One blue shirt transfer will report to campus today, you can read all about that on the Insider Board at Dunk Live, but the Herd also secured the services of a four star wide receiver from the West Coast.
Marshall is always scouring the country for talented players that can report to campus no matter how late it is. Four star wide receiver, the 15th ranked athlete in the country, Darian Owens is one of those guys. Owens had committed and signed with UCLA but was unable to enroll in the school and was thinking about going the Junior College route.
Instead, Owens decided late in the game, just three days after the first time speaking to Marshall recruiting coordinator Todd Goebbel, to come to Marshall. He found that it would be more beneficial to come to college now, and set out one year, and then enter the FBS school as a freshman, rather than going the JC route and entering the FBS level as a junior. Marshall is happy to be the beneficiary of this young mans decision. “It’s just a faster way to star my career,” Owens told Herdhaven.
Owens is very knowledgeable with his position of wide receiver and what it takes to be successful at the next level. Owens said, “My strengths are blocking and staying consistent with my routes. I am more of an over the top wide receiver.”
Last year, Owens had 32 receptions for 1,118 yards. He will definitely play wide receiver at the next level. Speaking of the next level, Owens is expected to arrive in Huntington this weekend.
Owens joins a dynamite group of wide receivers for next year which will be very important with the loss of Justin Hunt and Josh Knight after the upcoming season due t graduation. Miami transfer Tyre Brady is practicing with the Herd and has looked excellent, these two should form an excellent duo next year with Willie Johnson, Deontay McManus, Brandon Rodgers and the rest of the crew.
Owens did not know much about Marshall prior to last week, but had seen the movie.
The 5’11”, 200 pound four star wide receiver had offers from multiple P5 schools, including Nebraska, USC, UCLA and Oregon just to name a few.
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