Bee Talks Visit

The Marshall coaching staff spends a lot of time not only gaining a players commitment, but cultivating that relationship and making sure that they see through it to the end, with the end being signing day. This weekend, the Herd staff had three players on campus who had previously committed to the Herd.

Those players were Wide receiver Emanuel Beal, defensive back Stanley Dye, and defensive lineman Ryan Bee.

Bee is a two star defensive lineman who has all the size needed to play at the next level. Bee is from Hillsdale, Ohio. Bee has the size to play outside at defensive end, or add weight and play defensive tackle. He is also ranked the 123rd best offensive tackle in the nation, but at this time is slated to play on the defensive side of the football. With the need at the tackle spot on offense, the fact the Herd is wanting to keep him on defense shows what they think of his ability on that side of the ball.

Bee is 6'5", 250 pounds, and is very athletic. Over the past couple of months, many had wondered if Bee would remain committed to the Herd. Bee had taken a visit to the University of Washington, and finally made his official visit to the Marshall campus this past weekend.

I was able to briefly catch up with Bee to get his opinion on his trip. When asked how his trip was, Bee said, "it was great, I love it down there." As for his commitment to the Herd, when asked if he was 100% committed to Marshall and Doc Holliday, he replied with, "yes, for sure."

Bee could be able to step in and help right away. Marshall lost two defensive ends in graduation, Alex Bazzie and Jeremiah Taylor.

The Herd returns Rashawde Myers, Gary Thompson, and Arnold Blackmon with significant defensive end experience. Armonze Daniel, and transfer Ricardo Williams return as well, but all of them are at least Juniors in regards to eligibility. With the way defensive coordinator likes to run Defensive ends in and out, and with the number of plays ran by CUSA offenses on the rise, teams need to be at least two deep, and sometimes three deep at each spot.

Currently Marshall has commitments from three defensive ends, Bee, Rayjon Simes, and Malik Thompson. All three stand at least 6'5" tall.

Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com for further updates.

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