The Marshall football staff is back in its favorite recruiting territory of Virginia trying to land one of the fastest players (if not the fastest) in the state. Herd Insider has learned that Marshall has offered a scholarship to Eddie Royal a 5'10", 165-pound WR/DB from Westfield HS in Fairfax County, VA.
Royal was selected MVP of the recently completed Nike camp held at Virginia Tech. Royal turned in the fastest time of the 293 prospects who attended the camp, running a 4.37 forty. Royal should get plenty of passes thrown his way as the quarterback for his team is Sean Glennon, who is ranked as the number one prospect in Virginia and is another player Marshall is recruiting.
Royal is ranked as one of the top players in Virginia, and is the brother of current Herd DB Chris Royal. Eddie had 49 catches for 905 yards and 16 touchdowns during his junior season. Marshall coach Shane Miles is recruiting Northern Virginia for the Herd. Herd Insider will have an interview later this summer with Eddie Royal, so stay tuned to GoHerd.com!