Kansas defensive lineman Marquel Combs has asked for and been granted a release to transfer to schools outside of the Big 12 Conference, Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis said on Monday.
“Marquel was a great factor in our recruitment of last year’s signing class,” said Weis. “We would like to wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Combs, a native of Memphis, Tenn., came to Kansas from Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif. He did not see any game action during his time at KU. The 6-foot-3, 290-pounder was considered by Phil Steele to be the nation’s top junior college recruit.
“I appreciate the Jayhawk community, as well as my teammates and the staff, for all of the support I have received during my time with the program,” said Combs. “It has been an incredible opportunity and I wish them the best of luck the rest of this season and in the future.”
Even though he didn’t play a snap for the Jayhawks, Combs’ departure is obviously a big blow. This is a program in need of as much talent as possible, especially in the trenches.