Per multiple news outlets Marshall has added former UAB commitment Shawn Samuels to its roster. Samuels, a 6’1, 180 pound defensive back, signed a letter of intent with UAB in February but never stepped on campus prior to being released from scholarship. Coming out of Bainbridge High School (GA) Rivals.com listed Samuels as a three star recruit. Samuels will sit out the 2011-2012 season as a academic non-qualifier.
For more on Samuels visit the links below:
Rivals.com profile: http://rivals.yahoo.com/uab/football/recruiting/player-Shawn-Samuels-119252
Scout.com profile: http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=5412403
ThePostSearchLight.com article on Samules switch to MU: http://www.thepostsearchlight.com/2011/08/22/shawn-samuels-signs-with-marshall/
Charleston Daily Mail on Samuels status in Huntington: http://blogs.dailymail.com/marshall/2011/08/22/new-herd-football-player/
YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k66PbpwFlc