List of Offers Growing for Marshall Prospects

The 2009 recruiting class has yet to take shape, but we are giving you a list of prospects who have received scholarships offers and others who are seeing serious attention from The Thundering Herd. Check inside this edition of to see who is on the Herd's recruiting radar.

Here is a breakdown position-by-position of the 2009 Thundering Herd recruiting prospects. A star indicates that the player has received a scholarship offer.


1. Will Gilchrist, QB, 6'2, 175, Savannah Harden Country HS, TN/ as a soph named West Tennessee Sophomore of the year. Has heard from Vandy, Tennessee, Memphis, Marshall, and MTSU. First offer from Louisiana Tech.

2. Bo Cordell, QB, 6'2, 195, Cincinnati Indian Hill, OH/ Interest from Marshall, Indiana, and Miami, OH. Threw for 3,300 yds and 34tds. Led team to regional finals and a 13-2 record. Has Marshall as his #1.

3. *Clayton Moore, QB, 6'2, 205 Louisville High School/ Louisville, Miss/ 3,000yards passing, 42 td's, 850 rushing yards, and led team to 3A state championship. Offers from Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Indiana, and Kansas.

4. Andrew Jackson, QB, 6'2, 200, Lasher High School/ Bloomfield Hills, MI

5. Zack Lewis, QB, 6'2, 195, Clay County High School/ Manchester, KY

6. Kier Houston, QB, 6'1, 175, Powell High School/Powell, TN

7. *AJ Graham, QB, 6'3, 190, Godby High School/ Tallahassee, Florida


1.* C. J. Crawford QB, 6'2, 205, Huntington, WV/HHS/ offers from Wake and Marshall, interest coming from UVA and WVU.


1. Bud Golden, RB, 6'0, 190, Sycamore High School, Cincinnati, OH/ Offers from UC and Indiana.

2. Jarious Williams, RB, 6'0, 180, Parrish High School/ Parrish, AL/ 213 carries, 1,570yds.

3. Darrel Williams, RB, 5'7, 165, Camden County High School/ Kingsland, GA

4. Darren Gardner, RB, 5'9, 170, Blount High School/ Maryville, TN/ Visited Tennessee.

5. Marquis Harrell, RB, 5'10, 195, Avon High School/ Avon, OH/ Last season rushed for 1,076 yds on 176 carries for 16 td. He also had 25 receptions for 199 yards.

6. *Brad Battles, RB, 5'11, 195, Marianna High School/ Florida


1. Shawn Kersey, WR, 6'2, 170, Woodbury HS, NJ/ Marshall yet to offer, but just picked up a Rutgers offer. Says he wants to play in a spread, WVU, UM, and UF are schools he is also interested in.

2. Robert Ross, WR, 6'5, 180, Bay Springs High School/ Bay Springs, MS

3. JJ Suber, WR, 6'4, 210, Newberry High School/ Newberry, SC/UNC has offered

4. *Jamal Patterson, WR, 6'2, 195, McDonough High School/ Henry County. GA

5. *Lamar Scruggs, WR, 6'2, 205, Fletcher High School/ Jacksonville, FL

6. *Marlon Brown, WR, 6'5, 205, Harding Academy/ Memphis, TN

7. *Lance Ray, WR, 6'1, 180, East Gadsden High School/ Havana, Florida

8. *Mujahid Assad, WR, 6'1, 185, Lillie B Williamson High School/ Mobile, AL/ Offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss, UAB. A 3-star WR.

9. *Anthoney Williams, WR, 6'2, 205, Chamberlin Senior High School/Offers from Georgia and Ole Miss.

10. *Freddie Moore,WR, 6'3, 180, Austin High School/ Decatur, AL/ Offers from Clemson and Mississippi State.

11. *Rodney Smith, WR, 6'4, 200, Archbishop Carroll High School/Florida/ Considered one of the top WR prospects in the country, a 4-star prospect. Offers from FSU, Tennessee, SOuth Florida, Auburn. FSU said to lead.


1. Steve Marck, DE, 6'3, 240, Fairless Hills, PA/ Pennsbury High School/ Syracuse and Buffalo have offered.

2. Emmaneul Jeffries,TE, 6'4, 220, Forrest Hill High School/ Jackson, MS/30 catches, 547 yds, 7tds. Led the state for all TE's in all categories. Visited Ole Miss.

3. * Kyle Weber, TE, 6'6, 255, Joilet J.C.

4. *Bryan Wozniak, TE, 6'5, 225, Loveland High School/ Loveland, OH/ Also has Miami, OH and Louisville offers.


1. *Cole Bowers OL, 6'5, 255, Barboursville, WV/ Cabel Midland /Bowers chooses WVU.

2. *Henry Conway, OT, 6'6, 295, Shaker Heights, OH/ Offer from Cincinnati, Herd is showing interest. Had a reported offer from the Herd, his Coach said no, though Scout says he has one???

3. Mark Zielinski, OL, 6'5, 305, New Trier, Ill./ Winnetka, Ill. Interested Michigan, Wisconsin, Purdue, Marshall, and Illinois.

4. *John Anevski, OG, 6'4, 275, Elder High School/ Cincinnati, OH/

5. Adam Schneid, OL, 6'6, 265, Avon Lake, OH/ offers from Ball State, E. Michigan, Bowling Green, and Air Force

6. Joe Coyne, OG, 6'2, 260, Avon Lake/ Cleveland, OH/ visited practice on Friday 18th. One of his favorite movies is We Are Marshall. Went to Indiana's Spring Game, and has visited Miami, OH, and Ball State. Team went 11-2 last year.

7. *Wesley Cook, OT, 6'8, 265, Hendersonville High School/ Hendersonville, NC/ East Carolina has offered and Duke, Wake, UNC are all interested.

8. *John Prior, OT, 6'6, 285, Portsmouth High School/Portsmouth, OH/

9. *Nate Cadogan, OG, 6'6, 250, Portsmouth High School/ Portsmouth, OH/ Offers from PSU where his brother played, Cincinnati, and Northwestern.

10. Drake Brown, OG, 6'3, 265, Loveland High School/Loveland, OH/ Illinois, Ball State, Akron are all interested.

11. * Alex Bullard, OT, 6'4, 275, Brentwood Academy/ Brentwood, TN/ Also offers from Michigan, Tennessee, Florida, and Vanderbilt.Will announce today (6/6/08) where he will commit (Michigan, ND, and Tenn)

12. *Pat Eger, OT, 6'6, 260, Thomas Jefferson High School/ Clairton, PA/ Also offers from Maryland and WVU.

13. Adam Gress, OL, 6'7, 285, West Mifflin High School/ West Mifflin, PA/Seeing his recruitment heat up. Serious interest from Buffalo, Pitt, and Rutgers.


1. Deion Roberson, DT, 6'3, 270, Tucker, GA

2. Randon Carnathan, DE, 6'4, 250, Leeds High School/109 tackles, 6 sacks, 26 carries, 285 yds, 4 td's. Visited Ole Miss, Auburn, and Tennessee. Says Marshall has done an outstanding job of recruiting him and they are in his top 5 with Bama, Ole Miss, Auburn, and Tennessee. Plans on making the trip to Huntington for Spring Game.

3. *Melvon Fellows, DE, 6'5, 245, Garfield Heights High School/Garfield Heights, OH/ 4 star DE, verbally committed to Illinois though is showing interest in OSU. BIG REACH for Marshall.

4. Nick Schmalhofer, 6'3, 245, DE, Lancaster Catholic High Shool/Lancaster, PA/ Interest coming from Boston College, Rutgers, Buffalo.

5. Brandon Fahey, DT, 6'7, 285, Liberty High School/Clarksburg, WV

6. Rodney Hudson, DT, 6'3, 245 George Washington High School/Charleston, WV

7. Sydney Sarmiento, DE, 6'4, 255, West Florence High School/ Florence, SC


1. *Nigel Mitchell-Thorton LB, 6'2, 210, Stone Mountain, GA/Stephenson HS/ Just visited NC State over the weekend, Offers from NC St., Wake, GT, Miss St., Florida and Auburn now interested, don't know if we will be in the running if the bigger schools get involved. Good thing is that Ahmad Shakoor is from the same school.

2. *Chaun Gresham, LB, 6'3, 205, Winder, GA/Apalachee HS/COMMITED TO GT

3. *AJ Fenton, LB, 6'2, 215, Erie, PA/McDowell High School/ Has offers from Marshall, Syracuse, Pitt, Wisconsin. Making the transition from High School RB to LB at the next level. Ran for 1,079 yds on 144 carries and 13 td's.

4. Aundra Ward, LB, 6'2, 215, Ridgeland HS, MS

5. Justin Jackson, LB, 6'1, 205, Rockingham Richmond County, NC/ Wake Forest just offered and Duke. Has gained 20 pounds 225 now, 4.5 40, great kid, shy, 3.5 gpa. 910-557-5252. Received a Junior Day invite, no offer. Wake Forest Commit

6. Tony Threatt, LB, 6'4, 200, Leeds High School/ Leeds, AL/67 tackles, 3 sacks, 24 receptions, 340 yds, 4td's. Visited Auburn, sister is on the track team there.

7. Cole Lail, LB, 6'1, 220, Blount High School/Marysville, TN/ 120 tackles, 2 sacks. Plans on attending Marshall senior camp.

8. Joseph Bennett, LB, 6'1, 205, Knoxville Christian Academy/Knoxville, TN/ 151 tackles, 7sacks last season. Memphis, Tennessee, and Louisville interested.

9. Danny Gress, LB, 6'1, 255, Northmont High School/ Clayton, OH

10. *Josh Dickerson, LB, 6'2, 220, Georgia Military Academy


1. Martez Thompson, DB, 6'0, 180, Pascagoula HS, MS

2. Taikwon Page, DB, 6'0, 170, Georgia Military/ Aiken High School, SC

3. Don Cope, DB, 5'11, 175, Blount High School/ Maryville, TN/ 8 ints, 70 tackles. Has visited Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, and Louisville, and will be here for Spring Game. Kase Whitedhead is his teammate (2008 signee).

4. Isiah Bell, DB, 5'10, 172, Windsor High School/ Windsor, CT

5. *Josh Hunter, DB, 6'2, 175, Mallard High School/ Charlotte, NC/ Has a Wake Forest Offer.

6. Markel Wilkins, DB, 5'9, 160, Phoebus High School/ Hampton, VA

7. *Damario Jeffery, S, 6'3, 215, Columbia High School/ Columbia, SC/ A 4 star recruit. Has been offered by Alabama, Clemson, South Carolina, and UVA.

8. * Willie Kennedy, S, 6'0, 185, Ashbrook High School/ Gasonia, NC

9. *Steve Hull, S, 6'3, 180, Sycamore High School/ Cincinnati, OH/ Offers from UC and Akron.

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