Visitors - January 15th

Doc Holliday and staff are coming off another 10 win season, the third one in a row. The Thundering Herd has tallied 33 wins in the past three seasons, and does not appear ready to slow down anytime soon. Holliday will have multiple big time recruits on campus the next three weekends starting this weekend, as four will visit the Huntington, WV campus, and a possible fifth one could kick his way into town as well, more to come on that.

The dead period is over, and the recruiting season is hitting the final stretch.  The next three weeks will be huge in determining the final positioning of the Class of 2016.  Doc Holliday and staff have been busy and will be welcoming four official visitors.  The number could change as the weekend gets going, but at this point, four will be making their way to Huntington.


Rodney Croom – Croom is a 6’3”, 228 pound defensive end from Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Croom committed to the Herd back in July of 2015 and has remained solid ever since in spite of getting several offers from P5 schools.

                Offers – Toledo, Pitt, Louisville, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Ball State and Bowling Green

                Expected Eligibility Status – Unknown, but should be eligible

                Rating – 2 stars


Willie Johnson – Johnson is an ultra athletic wide receiver from South Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, Florida.  He is 6’0” and weighs in at 170 pounds.  This would be a big get for the Herd if the staff could secure it.  Johnson has numerous offers and has drawn interest from many different schools.

Offers – Tennessee, Arizona, Kent State, Miami of Florida, Western Kentucky, USF, UNC and Ole      Miss

Expected Eligibility Status – Unknown

Rating – Unrated at this time, but do not read anything into that


David Montgomery – Montgomery is a big running back from Mount Healthy High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He is 5’11”, and 200 pounds.  Hard runnere with some speed.  In addition to multiple offers listed below, Montgomer camped this past year at Michigan, Florida State and Ohio State.

                Offers – Army, Ball State, and Miami of Ohio

                Expected Eligibility Status – Unknown

                Rating – Two stars


Brandon Drayton – Drayton is a big time Safety out of Largo High School in Largo, Florida, home of current Marshall linebacker Frankie Rodriguez.  Drayton has a ton of offers and visited Nebraska in November of 2015.  He stands 6’2”, and weighs 180 pounds.

Offers – Nebraksa, Bowling Green, Colorado, Colorado State, Georgia Southern, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Louisville, Miami of Florida, Minnesota, Purdue, South Alabama, USF, Syracuse, Temple, Toledo, UAB and UCF

Expected Eligibility Status – Unknown

Rating – 3 stars, 126th ranked safety in the country, 43 in the south, and 16th in the state of Florida



Here is a look at the current list of commitments for the Class of 2016


Stay tuned to for further updates as the weekend unfolds.

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