Marshall has long had excellent wide receivers. Randy Moss is the one most mentioned, but there was also Troy Brown, Aaron Dobson and Darius Watts just to name a few. Each and every year Marshall wide receivers make the all conference teams and put up big numbers. Last season the numbers slacked off a bit and the Herd lost two of its better wide outs to graduation.
DeAndre Reaves and Davonte Allen both left of the NFL after solid senior seasons. The Herd got a commitment from a big time junior college wide receiver in Jamal McCrary, but it doesn’t appear that he will be here this year to help out.
The Herd ended up signing Raymond Flanders and Willie Johnson on signing day, but they were not done there.
In April, Marshall landed a commitment for 2016 wide out Deyton Jackson out of Liberty High School in Peoria, Arizona.
Jackson is a two star wide receiver standing at 5’11”, and 170 pounds. In his senior year he caught 66 passes for 818 yards and 9 touchdowns. He received an offer from the Herd in March. Jackson said his only other offer was from Montana. “I fell threw the cracks for whatever reason, but everything happens for a reason. So I am going to come out ready to show the world who Deyton Jackson is.”
Jackson will be eligible to play right away. He will be arriving on campus to begin his college career on June 5th.
He said, “I am very excited and I cannot wait.”
Jackson should jump right into the mix with a chance to make an impact as depth at wide receiver could prove to be a concern for the Herd.
Stay tuned to Herdhaven.com for further updates.