Miner Gets First Offer

The dust has yet to settle on the 2014 recruiting class, and already the staff has set their eyes on to the soon to be class of 2015. Marshall may have ended the 2014 recruiting season with the highest rated class in Conference USA, but that hasn't caused any rest.

Right out of the blocks, the Herd staff has extended an offer to a standout linebacker from Wiregrass Ranch High School, Florida, by way of Wesley Chapel, Florida.

Jaye Miner is a 6'4", 204 pound athlete who currently runs a 4.65 second forty. Miner was offered by Marshall linebacker coach Adam Fuller late last week. It was Miner's first offer. I asked Miner how important it was, and how much weight he put on the school that offered him first. "Marshall offering first will go a long way, when I decide to choose the program to play the next four years of football."

Miner was very excited about receiving and offer, and said, "the first thing I said was just, really, thank you."

Miner is currently an unrated, and unranked athlete, but that should change as the new class gets scouted even more. Prior to his junior season, Miner had already set to take three visits. Those visits were to be to James Madison, Virginia, and Maryland. The reason he gave in a prior interview, to take these visits was the close proximity in which these schools were to many of his relatives. Marshall would seem to fall into that same mix.

Miner played against former class of 2014 commit Josh Black, a linebacker. Black later decided to sign with South Florida on signing day.

Miner has a good idea of what to expect if he were to choose Marshall. "Marshall is a conference USA school that has great fan support, I also know about the plane crash and the history. I have seen the movie and I see that the whole community supports the football program."

"Coach Fuller just keeps telling me how much of a family it is at Marshall." This seems to be a common thread with most recruits who have been offered by the staff at Marshall.

"I plan on visiting Marshall in the spring," Miner said. I asked him where he planned on camping this spring and summer. Miner said, "My 7 on 7 team, Unsigned Prep, with Coach Ricky Sailor usually takes a bus tour in July to visit camps. I am not sure which camps we will be going to yet."

Regardless of which side of the football Miner will be playing on at the next level, he should have no issues sliding in. His size, speed and ability should make it an easy change. Miner, even at an early high school age, showed that he liked to step in and play tough. Even as a defensive back, he found himself playing up in the box to stop the run. Standing at 6'3", one could see where he could easily play a wide receiver position.

The recruitment of Jaye Miner should be one that is filled with many offers between now and next February.

Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com for further updates as well as an update on his visit to Marshall this spring.

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