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Kansas Football adds Alabama WR Transfer Daylon Charlot

One of the top recruits from the 2015 class is on his way to Lawrence.

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Daylon Charlot, who played as a true freshman last year for the Alabama Crimson Tide, is reportedly headed to Lawrence. He will have to sit out the 2016 season per NCAA transfer rules, but should be eligible for 2017.

Charlot, 6’0” 180 lbs, played in five games for the Tide last year, catching two balls for nine yards.


"Daylon made really good progress here," Nick Saban said after Thursday's practice. "I just wish he would have had a little more patience to hang in there and I think he would have been a great contributor here and I think he'll have a good career wherever he chooses to go."

Out of Patterson, LA, Charlot was rated as the ninth-best receiver in the country for the 2015 class per Rivals and the 78th player overall. A four-star prospect, he chose Alabama over offers from LSU, Notre Dame, Miami FL, Arizona, and many others.

He was a top-60 recruit per ESPN’s rankings and a top-100 recruit per 247Sports. He was a top-10 WR in all three recruiting services and a consensus four-star recruit.

Man, 2017 can’t get here fast enough. Many don’t expect much out of the Jayhawks this season - and for good reason - but with Quiv Gonzalez opposite Daylon Charlot (both UnderArmour All-Americans) and whoever emerges at QB this fall, the Jayhawks are well set up to have an explosive offense in 2017.

Or maybe not. We all remember KU’s “five-star QB recruits” in the Weis era, Dayne Crist and Jake Heaps. The only thing I’ll say about that right now is David Beaty is not Charlie Weis.

One game at a time though, right? If Beaty can recruit like this off an 0-12 campaign, let’s get a couple wins in the ledger this fall and then see what happens.