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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Answering Dwight Jones questions

By far the most asked question since Signing Day has centered on Hargrave Military Academy wide receiver Dwight Jones. He's a standout talent no doubt, but he's not on Marshall's recruiting radar as far as I know. It could simply come down to numbers with the Thundering Herd's near overflow of wideouts. Not saying that it won't happen, but I'd be surprised if Jones lands in Huntington.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Few signing day surprises

Signing day played out according to script with each verbal commitment signing. As an added bonus, it was discovered that Martin Ward, an absolute SEC-caliber prospect, should be all set eligibility-wise. Safe to say, Marshall isn't lacking for running backs.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Expect the expected

We’re just hours away from National Signing Day and my best guess is that Marshall fans can rest easy. Marshall has secured a third straight recruiting class long on speed, but with a lessened emphasis on linemen compared to the previous two years. Expect the expected today, with few if any surprises. Especially considering the five junior college recruits already on campus combined with the strong push in the last two weeks, this is another strong class. We’ll discuss at length over the next few days.

Monday, February 04, 2008

LB Gale commits to Herd

Tyson Gale capped his Super Bowl Sunday by committing to Marshall University’s football program after watching five former Thundering Herd players compete on sport’s largest stage. Gale, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound linebacker, called to commit late Sunday night from his Oklahoma home. Gale, the nephew of Marshall Director of Football Operations Mark Gale, totaled 157 tackles last season, including 16 behind the line of scrimmage.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Four prospects commit to Herd

Marshall continued its strong finishing push to recruiting season by securing four verbal commitments on Sunday. Running backs Martin Ward and Jordan Taylor, cornerback Leshawn Henderson and linebacker Devon Arrington each committed following their official visits. The Thundering Herd has locked down six commitments since early last week and has approximately two remaining scholarships leading to Wednesday’s National Signing Day.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Feedback on recruiting, coaching moves welcomed

Please share your thoughts on this week’s visiting prospects, including the Dareus brothers, running back Martin Ward and lineman Darryn Davis? This is an impressive group and could help provide an emphatic finish to recruiting season. Also, feel free to share opinions on the hiring of new defensive coordinator Rick Minter and the vacant offensive coordinator position. For what it’s worth, Minter was more than impressive during an extended interview on Friday.