Kansas football: Westlake’s Keaton Kubecka is a promising receiver target

A detailed view of the Kansas Jayhawks helmet Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
A detailed view of the Kansas Jayhawks helmet Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

2023 wide receiver Keaton Kubecka will be gearing up for a potential breakout season this fall as Westlake, and better yet, he’s scheduled a visit with Kansas football for July 27.

During his sophomore season, Kubecka logged 9 completions for 151 yards, including a touchdown.

The Texas native has been involved in talks with Jayhawks receivers coach Emmett Jones, who has strong connections in the Dallas area. Having Jones engaging with Kubecka early is important, as his interest is starting to grow as August nears.

Kubecka has scored interest from Duke, Vanderbilt, and Texas A&M, along with offers from Houston and Kansas. While he’s been getting attention from across the country, his Kansas visit appears to be an important one on his list.

"“I’m excited for it,” he said. “I’ve been wanting to go to Kansas for a while. I’m excited just to see the campus, the facility, and everything it has to offer. I’m really stoked for it. I’m just excited just to see everything and take in the full experience.”Kubecka on his upcoming visit to Kansas. (JayhawkSlant)"

Pulling up Kubecka’s highlights, it’s clear he’s someone who can finish the play. He’s building dependability early and that will speak volumes to recruiters and scouts.

He isn’t afraid to get physical and make a play, which is what Kansas needs more from their receivers.

This surely influenced Kansas’ decision to offer Kubecka, as finding consistent players to develop upon has been central to head coach Lance Leipold’s philosophy since his arrival in April.

Kubecka’s junior season will be worth keeping up with, as it will help schools track where is progress is at. If he starts turning heads on the gridiron, Kansas will hopefully have established a decent relationship with him and will continue receiving his consideration.

Another factor will be Leipold’s inaugural season with the Jayhawks. If legitimate signs of progress are visible, Kansas will have a much stronger chance of landing prospects such as Kubecka.

Winning over recruits starts with winning football games, or at least staying competitive in them. If Kansas can’t find a way to keep themselves in the ring this season, it’ll be a difficult recruiting trail for Leipold going into his second effort.

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