas football will have a chance to land a solid commit despite losing out initially. Tyas Martin, a three-star defensive tackle, was originally committed to Virginia Tech; however, Martin has separated himself from the Hokies.
Martin was initially recruited by a number of schools including Kansas, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Virginia, Southern Miss, and North Texas. Martin also received interest from Alabama, Wisconsin, Texas, Oklahoma, and Baylor.
Here is Martin’s Twitter post announcing his decommitment from Virginia Tech on June 23:
Respect my decision..❤️ pic.twitter.com/BdNNbfOT3J
— Tyas Martin (@TyasMartin2) June 23, 2020
Based on his explanation, it looks like Virginia Tech isn’t out of the race yet though. Martin stated that he still plans on visiting Blacksburg, so the Hokies might still have a shot.
For Kansas football, the good news is that the Jayhawks already have a Crystal Ball prediction logged in their favor since Martin decided to decommit. On June 25 Gabe Brooks, the lead expert, made his prediction that Martin will choose the Jayhawks. Crystal Ball predictions should always be taken with a grain of salt, but this is a good sign for Les Miles and Kansas.
Based on his 247Sports ranking, Martin would be one of the top recruits in the class of 2021 for Kansas. He’s just outside the top 500, and he’d be a valuable asset for Kwahn Drake’s defensive line.
Standing at six-foot-three and weighing 318 pounds, Martin looks nearly unblockable on his junior year highlight film. Martin can be seen splitting double teams like they aren’t even there, and just physically dominating his competition at the high school level.
Now that Martin has reopened his recruitment, the Kansas football staff should pursue him to the extent possible given how good Martin could be. The Jayhawks have been given a second chance here, hopefully, they don’t waste it.