Wide Receiver Excited to Begin Career

Over the past three decades, beginning with players such as Troy Brown and Randy Moss, Marshall University has continually produced wide receivers. Many have went on to the NFL, and many more of been on All Conference teams, and put up record breaking numbers, i.e. Josh Davis and Tommy Shuler. Who is next on that List? Herdhaven caught up with one this past week.

National Signing Day 2015 was a big day for many high school athletes across the country. Many of them realized life long dreams as they signed their national letters of intent with schools in which they had chosen to continue their careers.

At Marshall, the Herd welcomed in a full class. Among that class was a plethora of wide receiver talent. By the time signing day was over seven new wide receivers had inked to play for the Herd, and be a part of what has become one of the top two or three offenses in the nation, ranking at the top of the charts with the likes of Baylor.

Herdhaven caught up with one of those receivers this week for an interview.

Leron Carn is a two star wide receiver from Woodland High School. Carn is 6’3” tall and weighs in at 215 pounds. Carn has been clocked with speed in the low 4.4’s.

Carn was a standout wide receiver who began to draw a lot of recruiting interest late in the recruiting season. Carn committed to Marshall, and wide receivers coach, Mike Furrey late in the game. However, prior to signing with the Herd, the recruitment of Carn began to pick up even more. The South Carolina native got some late interest from in state schools Clemson and South Carolina, as well as several Junior Colleges.

Carn has a little bit of work still to do to get eligible. Carn speaks to the Marshall coaching staff often. They are hopeful that he will get eligible and get on the field right away in his first year. Carn is still a couple points shy on the ACT, but intends on taking it at least one more time to try to push it over the top. Those scores will effect his arrival on the Huntington, WV campus. If he is able to get the scores needed, then an early June arrival will be in the cards, otherwise, Carn may not report until August.

Carn doesn’t know many of the incoming recruits but is friends with fellow wide receiver Latrell Nieves. Nieves is a three star wide out from Colleton AVC. Carn and Nieves will be roomates when they arrive on campus.

I asked Carn what he was looking forward to the most upon his arrival to Marshall. He said, “What I'm looking for when getting to Marshall is to focused, and staying mentally active because I know that any slip up and that may cost me a lot. So basically just do what I need to do on and off the field, and get my degree.”

I asked him if wide receiver was the position he would be staying at upon his arrival to Marshall, Carn said, “I am definitely playing wide receiver at Marshall. Next Randy Moss!!! No, I'm kidding, I want to be the next Leron Carn.”

Carn is also a standout basketball player. After his High School season ended, he has began practice with a very talented AAU team out of South Carolina called the Tri County Impact. They are based out of Charleston, South Carolina. Carn loves both sports. Although committed to the Herd in football, he would love the opportunity to play both sports for the Green and White but knows that is very difficult.

Marshall had another standout wide receiver in the late 90’s who played both sports. Nate Poole caught passes from Chad Pennington, then rolled over to the Cam Henderson Center and walk on to the basketball team for two season. Old school Herd fans may remember the same thing from All conference defensive back Reggie Giles. Since his departure from Marshall, Giles has remained in the community and works in the youth basketball spectrum.

Look for Carn to arrive on campus sometime this summer. If eligible, the 6’3”, ultra athletic wide out could factor into the mix right from the beginning.

Stay tuned to Herdhaven for further stories and updates.

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