Kansas wide receiver Chase Harrell’s time as a Jayhawk has come to an end.
On Friday evening, Harrell, a redshirt sophomore, announced that he will graduate from Kansas this summer and pursue an opportunity elsewhere as a graduate transfer.
“So blessed to say I will be the first person to GRADUATE from college in my family this summer,” Harrell said in his Twitter announcement. “With that being said, with everything I have been through this past 6 months, I’m looking for a FRESH start and have decided to transfer from KU and play my FINAL TWO years at another D! University.”
— CH3⃣ (@1ChaseHarrell) April 13, 2018
A former 3-star prospect, Harrell redshirted during his first season in Lawrence, Kan. in 2015 before playing three games as a redshirt freshman in 2016. Last season, however, Harrell emerged as a key contributor for the Jayhawks. His 25 receptions marked the third-best effort on the team and his 3 touchdown receptions served as the second-best mark among Kansas receivers. Harrell’s 221 receiving yards also placed him among the top five on the team.
But rather than attempting to continue ascending up Kansas’ leaderboards in 2018, Harrell will join the graduate transfer market.
Harrell will be eligible to play immediately at the school of his choice, and will have two years of eligibility remaining.