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Kansas Cornerback Karon Prunty Enters Transfer Portal

NCAA Football: Texas at Kansas

The Kansas Jayhawks are set to lose arguably their best player to the transfer portal after cornerback Karon Prunty made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday afternoon.

Prunty wrote in party, “First, I would like to thank coach Jackson and coach Miles for believing in me, and giving me an opportunity to play for the University of Kansas football program and earn an education… With that being said I’ve decided to enter the transfer portal. I want to thank the coaching staff, teammates, academic advisors, and the fans for supporting me since the first day I stepped on campus.” 


Prunty was named a a 247Sports True Freshman All-American last season after finishing the season with 26 tackles, nine passes defended and an interception.

He is 6’1” and 189 pounds and the Virginia native came to Lawrence as a three-star prospect. KU beat out offers from Virginia Tech, Tennessee and Pittsburgh.

It’s unclear how much this has to do with the staff turnover, as Lance Leipold was hired last month as the next head coach to replace Les Miles, who was fired in March following accusations of inappropriate behavior toward female students during his head-coaching tenure at LSU.

Prunty will be an asset for whichever program picks him up and this is no doubt a big loss for the Jayhawks.

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