Marshall Gains Third Commitment

Offensive Line is a position that a program can never have too many players. Many times the starting line may look solid, but an injury or two could totally deplete the unit and bring the best of offenses to their knees. Doc Holliday has been hard at work the past three seasons seeing that depth is not a problem with the offensive line.

The most recent addition to the 2013 Marshall Football Recruiting commitment list is a dominating three star offensive lineman from Washington County High School in Sandersville, Georgia. Standing at 6 foot 3 inches tall, and weighing in at 280 pounds, Michael Selby is a force to be reckon with in Georgia this season. Selby recently committed to extend his playing career beyond high school, and attend Marshall University. I caught up with Selby last week to discuss his recruitment and his commitment.

Selby committed to Marshall on June 20th. The three star lineman is the 60th rated player at his position by He had two other offers from Middle Tennessee State and from Mississippi State University. When asked what made him commit to the Herd, Selby said, "I just had a great relationship with the coaches, loved speaking with Coach (Geep) Wade, and my lead recruiter, Coach (Todd) Hartley."

"When I called Coach Wade to commit, everyone was excited, myself, and Coach Wade. Coach Hartley was my lead recruiter, but Coach Wade will be my position coach." Ultimately, Selby said the decision was a full family decision. "Marshall is the best place for me, both for football in CUSA, and academics. I have a lot of family in the Charleston area."

"I have a great relationship with Coach Wade. I did well during my evaluation period. Coach Wade is a tough coach,, and I am used to it." Comments made by Selby shows that he is a tough guy, and loves to work for everything. "I want to come in and compete right away, but I know I have to pay my dues. I have to work hard early and I will receive what I earn."

When talking about his upcoming football season, Selby commented, "We are one of the top teams, but we have a tough schedule. You have to beat the best to be the best though."

Selby camped this summer at both Mississippi State and the University of North Carolina.

Selby can play both guard or center. Currently Marshall is thin at both of those offensive line positions.

Selby is fully committed to Marshall, and, "cannot wait to get up there and meet the players." Selby carries a 3.87gpa so academic eligibility should not be a concern.

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