Dixon, Strickland Join Patton
You just knew that when Marshall hired Kevin Keatts away from Hargrave Military Academy that there would be a connection between the college and prep school programs. Guess what? There is.
For starters, Marshall has Ronald Blackshear ready to roll this year at the fall break and forward David Anderson sitting out this season after transferring from Oklahoma State. What do they have in common? You guessed it, both are former Hargrave players.
On Thursday, Keatts used his Hargrave connections to strike again. The Herd accepted commitments from SF Robert Strickland and center Renardo Dixon, both students currently enrolled at Hargrave.
"He's one of the first guys to come here and he knows that the ones who come in first are the ones who get players out of here," Hargrave coach Mike Preston said of Keatts.
Strickland, a native of Virginia, is one of those do-it-all guys. He'll play the small forward role at Marshall. "I think he's been put in that role for a long time but he can do more than that," Preston said.