BYU adds a late commitment to its 2016 class in Snow College tight end Hunter Marshall.
BYU landed a much needed addition to its 2016 class by earning the commitment of Snow College tight end Hunter Marshall. Marshall who most recently played at Snow College. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound tight end played his high school football in Acworth, Georgia, and first committed to Georgia Tech out of high school and redshirted in 2012, but then after his LDS mission in Everett, Washington, stayed out West to attend Snow College.
In high school, Marshall was overlooked some due to his high school team being a run-heavy offense but he did earn two-time all-county selection as a wide receiver. He was a three-sport star in high school playing lacrosse and basketball in addition to football; he also was named MVP for his lacrosse team and also best defender in basketball.
Marshall joined ESPN 960 to not only let his announcement be known but also discuss his style of play and making the transition to the tight end position.
“Understanding the technique and how to block and be physical (at the TE position),” Marshall said. “I was a solid athlete and don’t have elite speed being 240 pounds, but I can create mismatches at tight end.”
The hands and athleticism is there as he played wide receiver and that is a huge advantage in converting to tight end, and the biggest move is getting his hand down in the dirt and be more physical. In the BYU offense that will feature the tight end with Ty Detmer’s new offense, so the amount of time he will be blocking or overly physical may not be as much. The Cougar offense will want him catching the ball in this offense.
Marshall will be a preferred walk-on for BYU and have three years of eligibility, and he also is currently training with his teammate wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman who is also going to BYU.
Here is the interview in its entirety.
Here are his highlights.