Three players from the recruiting class of 2016 will begin their first spring camp in Huntington this afternoon at 3pm.
Chris Jackson – Jackson is a two star cornerback out of Florida A&M University High School in Tallahassee, Florida. Jackson committed to the Herd early on in the recruiting process and enrolled at Marshall this past January. He has been working out with the team and will begin practice today. This will give him a huge advantage at the cornerback position.
The corner position lost several players that flourished in 2015. Corey Tindal left early to pursue other otpions, and Keith Baxter graduated. That leaves Marshall with returning part time starter Rodney Allen and Antavis Rowe as the two returning with experience. Rowe will be held out of much of spring practice due to an injury. This will leave valuable time for Jackson, TJ Griffin, Chocolate Wilson and Michael Johnson to try to work their way into the DB rotation.
Jeremiah Maddox – Maddox is a 3 star safety/corner from Hilton Head Island High School in South Carolina. He and teammate Jestin Morrow committed to the Herd over the summer and stuck with their commitments through signing day. Maddox was able to graduate early and enroll this past January putting him in the mix in the defensive back field. He could get a shot at corner with the numbers being so low at this point due to injuries to Rowe and Chris Williams Hall.
Maddox is a 6’2”, 185 pounder who was rated the 141st best safety in the nation. In addition to corner, he can also play safety. His brother will also be here as a transfer offensive lineman from Savannah State, Jerome Maddox. He will have to set out a year before he can actually play.
CJ Reavis – Reavis is one of the biggest, hottest name on the recruiting list for Marshall this past recruiting season. The Herd snagged him out of East Mississippi Community College via Virginia Tech. Reavis was projected to start this past season at safety for the Hokies before he was expelled from school against the recommendation of the coaching staff.
Reavis is 6’1”, and 210 pounds and will come in right away and play at safety alongside returning players Tiquan Lang and Kenneth Gant. Corey Neely also returns.
All three players will see a lot of reps and playing time over the next month, which will put them in excellent position moving through the summer and into August in preparation for the season opener against Morgan State on September 10th.
Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com for further updates.