football Edit

Ja'Marr Chase gives Kansas some late night good news

When Ja’Marr Chase took his unofficial visit to Kansas he wasn’t sure what to expect. He heard about the program from lead recruiter Tony Hull. He looked at some of the facilities online before the visit, so he had an idea.

Hull convinced him to take the visit and see everything for himself.

“Everything was how I was told it would be,” Chase said. “It was great. I like what I heard from the academic people. And everything with football was just as good.”

The next stop was the Anderson Family Football Complex. In the last year the Kansas administration built new meeting rooms, locker room, and player’s lounge. Chase looked into the facilities before the visit.

“I saw a video of the locker rooms on Twitter,” he said. “But when you see it in person it is even better.”

Chase gave the Kansas coaches good news late into the night
Chase gave the Kansas coaches good news late into the night

Chase took the visit with his father, Jimmy. After it was complete the two talked the visit over and that’s when Ja’Marr talked about giving the Jayhawks a verbal commitment.

“He liked it a lot,” Chase said of his father. “He told me if I wanted to commit I could do it. He told me to take my time and think about it and I did.”

At 11:30 p.m. Chase got on the phone with Hull and Kansas head coach David Beaty to inform them he was ready to give them his commitment.

“He was very excited,” Chase said about Beaty.

The highly-recruited wide receiver from Bishop Rummel High in New Orleans credited Hull with early recruiting and talking to him about taking the visit. Chase admitted he wasn’t thinking about committing before the visit.

“I wasn’t expecting that at all,” Chase said. “I was expecting that I would commit later in the season. But everything came at me and the last minute and I knew I was ready. Coach Hull has been really good and hasn’t cut any corners. He kept everything real. He tells me things I need to do that help me.”

The Jayhawks haven't had a four-star receiver give them a commitment since 2010. Chase joined Devonta Jason on Saturday giving them two in the same day. Chase had offers from Florida, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas Tech, TCU, and several others.

At 6-foot-2, 185 pounds he combines good size with great speed. The Kansas coaches told Chase on his visit they like the way he runs routes and uses his speed.