Kansas will be the next destination for offensive tackle Charles Baldwin. The news was first reported by 247Sports.com Friday morning. Baldwin, one of the top junior-college recruits in the nation, enrolled at Alabama in January but in May was dismissed for “a violation of team rules.”
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It’s the second consecutive day that the KU program, which was winless last season, has landed a transfer from the defending national champions. Thursday wide receiver Daylon Charlot announced he was transferring to Kansas from Alabama.
“Kansas is excited for me to come in and I’m excited to go there,” Baldwin said. “I’m going to learn the playbook and work hard this season and then it will be time to rock and roll next year.
“I’ve built a real good connection with (the coaching staff). I appreciate them giving me a second chance to play the sport I love. They’ve been honest with me the whole process.”
The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Baldwin is from Windsor, Conn., and was an outstanding lineman at ASA College-Brooklyn in junior college. He’ll have to sit out the 2016 season but has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
When Baldwin arrived in Tuscaloosa, he was expected to take over the vacant right tackle spot on the Alabama offensive line. However, when spring practice was over, Baldwin was listed on the Crimson Tide’s third team.