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Coach Todd Hartley, tight ends coach for Marshall University, continues to hit the recruiting trail hard. Hartley took over as recruiting coordinator after the most recent recruiting coordinator left for another position elsewhere.

Hartley continued his solid work last night when he reeled in one of the best quarterbacks in the country.

Last night, Hartley received a phone call he had been waiting on, a phone call that he knew could someday change the face of Marshall. Sandy Creek quarterback, Cole Garvin phoned in his commitment. Garvin recently was named the top quarterback at the Atlanta MVP Camp.

Garvin flashed onto the scene last year when he threw for 2,730 yards in the state of Georgia. Georgia is a state known for high levels of high school football. In addition to the aforementioned yardage, Garvin threw 20 touchdowns and only seven interceptions, nearly a 3 to 1 ratio.

As mentioned, Hartley was Garvin's lead recruiter. Garvin visited Marshall the weekend of April 20th, and took in the annual Green and White end of spring camp scrimmage. Garvin said, "I looked at everything, and I got to meet everyone, I am really looking forward to getting back up there." When Garvin called in to the staff to let them know of his commitment, he said, "they were extremely and excited."

Garvin is 6 foot tall, and weighs 200 pounds. He is a strong quarterback, who according to some sources, plays a lot older than his 2014 class suggests. Sandy Creek High School is in Tyrone, Georgia.

Garvin also had interest in Middle Tennessee State, Southern Miss, and Arkansas State.

The most intriguing news of Garvin's commitment is that he will be enrolling in January, if, "everything goes as planned."

Garvin just adds to a class that is coming together earlier than in the first few years of Doc Holliday's tenure.

Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com for further updates.

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