Elite QB to Visit Marshall

With the exception of a few years in the late 2000's, Marshall University has always had at least one All Conference level quarterback on their roster. Doc Holliday and staff are on the lookout for the next guy who could fill out that roll on the Huntington Campus.

In the mid 1980's Carl Fodor broke literally every passing record in the Marshall record books. He was followed by stars like Tony Peterson, John Gregory, Michael Payton and Todd Donnan. Donnan was followed by Chad Pennington and Byron Leftwich. Even quarterback's Stan Hill and Bernard Morris put up some solid numbers as they bridged the gap for the most recent superstar quarterback Rakeem Cato.

This weekend, Marshall will receive a visit from an Elite 11 quarterback named Stephen Collier. The Lee County High School standout was recently announced as one of the Elite 11 finalists. Collier is 6'4" tall and weighs in at 210 pounds.

Last season, as a junior the Leesburg, Georgia native was a first team 5A Region 1 quarterback. He ended the season with 33 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns.

Lee is currently rated the 58th best quarterback in the country by scout.com and has three stars.

Collier does have an offer from Marshall. His lead recruiters are Coach Todd Hartley and Coach Bill Legg. The good news for the Herd staff is not only does Collier have an offer, but he is making a visit to campus this weekend.

According to Collier, he has offers from, "Troy, La Tech, Middle Tennessee, Harvard, Toledo, Cincinnati Wake Forest, Western Kentucky, Georgia State, and Boston College." I asked Collier what all he knew about Marshall and he said, "I don't know too much about Marshall as a school but I've heard nothing but great things about The Herd. I know they throw the ball a ton and I don't know a QB that doesn't like that."

Currently Collier said he does not have a top 3, however, he would like to commit to his future school before his senior season at Lee County begins.

Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com for further updates.

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