Kansas football rounds out 2024 OT class with David Abajian commitment

Kansas offensive line coach Scott Fuchs points out positioning during a drill exercise at Saturday's public practice
Kansas offensive line coach Scott Fuchs points out positioning during a drill exercise at Saturday's public practice /

Class of 2024 offensive tackle David Abajian committed to Kansas football today, becoming the 16th pledge of the Jayhawks’ recruiting class.

The Kansas Jayhawks have been relatively quiet on the recruiting trail for the past few months. Dakyus Brinkley — who made his college decision on July 4 — was KU’s most recent commitment. Additionally, top in-state recruit Michael Boganowski chose Oklahoma as his future school yesterday.

While Jayhawk fans are still likely upset from last week’s disheartening defeat to Oklahoma State, they received some good news when 2024 offensive tackle David Abajian pledged to Kansas football.

Despite initially committing to Oregon State, the California native re-opened his recruitment due to the Beavers’ uncertain stance in conference realignment. They are one of two remaining schools — Washington State being the other — in the Pac-12 without a new destination lined up.

Kansas football kept a close eye on him even after he selected Oregon State. Cal also made a run to land him, as they were another school that originally interested him, but the Jayhawks were able to win him over in the end.

Abajian, the No. 871 player on 247 Sports Composite rankings, is a mobile lineman with tremendous athleticism in his 6-foot-5, 275-pound frame. He has a lot of promising traits that could make him a future mainstay in Scott Fuchs’ O-line rotation.

While his ability to move swiftly is one of his most impressive qualities, Abajian could also see time at guard. However, if he continues to put on the necessary weight and improves his footwork, he could battle with fellow Kansas football commit Carter Lavrusky for offensive tackle snaps in the upcoming years.

Abajian is the 16th and potentially final commit of KU’s 2024 recruiting class. If all the current recruits last until National Signing Day, Kansas would bring in four offensive linemen during this cycle. That would be the first time that happened during the Lance Leipold era. He and Lavrusky, Harrison Utley, and Kene Anene could be needed soon, considering the team’s two best players in the trenches (Mike Novitsky and Dominick Puni) graduate after this season.

His Hudl film can be watched here.

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