Penn State transfer/Woodbury, N.J.
Already enrolled at Marshall...Transferred to Marshall and enrolled as graduate student last month; will be a football senior for Herd in 2013 ... Played only two games for Penn State last season, catching six passes for 44 yards, before leaving the Nittany Lion program ... Earned his degree in telecommunications ... As 2011 junior, had five catches for 108 yards, and made three starts and playing 185 snaps ... As sophomore in 2010, played in 10 games at receiver and on special teams ... Played at Woodbury High, missing a portion of his senior season due to injury...Was an All-Group I second-team pick as a junior, with 35 receptions for 534 yards and four touchdowns ... Also returned three kickoffs and three punts for touchdowns ... On defense, had 55 tackles and three interceptions ... Had offers out of high school from Michigan State, Virginia, Iowa, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, East Carolina and Rutgers.
WR, 6-1, 180
Fort Pierce HS/Fort Pierce, Fla.
Chose Herd over Middle Tennessee State and Bowling Green ... Also had offers from Florida International, Georgia State, Marshall, Massachusetts, Memphis, USF, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan...Finished his senior season with 29 catches for 383 yards and five touchdowns in nine games ... Had 29 catches for 365 yards and six scores in 11 games as a junior ... Cobras completed their season with a third-round loss in the Class 7A state playoffs to finish with an 11-1 record...Recruited by JaJuan Seider.
DB, 5-9, 174
Lowndes HS (Valdosta, Ga.)/
Port St. Joe, Fla.
Also offered by Temple and Middle Tennessee State... Georgia Class 6A All-State first team selection ... Made 73 tackles and three interceptions for Lowndes this season...He also rushed 15 times for 186 yards and two touchdowns and returned six punts for 113 yards and five kickoffs for 201 yards, including a 98-yard score...Recruited by Todd Hartley.
DB, 6-3, 195
Holmes (Miss.) CC/Elberton, Ga.
Already enrolled at Marshall...Has three seasons of eligibility remaining ... Signed Dec. 19, picking Marshall over Arizona, Baylor, Charlotte, FIU, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana-Lafayette, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Purdue and South Alabama ... Did not play 2012 season, suffered a season-ending injury on the first day of preseason practice...High jumped 6-8 in Georgia high school regional meet ... Had 59 tackles and 10 pass breakups for Holmes CC in 2011...Recruited by Todd Hartley.
WR, 6-2, 220
Atlanta Sports Academy/Baltimore, Md.
Already enrolled at Marshall...Chose the Herd over SMU from a prep season at Atlanta Sports Academy, the same program that produced Herd record-setting punter Tyler Williams and fellow newcomers Corey Tindal and Kent Turene...Originally a Class of 2012 prospect, he originally signed with West Virginia after spurning offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Marshall, Maryland, Michigan, NC State, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia...Recruited by J.C. Price.
RB, 5-11, 200
Phoebus HS/Hampton, Va.
Decided on Marshall over offers from Cincinnati, Miami, Ole Miss, Northern Illinois, Old Dominion, Purdue and Syracuse ... Gained 1,761 yards and scored 22 touchdowns in 241 carries during his 2012 senior season, as Phoebus went 12-1 and reached the Class AAA, Division 5 regional finals round of the Virginia high school playoffs ... All-Eastern Region second team pick by VirginiaPreps.com ... Ran for 1,577 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior, earning All-Peninsula District honors in talent-rich Tidewater area...Recruited by Gerad Parker.
DB, 5-11, 175
Ridge HS/Davenport, Fla.
Chose Marshall over an offer from Tennessee...One of the most versatile players in the MU 2013 class; recruited as a defensive back ... Had 289 yards and seven touchdowns on 95 carries, plus 45 yards on seven catches during a senior season in which he led his team to a 9-3 record and the second round of the state playoffs ... Passed for 339 yards and two scores, completing 21-of-38 passes with two interceptions...On defense, had 10 tackles, six interceptions and one forced fumble...Recruited by Todd Hartley.
LB, 6-1, 202
Hallandale HS/Hallandale, Fla.
Had offers from Western Michigan, Delaware and Liberty...Had 44 tackles, 10 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and one interception for Hallandale (6-4) in 2012 ... Was a running back as a high school sophomore ... Wants to study sports management...Recruited by JaJuan Seider.
OL, 6-3, 280
Washington County HS/Sandersville, Ga.
Chose the Herd over Mississippi State, Middle Tennessee and Georgia Tech and Georgia State...Selby's blocking helped Washington County rush for more than 3,000 yards and pass for more than 2,000 in 2012...His team went 12-1 with a Class 3A playoff appearance ... Had 96 pancake blocks and 72 finishes and graded at 89 percent...Recruited by Todd Hartley.
WR, 5-7, 150
Penn State transfer/White Plains, Md.
Already enrolled at Marshall...Transferred to Marshall last summer from Penn State and redshirted for the 2012 season; will be senior in 2013 season ... Starred at Westlake High in Waldorf, Md. ... For Penn State, played 13 games in 2011 and caught 25 passes for 402 yards and two touchdowns and also returned kicks ... As a sophomore (2010), made six starts and played in 13 games, with 27 receptions for 363 yards and one TD ... He also ranked second in Big Ten in 2010 with a 12.9-yard punt return average ... Played in 10 games as a 2009 freshman, getting four catches for 30 yards. He returned five kickoffs for 91 yards ... Was named the fastest athlete by Rivals in the country's entire recruiting class coming out of high school.
DE/LB, 6-3, 206
Helix HS/La Mesa, Calif.
Already enrolled at Marshall...Originally a member of the Herd's 2012 recruiting class...Was two-way starter who led Helix (13-1) to the Division II state championship in 2011 ... Same school produced former Herd running back Travon Van...As a defensive end, he made 55 tackles, including 18 for loss, and had 14 sacks and 23 quarterback hurries...As a tight end, he had 10 catches, including three for touchdowns ... Was second team All-State pick (multipurpose player)...Caught 72-yard scoring pass in state title game ... As Helix senior, had 55 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, 23 QB hurries and 3 forced fumbles.
CB, 5-10, 175
Atlanta Sports Academy/
Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.
Already enrolled at Marshall...Originally a member of the Herd's 2012 recruiting class after signing with FIU in 2011...Spent last season at the Atlanta Sports Academy ... As a senior, he also had scholarship offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Florida International, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Toledo, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan ... All-Broward County as a senior...Was No. 7 Broward County prospect ... Played in Dade-Broward All-Star Game ... Had 20 tackles, 2 interceptions on defense and 1,300 yards on 187 carries in 15 touchdowns (total) as BAHA senior.
LB, 6-3, 230
Atlanta Sports Academy/
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Already enrolled at Marshall...Originally signed with Georgia but was a member of the Herd's 2012 recruiting class...Spent at prep season at Atlanta Sports Academy ... As a Boyd Anderson High School senior, he also had offers from Cal, UCF, Cincinnati, Florida, FAU, FIU, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Purdue, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, USC, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Western Kentucky ... Had 230 career tackles in high school to go with 20 sacks, 4 interceptions and 8 forced fumbles ... All-State first team selection.
De'Andre "Chocolate" Wilson
DB, 5-10, 170
Myrtle Beach HS/Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Picked the Herd after narrowing his choices to Purdue, Ole Miss and Marshall ... Also had offers from Missouri and N.C. State ... From same high school as former Herd RB Butchie Wallace ... Sidelined with a knee injury, Wilson played in only two games and recorded 15 tackles this season ... Palmetto State coaches picked him to participate in the annual Shrine Bowl, which pits the top seniors from North Carolina and South Carolina in all-star game ... Recorded 39 tackles, intercepted six passes, recovered two fumbles and scored two defensive touchdowns as a junior in 2011 season...Recruited by Gerad Parker.
OL, 6-3 320
Northwestern HS/Miami, Fla.
With the help of Wright's blocking, the Bulls amassed 3,660 total yards (1,465 passing and 2,195 rushing) this year en route to a 9-3 record and Class 6A state playoff appearance ... Picked the Herd over offers from Florida State, Florida A&M and Ole Miss ... Has versatility to play any of the OL spots ... Wants to major in business, then attend mortuary school...Recruited by JaJuan Seider.