2018 WR Devonta Jason (Billy Embody / SCOUT)

Scout 300 Receiver Devonta Jason Discusses Kansas Commitment

NEW ORLEANS -- Four-star Devonta Jason, one of the top wideouts in Louisiana and a Kansas pledge, broke down his commitment to the Jayhawks at The Opening New Orleans.

The Kansas Jayhawks turnd a lot of heads when they landed a hand full of big-time state of Louisiana prospects the weekend after National Signing Day to kickstart their 2018 class.

Scout 300 four-star receiver Devonta Jason is the highest-ranked of those players and remains committed to the Jayhawks, he told Scout at Sunday's The Opening New Orleans regional camp at Joe Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans East.

The 6-foot-3, 211-pound Jason picked Kansas over a slew of Power Five offers, including programs such as Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and West Virginia. 

"Atmosphere and the coaches they have in their program," Jason pinpointed as reasons for his early commitment to KU. "The coaching staff is great. The atmosphere is great. Everything right now is great."


Jason said running backs coach Tony Hull and head coach David Beaty recruit him for the Jayhawks.

What are they telling him?

"Just the position I have to play immediately and be a big part of their offense," Jason said.

Scout ranks Jason as the No. 167 overall prospect in the 2018 Scout 300 and one of the top overall prospects in the state of Louisiana. He's also a national top 30 prospect at the receiver position.

Jason is 1 of 4 players from Louisiana committed to Kansas, which has six pledges for the 2018 class. Along with Jason, Kansas has commitments from four-star cornerback Corione Harris, four-star running back Anthony Williams, and three-star safety Aaron Brule.

Harris is a teammate of Jason's for New Orleans power Landry-Walker, which the duo helped this past fall to the Louisiana Class 5A state title. Landry-Walker beat fellow perennial power West Monroe  50-21 in the championship bout.

Jason said his strengths are "Everything ... attack the ball and get open to make plays." He also said he's working on his speed this offseason.

As far as possible visits this spring and summer, Jason did not pinpoint any specific schools, but said he's interested in the following:

"Everybody. As many (visits) as I can."

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