Marshall hosted several visitors this past weekend. In all, 9 student athletes made official visits to the Huntington, West Virginia campus, and the Herd treated them to a great show.
Over 38,000 kelly green clad Marshall fans showed up on a sweltering hot day to watch the Herd take on the Purdue Boilermakers out of the Big 10. It was a sold out stadium, and the Herd started off early with a quick pick six, and closed the door three and half hours later with a game sealing pick six.
Below are the visitors and Herdhaven caught up with one of the visitors after his trip to get an idea on what he thought about the Marshall campus and the program.
Alex Mollette – Mollette is 6’3”, 283 pound offensive lineman from North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Georgia. Mollette committed to the Herd over the summer and with the loss of a few offensive lineman after this season, should come in and compete for a spot on the depth chart.
Sean Behrens – Behrens is another big offensive lineman from the southern United States. He committed to the Herd over the summer from Newsome High School in Lithia, Florida. The 6’3”, 285 pound lineman will help to fill a void left by graduating seniors Sebastian Johansson and Clint Van Horn.
Will Ulmer – Ulmer is also projected to play offensive line. Ulmer is from Madison Central High School out of Richmond, Kentucky. Ulmer expects to play tackle at the next level, and his 6’5” frame which holds currently 275 pounds should fit the requirements. Ulmer committed to the Herd over the summer.
Tarik Adams – Adams visited the Herd back in the spring for the annual Green and White spring game, and made an official visit this past weekend. Adams, another committed offensive lineman for coach Alex Mirabal is 6’4”, and 285 pounds. Adams is from Valdosta, Georgia which has produced recent Marshall stars such as Tiquan Lang, Jarquez Samuel and Jermaine Holmes.
Alex Salguero – Salguero is another offensive lineman, and a large one at that. Many people say he could step in and play as a true freshman. This seems possible as he stands 6’3” and already weighs a solid 305 pounds. Salguero committed to the Herd over the summer out of Braden River High School in Bradenton, Florida.
Garet Morrell – Breaking from the offensive lineman trend, Morrell is a strong armed quarterback from Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia. He is 6’3”, and 285 pounds, and is rated three stars by scout.com. Morrell is currently committed to the Herd.
Anthony Whatley – Whatley is a very athletic, big tight end from Atlantic Coast High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Whatley stands 6’3” and weighs 245 pounds. He is built a lot like current tight end Emanuel Byrd. Whatley is also committed to Marshall.
Andre Polk – Polk was the only official visitor this past weekend who is not committed anywhere. Polk is from South Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, Florida. He is a 6’3”, 190 pound athletic linebacker. Polk does hold an offer from Marshall.
Jestin Morrow – Morrow is a three star cornerback from Hilton Head Island High School in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Morrow committed to the Herd shortly after his visit over the summer. Morrow is very fast, was clocked in the low 4.3 range at multiple camps leading up to his senior season. He has exploded onto the scene with two excellent games to open his senior campaign for the Seahawks. Morrow is 5’9”, and 160 pounds.
Herdhaven followed up with Morrow after his visit. When asked how is trip was, Morrow simply said, “best time of my life.” He enjoyed the atmosphere and was very impressed with the facilities. Morrow said, “The facilities were great the last time I went up. The cold polls and all of that wasn’t done yet, but now it is and it looks perfect. I loved it and the fans were great. I loved how loud they got and how into the game they were.”
Morrow’s hosts were linebacker Chase Hancock and defensive back Chocolate Wilson. He also got to hang out with wide receiver Hyleck Foster.
As of now, Morrow is still a solid commit to the Herd.
Marshall travels to Athens, Ohio this week to Battle for the Bell with the Ohio Bobcats. Marshall won last years contest after losing the previous three.
Stay tuned to Herdhaven for further updates.