Marshall Gets DB Commit

Christmas season was a busy one this year for the Marshall coaching staff. First and foremost they were preparing for one of the biggest bowl games, if not the biggest bowl games in school history. They were also trying to get the team ready to travel to Washington DC, balancing time with their families, and last but not least, still recruiting for the upcoming seasons.

The week leading up to and including Christmas led to Marshall obtaining four commitments for the upcoming season. Three of the players were from prep schools, and all three should be able to enroll early and begin class in January of 2014, the fourth was a lighting fast defensive back/wide receiver/return man from Florida.

Standing at only 5'9" tall, and weighing just 165 pounds, Stanley Dye has always had to let his play on the field do the talking for himself, as it was obvious that his size was not going to open up too many eyebrows. Perhaps that was the reason for his answer on one question in particular.

The question posed was a simple one. Who do you think you play football most like? The answer, "I play like Stanley Dye. I have my own style of play and I do what best works for me."

Although he is small, he is very fast. His most recent 40 time registered him at a 4.3. Dye is also a track star. In 2012 he ran a 10.84 100 meter dash.

Marshall first offered Dye back during spring practice. Dye said his lead recruiter with the Herd was defensive coordinator Chuck Heater. When he decided to commit, he picked up the phone to call Coach Heater. He said, "I called coach Heater and head coach Doc Holliday. They said they were very glad that I picked Marshall and they said it was a great Christmas present. They were both fired up about me. "

Dye is a 2014 prospect from Ridgeview High School in Orange Park, Florida. Dye is currently under the radar and unranked on Scout.com. Dye said that he plans on playing defensive back, as well as returning kicks and punts upon his arrival. Dye also said he will be fully eligible to play right away.

Dye was asked what made him choose Marshall and he said, "I like the history of the program. They win a lot of games and I have a very good chance to play right away. Also, they play on TV a lot so my family can watch me play. " Dye also watched his future teammates play in the Military Bowl against Maryland. Dye said, "I watched the game and I thought they played great. They know how to handle adversity and played with intensity and I like that a lot."

Dye chose Marshall over offers from multiple schools including CUSA rivals Middle Tennessee State, UTSA, UAB and Florida International.

Marshall currently has 17 commitments for the 2014 recruiting class. This excludes any non qualifiers, transfers, or grey shirts from last year.

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