HUNTINGTON - Marshall University Head Coach Doc Holliday has announced the Thundering Herd’s 2014 recruiting class. The group features 28 student-athletes and includes four student-athletes who are mid-year enrollees and two who are already enrolled as transfers.
“I honestly think this class is as good as we’ve signed here, and I wouldn’t trade it for anybody else’s,” said Holliday. “I’m glad we got them. We’ve added a lot of great talent to what we have coming back for 2014.”
Various recruiting services rank Marshall’s 2014 recruiting class, which features 15 players from Florida and Georgia, as the top class in Conference USA by a wide margin and 247sports.com ranks it as the top class among the non-power conferences. Marshall landed 11 three-star recruits, according to Rivals.com. No other C-USA school (2014 membership) had more than four.
Marshall’s 2014 football signees announced Wednesday:
A.J. Addison, ol, 6-6, 290, Fork Union (Va.) Military
Emanuel Beal, wr, 6-1, 200, Hillgrove HS, Powder Springs, Ga.
Ryan Bee, dl, 6-7, 245, Hillsdale HS, Ashland, Ohio
Fedrice Binot, ol, 6-3, 252, Lake Gibson HS, Lakeland, Fla.
Alex Cason, wr, 6-2, 180, Valdosta (Ga.) HS
Keion Davis, rb, 6-1, 185, Langston Hughes HS, Fairburn, Ga.
Nathaniel Devers, ol, 6-3, 261, Washington HS, Massillon, Ohio
Jordan Dowrey, ol, 6-1, 270, Handley HS, Winchester, Va.
Hyleck Foster, wr, 5-11, 186, Gaffney (S.C.) HS
Kendall Gant, db, 6-3, 184, Lake Gibson HS, Lakeland, Fla.
Cole Garvin, qb, 6-1, 200, Sandy Creek HS, Tyrone, Ga.
Donquell Green, wr, 5-8, 160, Burke County HS, Waynesboro, Ga.
Maurice Hall, lb, 6-3, 225, Gibbs HS, St. Petersburg, Fla.
LaDerrick Hammond, db, 6-2, 175, Jefferson County HS, Louisville, Ga.
Kaleb Harris, lb, 6-3, 207, Norwayne HS, Creston, Ohio
Nyquan Harris, dl, 6-2, 310, Lake Taylor HS, Norfolk, Va.
Frankie Hernandez, lb, 6-2, 203, Largo (Fla.) HS
Demetrius Johnson, db, 6-2, 205, Annapolis (Md.) Christian HS
Quintavious Knight, db, 6-0, 175, Georgia Military, Milledgeville, Ga.
Brandon Mitchell, ol, 6-4, 310, Pierce CC, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Tomell One, dl, 6-3, 270, Bayside HS, Palm Bay, Fla.
Antavis Rowe, db, 5-10, 170, Washington HS, Atlanta
Jason Smith, dl, 6-3, 235, East Coast Prep, Great Barrington, Mass.
Malik Thompson, de, 6-6, 275, Fork Union (Va.) Military
Reese Wooten, wr, 6-2, 170, Cairo (Ga.) HS
Ryan Yurachek, te, 6-3, 225, Carolina Forest HS, Myrtle Beach, S.C.