Herd Adds Receiver

Aaron Dobson was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. In doing so, he left a hole at the outside receiver position that needs to be filled. Marshall has a couple players who can step in and play that spot for the 2013 season, but the candidates are all upperclassman and running out of eligibility.

Shawney Kersey, Demetrius Evans and Craig Wilkins are the primary candidates to replace Dobson. All three are either a senior or a junior. It shouldn't surprise many people that the Herd Recruiters are on the trail of some of the top outside receivers in the country, especially in recruiting coordinator, Todd Hartley's, back yard of Georgia.

Alex Cason, a wide receiver from Valdosta, Georgia committed to Marshall on June 15th. Cason's lead recruiter is Todd Hartley. Hartley continues to dive into the state of Georgia to pull out talent, and Cason is no exception.

Cason is a 6'3", 187 pound explosive wide receiver who is accustomed to making plays. At 187 pounds he is already growing into the position.

Marshall secured his commitment earlier in the month, Cason also had high interest, and an offer from the University of Cincinnati.

Cason said he is very excited about his commitment and he said the coaches felt the same when he called them to let them know. Cason said, "the coaches were very excited, they told me I could do very big things in this offense."

Valdosta has been good to the Herd in recent years. Marshall currently has starting linebacker Jermaine Holmes, and defensive tackle Jarquez Samuel on the roster. Cornerback/Safety Tiquan Lang signed with the Herd in February and is on campus.

Cason adds to the current list of eight early commitments that the Marshall staff has brought in thus far.

As of now, Cason has not visited the campus, but intends to soon.

Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com for further updates.

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