Warren Dismissed

Phillip Warren, sophomore defensive back from Southridge Florida has been dismissed from the Marshall football program, according to sources. He was dismissed for actions occurring in an early Sunday morning incident involving Warren, and three teammates. The other three, Stefone Grace, Corie Wilson and Martin Ward will all be punished internally.

Warren was expected to have an impact at the nickel position this season. Coming off a season in which he tallied 26 tackles, Warren ended the year playing very well against ECU and in the St. Petersburg Bowl against Florida International. Warren was a late addition to the Marshall 2010 recruiting class after having committed to Texas Tech.

Although the loss of Warren may hurt, the Herd should be able to move one without skipping a beat.

Marshall returns both starting defensive backs in Monterius Lovett and Darryl Roberts. Lovett is being pushed by returning sophomore Keith Baxter.

Other players who should factor in more than adequately are the aforementioned Wilson, and Deontae West who are both on campus and involved in spring practice.

Marshall will get its share of talent this fall at the defensive back position when highly rated and highly touted freshman A.J. Leggett arrives on campus. Former BCS commit Shawn Samuels is currently on campus as an academic non qualifier. 2012 commit Andre Scott will also arrive over the summer. All three players should have the ability to contribute right away.

Stay tuned to herdhaven.com for further developments.

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