Marshall Lands Tight End

Doc Holliday and his staff continued to work on the 2016 recruiting class. Following a bowl win over UCONN, they received their 18th commitment for the class with a tight end who can go up and make plays and get the ball down the field.

Marshall recently received a commitment from a big time, talented field stretching tight end out of the Tampa/St. Pete , Florida area.  Dixie M. Hollins High School is the home of budding star Pro Wells.

 

Wells committed to Marshall and linebackers coach Adam Fuller on December 27th, shortly after watching the Herd beat American Athletic Conference member, UCONN in the St. Pete bowl 16 to 10.

 

Wells currently checks in at 6’6” tall and weighs 217 pounds.  He is coming off of an excellent senior year where he racked up 952 yards.  He is a field stretching tight end who can get down the field and make plays over the top of smaller defenders.  I asked Wells what position he expected to line up at in college and he said he expected to get a chance at both tight end and wide receiver.  Marshall has clearly lacked an outside threat over the last couple of seasons.

 

Wells said a couple of his strong points are, “I can catch the football really well with my hands, then I am good at getting additional yards after the catch.”  Making the big plays down field was something the Herd struggled at this year. 

 

Wells loved what he saw when he took a good long look at Marshall and listened to all that Coach Fuller had to say.

 

“The reason that I want to go to Marshall is that they have a great young team.  I love the players and how the interact with each other and the coaches.  The coaches make me feel like I am at home, and I loved watching them get that bowl win.  The bowl win really showed how they could all come together and get the job done.”

 

Wells is fully committed to Marshall.  He chose the Herd over offers from schools such as Western Kentucky, Iowa State, Middle Tennessee State, Tulane and Florida A&M.

 

The commitment of Wells brings the total on the current commitment list to 18.  Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com as we give you up to the minute updates and stories.


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