Herd Gets OLine Commit

Doc Holliday arrived on campus at the end of the 2009 season, observed a bowl win, then began recruiting. He quickly announced to the media that he would only be recruiting players who would help the Herd win Conference USA championships. Holliday had to have taken a look at the 2014 roster and realized that offensive line depth was needed.

The Herd offensive line was short in number prior to the recent announcement that Cam Dees would be ending his career due to multiple injuries. Within ten days of that announcement, Holliday had Alex Locklear committed, then yesterday, Holliday received a commitment from hulking offensive tackle Logan Grieser from Arlington, Ohio.

I caught up with Grieser yesterday regarding his commitment. I asked Grieser what were some things that caused him to commit to the Herd. "The first time I set foot on campus, I just really felt at home there (Huntington.) You can just tell they all love what they do. They are very passionate about football, as am I, so of course I was comfortable with them from the start. The one thing that stodd out the most to me on that first visit was that every player I came in contact with introduced themselves to me without being told by a coach to do so."

Offensive coordinator, Bill Legg was Grieser's lead recruiter throughout the process. Grieser said he has been in contact with Coach Legg since January. Grieser visited during the Green and White game where he got to speak with Coach Holliday.

Grieser is up to 6'3", and 295 pounds and could play anywhere along the offensive line. His flexibility and ability to adapt to any position will be crucial as the Herd currently only has ten scholarship lineman on the roster. Two of those are seniors, Chris Jasperse, and Blake Brooks. The numbers are down due to injuries, transfers and just bad luck. In the current class, Marshall thought they had six lineman ready to come into the program. However, just four will arrive. Jordan Dowrey, Nathaniel Devers, AJ Addiston and Freddie Binot will join the program this summer. JUCO transfer Brandon Mitchell has not arrived yet, and his status is currently unknown. Powerlifting lineman Caleb Rimes suffered a major back injury during his senior year and will not be able to play.

Grieser is very excited for his senior year at Arlington High School. "I believe our high School team will do really well this year. We are hoping to make it deep into the playoffs."

Grieser has no back history with Marshall. "I have no previous connection with the school. I am impressed with the history and the tradition of The Herd football program. I was there this spring for the Fountain Ceremony and I was very impressed with that. Also, I am very impressed with the fact that the offensive line has the highest GPA on the team.

Grieser currently has four offers. Notre Dame College out of Ohio, Fordham and Lehigh, along with Marshall.

Grieser tells Herdhaven.com that he is "very solid in my commitment."

Grieser is the sixth commitment to the 2015 class, joining three star running back Delvin Weems, three star quarterback Chase Litton, three star linebacker Marquis Couch, wide receiver Kyle Belack, and the aforementioned offensive lineman Alex Locklear.

Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com for further updates.

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