Marshall is set to host its annual spring game this Saturday. The Green and White game will take place at 330pm and the crowd will get a chance to see several returning stars such as Chase Litton, Hyleck Foster, Ryan Yurachek, Michael Selby, Gary Thompson, Tre Tyler, CJ Reavis and Shawn Petty just to name a few.
Several potential future players will be making unofficial visits to the campus this weekend to check things out. Two of those visitors are two of the state of West Virginia’s biggest names, two local offensive lineman from within 15 minutes of the Huntington, WV Campus.
Hulking offensive tackle, Billy Ross from Huntington High School will visit. He steps in at 6’5”, and 292 pounds. He is the 44th ranked offensive tackle in the country, the 8th in the eastern region and number one in the state. He is rated three stars by scout.com. He has a plethora of offers from a who’s who in college football from Florida, Florida State, and North Carolina to Michigan, Marshall and Miami just to name a few.
He would be a huge get for the Thundering Herd.
Also visiting campus from nearby Spring Valley High School is offensive guard Riley Locklear. Locklear is 6’4”, and 282 pounds. His brother Alex is already a member of the Thundering Herd offensive line, making Riley a big target for the Marshall staff and offensive line coach Alex Mirabal. Locklear is the 20th rated offensive guard in the country, and 3rd in the region. He, like Ross, is number one in the state at his position. His offer list is basically a mirror image of Ross as both players are garnering a ton of respect.
It needs not be said really, that getting the younger Locklear to stay home and play with his older brother would be huge for the school.
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