The Eve Of NSD

Doc Holliday most likely began work on the class of 2013 at least eighteen months ago. The fruits of his, and his staffs' labor will be announced throughout the day tomorrow as National Signing Day begins across the football landscape. Herdhaven.com will provide coverage throughout the day with up to date message board posts and updates as the day unfolds.

Prior to tomorrow's big day, Herdhaven.com has put together a current list of the players who are committed to the program at this time.

The commitments began early and often for the Herd this year, as they snagged three highly regarded offensive lineman prior to June being over.

Cody Collins – Collins was the first player to commit this season. The 6'2", 275 pound offensive linemen from Ohio is expected to sign with Marshall tomorrow.

Gerald Wright – Wright, a big 6'4", 295 pound three star offensive lineman committed to the Herd early, and has been firm in his commitment since the beginning. Wright is expected to sign with Marshall tomorrow.

Michael Selby – Selby committed in June to the Marshall staff. He is a 6'3", 273 pound lineman who watched his stock grow throughout his senior season. At first, he chose Marshall over Mississippi State, then set back and waited for signing day. Georgia Tech, then came calling with a last minute offer to the three star offensive lineman three days prior to signing day. The in home visit was not enough to sway the young Selby as he verified his commitment to Marshall. Selby is the 57th ranked player at his position and very well could come in and compete from day one. Selby is expected to sign with Marshall tomorrow.

Kevin Anderson – Anderson committed in July to Marshall. Anderson is a 6'2", 190 pound quarterback from Boca Raton Florida. Anderson is expected to sign with Marshall tomorrow. In fact, Anderson is already enrolled and taking classes at the Huntington, WV campus.

Josh Knight – Knight is an under the radar wide receiver from Fort Pierce Central High School. One attribute that the Florida wideout possesses is his size. Knight is a tall 6'1" and could step in and play some on the outside. Knight is expected to sign with Marshall tomorrow.

Aaron Plantt- Plantt is an undersized outside linebacker with a lot of potential. Plantt is 6'1", 200 pounds from Hallandale, High School. Plantt is expected to sign with Marshall tomorrow.

Taj Letman – Letman could turn out to be the jewel of the class. Letman is a three star, highly regarded JUCO safety from Holmes. Letman suffered a hand injury prior to the start of the season. This prevented him from playing, however, it now allows the sophomore to be safety, three years to play at Marshall. Letman is a 6'3", 195 pound safety built like former Marshall star, and NFL Player Rogers Beckett. After his signing, it was said that had he not suffered that injury he could have played anywhere. Letman is expected to step in and start immediately.

Arnold Blackmon – Blackmon is expected to provide depth at the defensive end position. This became even more evident when junior to be Rashawde Myers apparently left the program. Blackmon is a 6'2", 235 pound end from Navarro Junior College. Blackmon was a mid year signee, however, he is not currently in class. Blackmon is expected to be in Huntington this summer.

Stefan Houston – Houston is a 6'2", 192 pound ultra athletic outside linebacker from Fork Union Military Academy. Houston was once signed by Maryland and has tremendous ability and could step in and play immediately. Houston is expected to sign with Marshall tomorrow and is already enrolled in classes.

Angelo Jean- Louis – Marshall received the commitment from Jean-Louis then had to hold on until he enrolled. The four star wide out enrolled and is already in classes. It is unclear if Jean-Louis will be eligible for the 2013 season, but having him on campus is a big win for this coaching staff.

Jeremy Benjamin – Benjamin has been committed to Marshall for over a month. Benjamin is a big time linebacker from McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida. He is a 6'2", 215 pound Middle Linebacker. The recruiting from around Benjamin has been quiet. It is assumed that Benjamin will sign with Marshall tomorrow. His LOI will definitely be one that the staff will be excited to see upon its arrival.

Deontay McManus – McManus is a former West Virginia signee. McManus went to the Atlanta Sports Academy and the committed to Marshall. McManus is a big time receiver with skills and size to take over football games. McManus was a four star recruit coming out of high school. It was rumored that McManus was down to Marshall and SMU. McManus, now a three star wide receiver, chose Marshall and enrolled this January.

Lakeith Murray – Murray is a 6'0", 183 pound junior college safety from Ventura Community College. Murray should step in and play once he arrives in Huntington. Murray will have two years to play two when he arrives. Murray committed to Marshall and appeared solid until USF came into the picture late. Murray then took his official visit to Marshall and says he is solid to the Herd. Murray is expected to sign with Marshall tomorrow.

Chocolate Wilson – Wilson could be another one of those players who steps in and becomes a star in this class. Wilson is a 5'10", 162 pound defensive back with big time ball skills from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Wilson is the 121st ranked corner back. Wilson chose Marshall over a few BCS schools. Wilson committed following his official visit in late January. A Three Star defensive back, Wilson is expected to sign with Marshall tomorrow.

Chris Huhn – Huhn is a towering 6'6", 275 pound offensive lineman from Pickerington, Ohio. Huhn is rated the 94th offensive tackle, and rated three stars by scout.com. Huhn had originally committed to Western Kentucky, the changed his verbal commitment to the Herd in late January. Huhn is expected to sign with Marshall tomorrow.

Neville Hewitt – Hewitt is a 6'2", 215 pound linebacker from Georgia Military Academy in Georgia. Hewitt should supply immediate help and/or depth to the Herd's linebacking corp. Hewitt is rated two stars, and is expected to sign with Marshall tomorrow.

Justin Hunt – Hunt is a two star wide receiver from Memphis, Tennessee. Hunt is a tall wide receiver with similar measurables to departing senior Aaron Dobson. Hunt is 6'3" tall and weighs 180 pounds. Hunt chose Marshall over Memphis and USM. I touched base with Hunt last night who reiterated that he is fully committed to Marshall. Hunt is expected to sign with Marshall tomorrow.

Shykeem Pitts - Pitts is the 122nd ranked safety. Pitts is 5'11", 175 pounds. Pitts is from Ridge Community High School in Davenport, Florida. Pitts is fully expected to sign with Marshall tomorrow.

Tony Pittman – Pittman is a running back from Phoebus, High School in Hampton, Virginia. Pittman is 5'11" tall and weighs 200 pounds. Pittman is a bruising running back who always seems to be running down hill. Pittman committed to Marshall following his visit on January 27th. Pittman is expected to sign with Marshall tomorrow.

In addition to the aforementioned recruits, there are six others who will be a part of the 2013 class.

Kent Turene, Corey Tindal, Tyler Combs, Josh Brown, Larry Jefferson and Gary Thompson are all on campus. Turene, Tindal and Combs will be able to participate in spring practice this season.

Other names to keep an eye out on tomorrow are Sandley Jean-Felix, Markeith Ambles, Mykal Moody, Tiquan Lang, and Da'Wan Hunte.

Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com throughout the day tomorrow for updates.

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