Marshall Gets 2013 Wide Receiver

Marshall Head Coach Doc Holliday is always on the lookout for players who can help his program win championships. Just because the 2013 signing day was back in February, that does not mean that there couldn't be any additions. The Herd's most recent commitment falls into this category.

Last season, Marshall was one of the nations leaders in passing yards per game and points per game. Marshall was seventh in the country in points per game and number one in the country in passing yards per game. It should come as no surprise that a potential recruit would say, "I love the program overall, but especially how they throw the ball, score points, and involve all of their wide receivers." That is exactly what wide out, Rodney Allen, from Dallas Lincoln High School said in a recent interview.

Allen, a 6'0", 175 pound wide receiver says that he is coming to Marshall, and will arrive on campus on August 3rd. Although it is unsure whether or not Allen will be eligible at this time, he will have some time to participate until the NCAA makes their ruling. This has been the case in recent memories for players, most notably for Marshall, Steve Dillon.

Allen recently committed to new Marshall wide receivers coach, Mike Furrey. Furrey, the former Detroit Lions standout made an excellent impression on Allen.

Allen also plays defensive back, but said he intends to play wide receiver in college. Allen compares his game to current St. Louis Rams wide out, Tavon Austin. Although Allen does not have that kind of world class speed, only running around a 4.52, his game film does show similar ability.

Prior to committing to Marshall, and before some potential eligibility issues, Allen had been hearing from schools such as Baylor and TCU on a regular basis.

2013 Recruiting Class Note: As mentioned earlier on The Letterman's Club, 2013 recruit Gerald Wright will be attending Prep School at Milford and coming to Marshall in January of 2014. Wright is still excited to become a part of "the Herd," as he told me earlier this week.

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