Marshall is hosting at least four football prospects on official visits this Saturday. Here is a list of recruits you can expect on the sidelines of Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
Joseph Figueroa, Safety, Fort Pierce Central High School (FL)
The term “smart player” gets thrown around a lot but, Joseph Figueroa has earned the moniker. A 5-foot-10, 185 pound safety, Figueroa reports scholarship offers from a number of elite academic schools including Harvard, Holy Cross, and Colgate. With choices like that you might think Figueroa is all brains and no brawn but, during his junior season he registered 97 tackles and eight interceptions.
Josh Knight, WR, Fort Pierce Central High School (FL)
A two star prospect according to Rivals, Josh Knight might be the big receiver Marshall is looking for. Standing in at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, Knight caught 29 passes for 365 yards and 6 touchdowns during his junior season. Besides Marshall, he holds scholarship offers from a number of schools in the MAC, C-USA, Big East, and Sun Belt.
Stafon McCray, RB, Osceola High School (FL)
Ranked the 67th best running back prospect in the class of 2013 by Scout.com, Stafon McCray will also be making a trip to Marshall this weekend. Known for his hard nose running style, McCray gained 1,500 rushing yards and scored 19 touchdowns during his junior season. The competition for McCray’s services are intense, he holds scholarship offers from Iowa State and Arizona among many others.
Maquedius Bain, DT, University School of Nova Southeastern University (FL)
An elite prospect at defensive tackle, Maquedius Bain already weighs 308 pounds and stands at six-foot-three. Rivals.com ranks Bain the 77th best prospect in Florida and he has official visits scheduled for LSU and Oklahoma later this month. As a junior he recorded 37 tackles, five sacks, three forced fumbles, and four blocked kicks.