The Kansas Jayhawks’ offensive line got a big addition on Sunday. Ohio State grad transfer tackle Kevin Feder has committed to Kansas.
— Six Nine (@Kevin_feder) May 28, 2018
Saying that Kevin Feder is a “big” addition to line that has struggled with depth this spring should be taken literally. Feder stands at 6-foot-9 and weighs 303 pounds, instantly making him one of the more physically imposing tackles in the Big 12.
Injuries kept the former 3-star prospect from Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) from ever factoring in at Ohio State. Feder dealt with a foot injury that cost him most of two seasons in Columbus, and he only appeared in one game with the Buckeyes. He announced his intent to seek a graduate transfer in January.
According to 247Sports’ Scott Chasen, Feder stopped at nothing to make that happen, taking an incredible 31 credit hours in his final semester in order to ensure he could graduate. Having played two seasons and redshirted one, Feder will have two years of eligibility in Lawrence.
His arrival couldn’t come at a better time for the Jayhawks. Kansas suffered from a frightful lack of depth in the offensive line throughout the spring, ultimately contributing to David Beaty’s decision to cancel the annual spring game in favor of a spring showcase.
With his size and pedigree as a transfer from an elite program, Feder could compete right away for a starting tackle spot.