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Kansas offers 2016 running back

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O'Fallon, Ill., class of 2016 running back Kentrail Moran utilized a family connection at Kansas to land his fourth scholarship offer of the process.
"My cousin, Tony Pierson, goes there and he told Reggie Mitchell, the running backs coach, about me," Moran said. "(Mitchell) came down to our school in May and told my coach I was a candidate for an offer soon."
Official word of the Jayhawk's offer came through this weekend in a phone conversation between Moran and Mitchell.
"I talked to him last night and he told me I had an offer," Moran said. "He told me I am a great athlete, he likes the way I run the ball and he wants me to play for KU."
The 5-foot-9, 186-pound Moran plans to attend Kansas' first home game of the 2014 season on Sept. 6, but in the meantime is learning about the program from his cousin, Pierson.
"He told me that Kansas is a nice place," Moran said. "I think Kansas is an up-and-coming program and I like the school too."
Prior to the Kansas offer, Moran had received offers from Illinois, Northern Illinois and Syracuse. He continues to receive interest from other schools throughout the country.
"I am feeling pretty high on Michigan, Oregon and Kentucky too," Moran said. "Me and Coach Heck (Jeff Hecklinski) from Michigan talk a lot. Also, Coach (D.J.) Eliott from Kentucky I keep in touch with a lot too."
Moran is coming off a sophomore season in which he accumulated 1,312 yards of total offense and 14 touchdowns.
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