Adams Talks About His Visit

Marshall welcomed visitors from all over last weekend for the Annual Green and White game. From potential students to potential student athletes, many were there to enjoy in the history of the school. One offensive lineman from Georgia made a visit to see for himself what the Herd and Doc Holliday were building.

The Annual Green and White Spring scrimmage was definitely a sign that the city of Huntington experiences all four seasons. Spring, most notably the spring showers, were definitely in the air. The weather, however, did not prevent a large group of visitors on the Marshall campus from enjoying their stay and liking what they saw.

Marshall will graduate three offensive lineman this coming season. Guard Sebastian Johansson, tackle Clint Van Horn and tackle Tom Collins all are finishing up their eligibility. Marshall also lost redshirt sophomore Chris Huhn in the off season due to career ending injuries. The Herd coaching staff knows that the secret to its recent offensive success is not just at the skill positions, but it starts in the trenches. The Herd staff, recently, has been going after rugged, strong, mean lineman. Starting center Michael Selby, and right guard Jordan Dowrey are two that fit that mold.

It should come as no surprise that the Herd staff is excited about the possibility of Valdosta, Georgia native, Tarik Adams playing in the green and white. Adams is a hulking 6’3”, 298 pound mountain of an offensive lineman. Adams will most likely play guard.

Currently Adams has twelve offers, including Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, Southern Miss and Air Force.

Herdhaven caught up with Adams this week to see how his visit to the Huntington campus went.

“I had a great time. I enjoyed meeting the coaching staff. I also got to hang out with several of the players. The school has really great fan support.”

This weekend, Marshall also held the annual turning on of the Memorial Fountain, honoring the victims of the plane crash in 1970 which took 75 lives. The visitors as well as the current Marshall football team, families, local residents, former alumni, etc attend the event. Adams was among the visitors. I asked Adams what he thought.

“Yes sir, I went to the fountain ceremony. It was in the rain, and there was still a very big crowd. …..Awesome.”

I also asked Adams if he got to speak very much to Doc Holliday and offensive line coach Alex Mirabal. He said he did, and added that they were both, “awesome coaches.”

Adams Is not quite yet ready to name a top three, but when Herdhaven last caught up with Adams he did say he hoped to make a decision in late summer or early fall.

Stay tuned to Herdhaven as we update you on other potential student athletes.

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