OL, 6-6, 290
Ruther Glen, Va.
Fork Union Military Academy
A midyear enrollee who began classes at Marshall on Jan. 13. Played on the offensive and defensive lines at Fork Union. Originally was a Class of 2013 prospect from Fredericksburg (Va.) Christian High.
Other offers: Duquesne, Fairmont State, Norfolk State, Seton Hill and Virginia State
WR, 6-1, 200
Powder Springs, Ga.
Transferred from Wheeler High School to Hillgrove High School for his senior season. Had 10 catches for 355 yards and three touchdowns for Hillgrove (11-2) in 2013 despite missing the first five games, helping the Hawks advance to the third round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
Other offers: UCF, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina State, USF, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky, Wisconsin and Yale
DL, 6-7, 245
Had 88 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and 15 sacks along with 20 catches for 250 yards and eight touchdowns for Hillsdale in 2013. Had 66 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and three forced fumbles for Hillsdale (7-4) in 2012. Is a two-sport athlete and is the captain for the basketball and football teams.
Other offers: Washington
Fedrice "Fred" Binot
OL, 6-3, 252
Lake Gibson HS
Played tackle at Lake Gibson, but is projected to be an inside offensive lineman for the Herd. Visited Marshall on Jan. 31-Feb. 1, committed the following day. Attends same high school that produced MU running back Remi Watson. Honorable mention Class 6A All-State Elite pick. Listed preseason as one of top 20 Florida interior offensive line prospects by Miami Herald.
Other offers: Toledo, Tennessee State and Eastern Kentucky
WR, 6-2, 180,
Comes from the same school that produced two current Marshall players (linebacker Jermaine Holmes and defensive lineman Jarquez Samuel). Had 41 catches for 613 yards and three touchdowns for Valdosta (6-5) in 2013. Has not picked a major.
Other offers: Cincinnati, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Middle Tennessee and South Alabama
RB, 6-1, 185
Langston Hughes HS
Had 213 carries for 1,652 yards and 24 touchdowns and 13 catches for 180 yards and three scores in 12 games for Langston Hughes (10-2) in 2013. Had 197 carries for 1,068 yards and 12 touchdowns and five catches for 50 yards and two scores in 11 games for Langston Hughes (10-2) in 2012.
Other offers: Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Indiana, Louisville, Mississippi State, South Alabama
OL, 6-3, 261
Ranked the No. 7 center in America and the No. 33 overall prospect in Ohio by Rivals. Committed to Cincinnati on June 10, but decommitted from the Bearcats and committed to the Thundering Herd on Feb. 2. With the help of his blocking, Washington (9-3) averaged 31.9 points, 152.2 passing yards and 179.4 rushing yards per game in 2013 and advanced to the second round of the Division II state playoffs.
Other offers: Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Indiana, Ohio, Toledo
OL, 6-1, 270
Will play guard or center for the Thundering Herd. Had 109 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, nine quarterback hurries, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one blocked punt in 2013 to lead Handley (7-4) to the Class 4A state playoffs. Also helped the Judges score 402 points, run for 1,491 yards and throw for 2,597 yards in 11 games with his blocking. Was a four-year starter on the offensive line and a three-year starter on the defensive line at Handley. Is the younger brother of Penn State sophomore defensive tackle Derek Dowrey Jr.
Other offers: Connecticut, Hampton, Richmond, William & Mary
WR, 5-11, 186
Had 230 carries for 1,548 yards and 30 touchdowns and 35 catches for 557 yards and three scores for Gaffney (8-4) in 2013. Ran 277 times for 1,799 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2012 to lead the Indians (12-3) to the Class 4A Division I state title.
Other offers: Appalachian State, Eastern Michigan, Old Dominion, West Virginia
SI, 6-3, 184
Lake Gibson HS
Ranked the No. 39 safety in America and the No. 66 overall prospect in Florida by Rivals. Committed to Georgia on July 12, but decommitted from the Bulldogs and committed to the Thundering Herd on Feb. 3. Had 48 tackles, five interceptions, four pass breakups and two tackles for loss in 2013 to lead Lake Gibson (7-3) to the Class 6A state playoffs.
Other offers: Alabama, UCF, Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Louisville, Minnesota, Ohio State, USF, Tennessee, USC, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin
QB, 6-1, 200
Sandy Creek HS
A midyear enrollee who began classes at Marshall on Jan. 13. Had a 39-2-1 record as the Patriots' starting quarterback . Was part of two state championship teams (2012 and 2010). Completed 135-of-196 passes (68.8 percent) for 2,169 yards and 18 touchdowns with four interceptions in 2013, when the Patriots went 11-1-1 and lost in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Completed 417-of-639 passes (65.3 percent) for 7,004 yards and 63 touchdowns with 19 interceptions in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons combined. Plans to major in business.
Other offers: from UAB, Arkansas State, Charlotte, FIU, Georgia State, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, South Alabama, Southern Mississippi, Western Kentucky
Donquell "Gator" Green
WR, 5-8, 160
Burke County HS
Completed 86-of-132 passes for 1,399 yards and 11 touchdowns with two interceptions and carried 177 times for 1,827 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2013 to lead Burke County (11-4) to the third round of the Class 4A state playoffs. Named to preseason Georgia Super 11 by Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Class 4A All-State first team as a senior quarterback. Was Class 4A All-State first team as a junior (utility player).
Other offers: Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Carolina, Old Dominion, South Alabama, Troy
LB, 6-3, 225
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Committed to UCF in June, but decommitted from the Golden Knights in January. Made 86 tackles, 16 for loss and nine sacks for Gibbs in 2013. Also ran for 524 yards and six touchdowns, had 15 catches for 193 yards and two scores and returned seven kickoffs for touchdowns. Spent time at fullback, quarterback, running back, wide receiver, free safety, linebacker, strong safety, kick returner and punt returner during his high school career
Other offers: Akron, UCF, Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic, FIU, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Oklahoma, USF, West Virginia, Western Illinois, Western Kentucky
S, 6-2, 175
Jefferson County HS