Clayton Tune (© Greg Powers)

Recruiting Update with Kansas QB Commit Clayton Tune

Scout caught up with Clayton Tune to detail his commitment to Kansas and his recovery coming back from an ACL injury that was suffered late in the 2016 season.

Clayton Tune, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound quarterback from Lewisville (Texas) Hebron made his commitment to the Kansas Jayhawks a few days after National Signing Day during an unofficial visit. 

"I liked the coaching staff," Tune said, "just how they are and their connection to Texas high school football. I just liked being a a part of this rebuilding process, and I think it will be pretty awesome. 

Lawrence is actually really nice. I was kind of surprised by it. When you think of Kansas -- before I even got there -- you think its Kansas it is going to be flat, its ugly, but when I actually got there I was surprised at how nice it was."

Clayton Tune (© Greg Powers)

Last week quarterback Montell Cozart announced that he would be transferring from KU. The quarterback picture on campus there is favorable.  

"The quarterback position is kind of thinning out right now, which is good for me," Tune explained. "They just said I am going to have to come in there ad work and if I do the things that they know I can then everything will work out just fine."

Tune is happy to have the chance to play in he Big 12 Conference, it is the conference he grew up watching and the location of the games is favorable.  

"It is awesome," Tune exclaimed!

I just grew up watching the Big 12 all the time. It is close to home, so a lot of my family will get to come to watch a lot of my games and support me. It is big time football, so it is awesome." 

As a junior, Tune accounted for 2,957 total yards of offense and 30 total touchdowns. He threw for 2,445 yards, 22 TD's, and five interceptions, while rushing for 512 yard and eight scores.

He was named the District Offensive MVP. 

"Accurate passer," Tune answered when asked of his strengths. "I make a lot of plays with my feet. If a play breaks down I am able to extend the play. I am a leader by example. I am labeled as a pro-style on some of those websites, but I really think of myself as a dual-threat." 

In a first round playoff win Tune suffered an ACL injury. He is ahead of schedule on his recovery and should be able to have limited participation in spring football practice.

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