Kansas football awaiting the commitment of potentially game-changing Jayhawks EDGE

Bai Jobe is the top priority for Kansas football right now
Michigan State defensive lineman Jordon Bai Jobe runs a drill
Michigan State defensive lineman Jordon Bai Jobe runs a drill / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA

Kansas football made a massive splash in the transfer portal after landing former Michigan OL Amir Herring this week. The redshirt freshman has four years of eligibility and should be a tremendous addition to the offensive line in the future. Now, the coaching staff pivots to another transfer who is high on the Jayhawks' wish list.

Ex-Michigan State EDGE Bai Jobe recently wrapped up his official visit to the KU campus. He will head to Mississippi State next, which is likely the most significant competition in the race for Jobe. After that, he is expected to make his college decision shortly after.

Kansas football hoping for Bai Jobe commitment after official visit

Jobe is essentially a high school recruit with an extra year of experience since he redshirted his freshman season in East Lansing. He was a 4-star recruit out of Community Christian School and ranked the 55th-best player in the country on 247 Sports. Since he transferred, Jobe was rated the 18th-best EDGE and a top-200 player overall.

Despite only playing football since 2018, the Senegal native was one of the most gifted front-four players in his recruiting class. He is an athletic freak, standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing in at 235 pounds after dropping weight to improve his explosiveness. The Spartans are a program that tends to recruit at a high level, and he was the highest-ranked player in their 2023 class, which goes to show just how talented he could be.

Kansas and Mississippi State are considered the two teams to beat even though Jobe has a visit to UTSA scheduled. A decision could be made by the end of next week if he does not plan on taking any more trips to other schools. It should bode well for Leipold and Co. that they received the first visit.

The Jayhawks must fill the void that was left at EDGE when Austin Booker departed for the NFL Draft. While replacing an All-Big 12 First-Team caliber player won't be easy for the coaching staff, Jobe could develop into something special if he's given time. KU supporters should keep a close eye on his recruitment moving forward.