Former Five-Star Wide Receiver Recruit Gets Kicked Off Of Ole Miss Before Playing A Single Down

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Wide receiver Chris Marshall was one of the top prospects in all of high school football in the 2022 recruiting class.

The five-star wide receiver opted to stay in state for his college career, heading his 90 minutes down the road to College Station to play for Texas A&M.

“Tall, lean, athletically built outside receiver with frame space to add mass. Size fosters matchup problems against most defensive backs. Large catch radius and natural plucker away from his frame,” Gabe Brooks of 247Sports said of Marshall. “Big-play machine throughout junior and senior seasons. Noticeably improved acceleration and top-end speed as a senior. While athleticism is not verified, flashes increasingly easy field speed with ability to gear up and down, which enhances open-field threat. Also should aid continued route development.”

But Marshall’s time with the Aggies didn’t go according to play. He caught just 11 passes for 108 yards in six games on the field and was suspended multiple times for incidents away from it.

Ultimately, Marshall opted to look for a new home after the season and transferred to SEC rival Ole Miss.

But he struggled to find his footing in Oxford as well, with new head coach Lane Kiffin calling him out following spring practice.

“Instead of a program where you huddle and wait 35 seconds to snap it, we’ve got to get him to get the ball to the official … we’ve got to teach him to do things our way,” Kiffin said.

Many took that as solely a shot at Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M. But it turns out it was more specific to Marshall.

Kiffin kicked Marshall off the team on Saturday, in what was a surprise to fans across the nation.

“Chris Marshall has been dismissed from the Ole Miss football program for violation of team rules. We wish him good luck in his future plans,” an Ole Miss statement read.
Now Marshall must find his third team in as many years. And Kiffin is left searching for help at wide receiver. Which wasn’t what either side hoped for when Marshall made the move.