HEBRON, Texas — Clayton Tune is no longer on the market — again.
On Oct. 21, he opened his recruitment with an 18-word tweet:
I have opened up my recruitment! I'm going to put my faith in God and trust the process.
— Clayton Tune (@ClaytonTune7) October 22, 2017
On Sunday, per a report from Yahoo Rivals’ Jayhawk Slant, Tune re-committed after Kansas coaches met with the quarterback and his family after recruiters were released to recruit on the road.
“Coach [David] Beaty, Coach [Kenny] Perry, and Coach [Perry] Riley all came to my house,” Tune said to Jayhawk Slant. “It was cool to see them because I hadn’t seen them in a while.”
Tune, one of the Jayhawk’s first quarterback offers of the 2018 season and one that holds offers from Baylor, Houston, Iowa, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon, North Texas, and Texas A&M. At the time of his de-commitment, Tune had passed for 1,475 yards and 14 touchdowns with two interceptions through seven games and Hebron was 6-1.
Little more than a month later, Tune finished with 2,409 yards and 23 touchdowns against nine interceptions and a 67 completion percentage. Hebron reached the bi-district round of the UIL 6A playoffs, falling to Allen High School, the Associated Press and USA TODAY High School Sports Experts’ Super 25 No. 3 team.
Tune threw for more than 6,700 yards during his four-year career at Hebron and was voted as the District 5-6A MVP in 2016 after leading the Hawks to a 6-1 record and a second-place finish. At 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, Tune is ranked as the No. 31 pro-style quarterback, the No. 103 overall prospect in the state, and the No. 764 athlete in the nation according to 247Sports Composite.
“They were telling me what to expect when I get there,” Tune said. “One thing has stood out is their loyalty. We really liked them as coaches as well. It’s exciting to know I’m going somewhere to try and have an immediate impact. So that’s exciting.”
The decision to veer away from his home state of Texas may be surprising given 247Sports’ reports that he favored Baylor and Waco over the other eight candidate schools. Kansas finished the 2017 college football season 1-11 overall and 10th in the Big 12 Conference at 0-9 but kept pace with Kansas State and West Virginia in high-scoring losses.
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