Kansas Recruiting Corner: Terry, Mundine, and Other Tid-Bits

C.W. O'BrienCorrespondent IAugust 1, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Coach Mark Mangino of the Kansas Jayhawks walks on the field with his team before the game against the Missouri Tigers at Arrowhead Stadium on November 24, 2007 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Keeston Terry Commits

While it was just speculation yesterday at noon when I posted the rumors, it became official late yesterday afternoon. While Rivals has not yet made the change, both Scout and ESPN have confirmed that Terry is now a Jayhawk. If that isn't quite enough confirmation, the story has been confirmed on Husker Extra.

Terry is a Four-Star wide receiver prospect on both Rivals (WR No. 37) and Scout (WR No. 24). Keeston is the son of former KU stand-out Doug Terry. He is listed at 6'3", 185 lbs., and runs a 4.6 forty. He is known for his burst out of cuts, skill at intermediate routes, and the quality of his hands.

Terry also had offers from Nebraska, Stanford, Wisconsin, Illinois, K-State, and Mizzou. He is the Jayhawks 11th commit for the Class of 2010, committing less than an hour after linebacker Jimmay Mundine.

“My decision had nothing to do with the people up in Lincoln or the coaching staff,” Terry told Scout.com yesterday. “There are great people up there with awesome fan support but I just felt more comfortable in Lawrence. I was real torn between the two schools but you can only choose one and my heart was leading me to a different direction.”

Terry is just the latest in a string of Nebraska decommits that the Jayhawks have picked up in recent years. Expect this budding recruiting rivalry to continue to develop over the next several years as the Huskers and Jayhawks improve.

Jimmay Mundine Commits

Jimmay Mundine of Denison, TX became the 10th Kansas verbal for the Class of 2010 yesterday afternoon. The linebacker/defensive end prospect is listed at 6'2", 215 pounds, and runs a 4.65 forty. He has not yet been rated by any of the big three recruiting services. Despite playing primarily at defensive end, he is being recruited as a linebacker.

Mundine, who only had one offer, thoroughly impressed the coaching staff with his performance at the Super Jayhawks Camp earlier this summer.

The Denison High School product has also stated that he is trying to convince fellow teammate and Texas Tech defensive end commit Jaqwaylin Arps to come to Kansas as well. Mundine and Arps were on campus Tuesday and both came away thoroughly impressed.

It is important to note that Mundine is one of SEVERAL Denison High School prospects that KU is recruiting. The most widely known is Four-Star running back DJ Jones Jaqwaylin Arps has held a KU offer since the beginning of 2009.

Wide receiver Cody Reeves, who ran a 4.45 electronically timed 40 at the Super Jayhawk Camp, and WR/QB Jordan Taylor have also drawn interest.

In Other Recruiting News

• Jatashun "Big Tex" Beachum made his way to Lawrence for an unofficial visit on Friday. Beachum was expected to be on campus earlier this month, but his visit was delayed. This exciting athlete has been a heavy KU lean for several months, and could be the next prospect to commit for the Class of 2010.

• Donovan Vestal has indicated that he will likely take a few more visits before committing anywhere. It is unclear how this will affect KU's recruiting. Vestal has been the number one defensive end target for KU for several months and has been a strong KU lean for quite a while.

It is unknown whether he is looking to make sure that KU is the right place for him or if he is looking to see if he can find a better offer. While Vestal has indicated recently that he wants to have his commitment locked down by early August, his deadline may be pushed back so that he can make his additional visits.

• Athlete Marquisse Hill is no longer committed to the University of Missouri. He has been a soft verbal for several months, but has finally decided that it is wide open. His top three are Arkansas, Minnesota, and Mizzou.

While it is unlikely that Hill will end up at KU, he is also unlikely to recommit to Mizzou. Expect Hill to join his cousin Ronnie Wingo (Class of 2009) at Arkansas.

Happy Trails

KU lost another prospect yesterday, although the writing has been on the wall for several months. Milton was never really sold on KU, and it appeared that Lawrence was probably his Plan C at best. It is a shame...a 6'6" receiver with 4.6 speed could have done some serious damage in OC Ed Warinner's system.

• Wide Receiver Matt Milton from Mascoutah, IL has committed to Tennessee.