Versatile athlete Moses Marshall IV has bounced around the last couple years, but plans on making KU his home for the next three seasons.
“Since I was a kid, Kansas has always been my dream school. I’ve always wanted to go to Kansas,” Marshall said. “I transferred from Charleston after my first semester and went to Erie Community College. I made myself a promise that I was going to get where I wanted. So when the opportunity presented itself, I took it.”
He played one season at Erie, splitting time between wide receiver, tight end and H-back. Marshall had three receptions for 78 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown reception in a 54-14 Erie win on Oct. 23.
“I haven’t been on campus recently yet, but I know what the facilities look like — the weight room, the locker room and everything,” Marshall said about the Jayhawks.
“They guaranteed me a chance, and really that’s all I could ask for. They told me they want to use me as an H-back, and as a standup receiver running some vertical and corner routes. I hope to get to the point where I can play tight end, receiver and H-back and never come off the field.”
Marshall, 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, joins the Jayhawks as a preferred walk on with three seasons of eligibility remaining.
“I’m good at finding an open space in the defense,” Marshall said about his strengths on the field. “I’m not a speedster, but I know how to get open. I’m quick for my size.”
When not playing football, Marshall likes playing basketball, working out and writing. He’s currently working on movie and television show scripts.
Marshall believes Kansas coach David Beaty has the Jayhawk program headed in the right direction.
“The program is definitely on the rise,” he said. “I think this season we really started to see a turnaround.”