Thursday, February 28, 2013

Marshall Football: C-USA Announces Schedule Changes

Conference USA made an announcement earlier today that two Marshall football games have been re-scheduled to accommodate national television coverage from a yet to be determined network.

Marshall’s initial meeting at Middle Tennessee State was previously announced for Saturday October 12th. The game will now be played Thursday October 24th.

In a similar move the Thundering Herd’s game at Tulsa has been shifted from Saturday November 16th to Thursday November 14th.

Here is an updated schedule that reflects today’s announcement.

Marshall University 2013 Football Schedule
August 31st – Miami (OH)
September 7th – Gardner-Webb
September 14th at Ohio
September 21st at Virginia Tech
October 5th – Texas San Antonio
October 12th at Florida Atlantic
October 24th at Middle Tennessee (Thursday)
November 2nd – Southern Miss
November 9th – UAB
November 14th at Tulsa (Thursday)
November 23rd at FIU
November 29th – ECU (Friday)
December 7th – C-USA Championship Game

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Marshall Football: Assistant Positions Defined

Citing sources Huntington Herald Dispatch columnist Chuck Landon has learned that recently hired football assistant Sean Cronin will work with Marshall’s defensive ends while current defensive line coach J.C. Price shifts his focus to the Herd’s interior lineman. Also shifting responsibilities, Todd Hartley will move to tight ends coach after overseeing Marshall’s safeties last year.

With those moves here is the current lineup and responsibilities of Marshall’s assistant coaches.

Defensive Coordinator/Secondary – Chuck Heater
Defensive Tackles – J.C. Price
Defensive Ends – Season Cronin
Linebackers – Adam Fuller

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Bill Legg
Offensive Line – Alex Mirabal
Running Backs - Jajuan Seider
Tight Ends – Todd Hartley
Wide Receivers – Mike Furrey

Basketball & Football Coach Received Extensions

First confirmed by Chuck Landon of the Huntington Herald Dispatch, Marshall’s football and men’s basketball coach received contract extensions within the last 15 months.

Doc Holliday was awarded an extension after defeating FIU in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl on Dec. 21, 2001 and leading the Herd to a 7-6 season. In three years as Marshall’s football coach, Holliday has accumulated a record of 17-20. Holliday has three years left on his contact.

Athletic Director Mike Hamrick handed a contract extension to basketball coach Tom Herrion after last season’s NIT loss to Middle Tennessee State. The NIT appearance was the Thundering Herd’s first since 1988. In almost three years at the helm of Marshall’s basketball program Herrion has a overall record of 55-42. Like Holliday, Herrion has three years remaining on his contract.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Does Big East TV Deal Signal Tulsa’s Exit from C-USA?

First confirmed by Brett McMurphy of ESPN, the Big East and ESPN have reached a new media rights deal, paying the conference $130 million over seven years. With the agreement, individual league members can expect an annual payout of $1.8 million.

Earlier this month it was reported that the Big East was likely to add a 12th member for 2014 after it reached a new broadcast agreement, with Tulsa as the likely target. Armed with a new media rights deal, is the Big East preparing to poach another member of C-USA?

That depends on how much Tulsa values the Big East. In terms of dollars, C-USA’s television contract with CBS Sports and Fox Sports net’s each member between $1.2 million and $1.5 million per year depending on which report you read. Either way, that is not a big difference between what the Big East can offer.

Another factor Tulsa must consider is C-USA’s exit fee which stands at $7 million and the Big East entrance fee, believed to be around $2.5 million. Can the Golden Hurricanes justify spending almost $10 million to join a league that is only distributing $1.8 million per school for its media package?

As alluded to by Tulsa President Stedman Upham, his school’s biggest desire to leave C-USA might not be driven by money. In a January interview with the Tulsa World, Upham expressed his concern about being only one of two private institutions remaining in C-USA past 2014.

"I also want to be in a conference that we can be proud of academically”. Upham told the paper. “Losing two of the private schools (SMU and Tulane) in Conference USA is damaging to me, in the way I think about the conference”.

If Tulsa exits C-USA it will not take the league long to find a new member. As reported by Dieter Kurtenback of the Florida Sun Sentinel last year, C-USA has standing agreements with Western Kentucky and New Mexico State for those schools to join the conference at a later date if slots become available.

Either way, Tulsa’s decision to join the Big East or stay in C-USA will be an interesting case study in how both leagues are valued.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Marshall Football: Dobson's Skips Drills at NFL Combine

First reported by Derek Redd of the Charleston Daily Mail, Marshall University wide receiver Aaron Dobson did not participate in running drills at today's NFL Combine. Earlier in the week Dobson told that a pulled hamstring would keep him from working out.  Despite not participating in drills the Mountain State native still had a chance to conduct interviews with various NFL front offices.

Dobson will have an opportunity to run for scouts at Marshall's pro-day on March 13th. 

Marshall Basketball: Herd Falls at Home to UAB, 52-48

Despite erasing a 19 point second half defect Marshall (12-16, 5-8) could not overtake UAB (13-14, 5-7), falling 52-48 at home.

For more on Saturday's loss follow the links below.

Box Score

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Herd can't complete comeback

Chuck Landon: MU squanders momentum from UCF

Charleston Daily Mail

Marshall men's basketball: UAB edges Herd, 52-48

Post-game: Pittman and Kane talk about Herd's loss to UAB

Charleston Gazette

Herd rally fall short against UAB

Blazers Beat Herd 52-48

Friday, February 22, 2013

C-USA Basketball: Can Marshall Secure a First Round Bye?

After registering its first road win of the season at UCF on Wednesday, Marshall sits one game behind ECU, Tulsa, and Tulane for fifth place and Conference USA’s final bye in next month’s league tournament. As the Thundering Herd learned last year, receiving a bye is crucial. Playing their fourth game in four days Marshall could not contend with a well rested Memphis squad, falling 83-57 in the championship.

Here is a look at C-USA’s current standings, just league records reflected.

1) Memphis: 12-0
2) Southern Miss: 10-2
3) *UCF: 7-5
4) UTEP: 7-5
5) ECU: 6-6
6) Tulsa: 6-6
7) Tulane: 5-6
8) Marshall: 5-7
9) UAB: 4-7
10) Houston: 4-8
11) SMU: 3-8
12) Rice: 1-10
*Ineligible for postseason play

Six teams (as indicated UCF is ineligible for postseason play) sit within two games of each other for what will ultimately be the third and fourth seed in the conference tournament. After scanning over the remaining schedules for UTEP, ECU, Tulsa, Tulane, Marshall, and UAB this is how I predict they will finish.

2/27 Houston: W
3/2 @ Rice: W
3/5 Memphis: L
3/9 @ SMU: W
Final C-USA Record: 10-6

2/23 @ SMU: W
3/2 @ Southern Miss: L
3/6 Tulane: W
3/9 Marshall: L
Final C-USA Record: 8-8

2/23 @ UCF: L
3/2 Tulane: W
3/6 SMU: W
3/9 @ Rice: W
Final C-USA Record: 8-8

2/27 UAB: W
3/2 @ Tulsa: L
3/6 @ ECU: L
3/9 Houston: W
Final C-USA Record: 7-9

2/23 UAB: W
3/2 @ Houston: L
3/5 Southern Miss: L
3/9 @ ECU: W
Final C-USA Record: 7-9

2/23 @ Marshall: L
2/27 @ Tulane: L
3/2 SMU: W
3/6 UCF: W
3/9 @ Memphis: L
Final C-USA Record: 6-10

If the scenario above plays out UTEP takes the third seed while ECU (head to head tiebreaker over Tulsa) earns the final tournament bye. Even though they finish with identical records Tulane is placed above Marshall because they own a head to head win over the Herd.

The good news for Marshall is that they virtually control their own fate. If the Herd wins out it is hard to imagine a scenario where they don’t finish in the top five.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Marshall basketball: Herd Snaps Year Long Road Losing Streak at UCF

Marshall (12-15, 5-7) won its first Conference USA road basketball game in over a year last night, defeating UCF (8-5, 18-9) 82-70. With the win, the Thundering Herd sits one game behind ECU, Tulane, and Tulsa for the 5th seed and final first round bye in next month’s conference tournament.

For more on yesterday’s game follow the links below.

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Charleston Gazette

Charleston Daily Mail

Orlando Sentinel

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Marshall Football: Mike Furrey to Join Staff is reporting that Kentucky Christian University head coach Mike Furrey will join Doc Holliday’s staff at Marshall. Furrey has lead the Knight’s, a NAIA program in Grayson KY., for two seasons, accumulating a record of 11-11.

Prior to being named head coach at KCU Furrey spent seven years in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, and Cleveland Browns. The Ohio native played on both sides of the ball, finishing his career with 2,298 receiving yards and seven touchdowns at wide receiver while also recording 57 tackles and four interceptions as a defensive back.

Various outlets are reporting that Furrey will coach the Thundering Herd's wide outs.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Marshall Football: Assistant Coach Cronin Returning to Herd

First reported by Huntington Herald Dispatch columnist Chuck Landon, Temple assistant Sean Cronin is returning to Marshall’s football staff, most likely as safeties coach.

Cronin coached the Thundering Herd’s defensive line in 2010, leaving after one season for the same position at Temple.

Strengthening his connection to Marshall, Cronin is also married to the daughter (Emily) of new defensive coordinator Chuck Heater.  

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Marshall Basketball: Herd Can't Stop Tigers, 71-59 Memphis

Despite outscoring Memphis 33-28 in the second half, Marshall could not overcome a slow start, losing to the Tigers in the Cam Henderson Center 71-59 Saturday night.

For more on the game follow the links below.

Box Score

Charleston Daily Mail

Marshall men's basketball: Herd falls to No. 22 Memphis, 71-59

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Tiger turn back Herd

Chuck Landon: Kane keeps faith ever after tough loss

Strong Second Half Not Enough, Herd Falls 71-59

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Adonis Thomas double-double helps Memphis Tigers to 11th straight road win

Friday, February 15, 2013

Marshall Baseball: Opening Day at ODU

Marshall University baseball starts its 2013 campaign today in Norfolk Virginia for a three game series against ODU.

Game time is scheduled for 3pm this afternoon with true freshman right hander Chase Boster making his first start for the Thundering Herd. Boster hails from the same high school, Colonial Forge in Stafford Va., as Marshall football twins Blake and Eric Frohnapfel.

On Saturday staff ace Aaron Blair climbs the hill for Marshall. The junior righty was named Conference USA’s preseason pitcher of the year by Baseball America. Tomorrows start is scheduled for 2pm.

Wayland Moore will lead the Herd during Sunday’s series finale at 1pm. In 17 appearances last season Moore punched up a 7.90 ERA while throwing 35.1 innings. The 6-foot-2 left handed senior did produce a strong strikeout to walk ratio, sitting down 31 batters compared to only 12 base on balls.

ODU was picked to finish 6th out of ten Colonial Athletic Association teams in a preseason poll conducted among the league’s coaches. The Monarchs are lead by sophomore outfielder Josh Eldridge who accumulated a .315 batting average in CAA games last year. Brandon Smith is a dangerous pitcher out of the bullpen, in 2012 he recorded eight wins and three saves.

You can follow this weekend’s action on Game Tracker through

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Marshall Basketball: Herd Out Shoots Rice to 71-70 Victory

Marshall (11-14, 4-6) snapped a two game losing streak Wednesday night, beating Rice (5-19, 1-9) 71-70 in the Cam Henderson Center. The Herd was lead by Elijah Pittman's 22 points and 10 assist from point guard DeAndre Kane.

For more on Wednesday's win follow the links below.

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Charleston Daily Mail

Charleston Gazette

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Marshall Football: Parker Leaving for Purdue

First reported by, Marshall University assistant football coach Gerad Parker will become Purdue's new tight ends coach.

Parker has lead the Thundering Herd's wide receivers for two seasons. Prior to Marshall he had served as passing game coordinator and recruiting coordinator at the University of Tennessee-Martin.

Marshall Basketball: Herd Falls on the Road to UAB, 75-61

Marshall (10-14, 3-6) dropped its 14th straight game away from the Cam Henderson Center Saturday afternoon, falling at UAB 75-61. The Thundering Herd last recorded a road win against a division one opponent on March 9th 2012, beating Southern Mississippi in the Conference USA Tournament.

For more on yesterday's game follow the links below.

Box Score

Blazer Threes Beat Herd, 75-61

Huntington Herald Dispatch

UAB shoots down Marshall

Charleston Daily Mail

Marshall men's basketball: Herd loses at UAB, 75-61

Charleston Gazette

UAB defeats Marshall, 75-61

Birmingham News

UAB downs Marshall, wins third in last four games

Friday, February 8, 2013

Marshall Football: Fuller Leaving UTC for Herd

First reported by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defensive coordinator Adam Fuller is leaving the Mocs to join Doc Holliday’s staff at Marshall.

Fuller has served as UT-Chattanooga’s defensive coordinator for four seasons. In 2011 the Mocs lead the Sothern Conference in total defense (305.3 yards per game), scoring defense (19.7 points per game), and turnover margin (+9). A long time assistant Fuller has previous coaching experience at Richmond, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Wagner College.

Although the Times Free Press did not name Fuller’s new position at Marshall, it is believed he will be the Thundering Herd’s linebackers coach.  

Marshall Football: Dobson Invited to Combine & Bradshaw Cut by Giants

Marshall University wide receiver Aaron Dobson has been invited to the NFL Draft Combine. During his four years in a Thundering Herd uniform Dobson snagged 2,398 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns.

The combine starts in Indianapolis February 20th and contiunes through the 26th.

In other Marshall related NFL news, running back Ahmad Bradshaw has been cut by the New York Giants. The Herd alum lead the Giants in rushing for the past three seasons. Since being selected in the 7th round of the 2007 draft, Bradshaw has accumulated 4,232 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns, all in New York.

Marshall Baseball: Baseball America Names Blair Top Prospect

Baseball America released its Conference USA preview yesterday, naming Marshall University’s Aaron Blair as the league’s pre-season pitcher of the year and top prospect for the 2013 MLB draft.

Last season Blair finished with a 2-8 record, accumulating a ERA of 3.98 while striking out 82 batters to only 28 walks. He followed up his impressive 2012 campaign with a strong performance in the Cap Cod Summer League, winning six games in eight starts with a 1.05 ERA.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Marshall Basketball: Herd Drops Another Road Game, 91-75 Tulane

Marshall’s (10-13, 3-5) road woes continued yesterday as they lost at Tulane (15-18, 3-5) 91-75. The Thundering Herd has not beaten a division one opponent away from the Cam Henderson Center since last year’s Conference USA Tournament.

For more on Wednesday’s game follow the links below.

Huntington Herald Dispatch

Charleston Daily Mail

Charleston Gazette


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Marshall Football: Breaking Down the 2013 Recruiting Class

Marshall's football program received 29 letters of intent earlier today and the accolades are rolling in with them. ranks the Thundering Herd's recruiting class as the best among schools that will make up Conference USA next year and beyond.

The 29 commitments fall into many different categories, high school seniors, prep school players, junior college transfers, non-qualifiers, grayshirts, and BCS transfers. We have classified each signee with additional background information below.

High School Seniors

During his senior season Anderson completed 40-of-81 passes for 509 yards and five touchdowns with two interceptions before suffering a season-ending injury (broken collarbone). 

Listed at six-foot-three, 273 pounds, Selby is rated a three star prospect by and Besides Marshall, Selby also had scholarship offers from Mississippi State and Middle Tennessee.

Plantt committed to Utah State over the summer but he began to waiver in the fall, taking visits to Liberty and Appalachian State. One of the leaders on Hallandale High Schools defense, Plantt stands at six-foot-one, 202 pounds.

A three star prospect out of Florida’s Boyd Anderson High School, Jean-Felix gave a verbal pledge to FIU this fall but re-opened his recruitment after the Golden Panthers fired former head coach Mario Cristobal. He is listed at six-foot-five, 300 pounds.

Pitts wore a number of hats at Florida's Ridge Community High School. The teams starting quarterback, Pitts completed 21 passes on 38 attempts for 339 yards and two touchdowns. A dual threat, he also rushed for seven scores and 289 yards. At wide receiver Pitts caught seven passes for 45 yards. On defense, the three star prospect registered ten tackles and a forced fumble.

A power runner, Pittman lead Phoebus High School (VA) with 1,784 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns despite missing the seasons first three games. He is expected to play defense at Marshall.

Sporting tremendous size, the Pickerington Ohio native stands six-foot-six, 290 pounds. Huhn is rated a three star prospect according to Besides Marshall, he also held scholarship offers from Louisville and many Mid American Conference schools.

Standing six-foot-two, 220 pounds, Benjamin has been rated the 20th best linebacker prospect in the class of 2013 by Besides Marshall, Benjamin had scholarship offers from many other schools including WVU, Purdue, Texas A&M, Kentucky, and FAU.

Johnson made 37 tackles and three interceptions in 2012, after 75 tackles and five interceptions in 2011. Associated Press Florida Class 4A All-State second team pick at DB his senior season. 

With the help of Wright's blocking, Miami Northwestern 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.

With the help of Collins' blocking, Trotwood-Madison gained 5,200 total yards (1,678 passing and 3,522 rushing) in 2012, and finished with a championship-game loss in the Division II state playoffs.

A all state selection in Georgia, Lang was a versatile weapon at Lowndes High School. During his senior season Lang averaged 19.4 yards per punt return and 36.6 yards per kickoff return while scoring three special teams touchdowns. At safety, the position he is expected to play in college, Lang intercepted a team high four passes. Not to be left out of the offense, he also scored six rushing touchdowns.

Sidelined with a knee injury, Wilson only played two games this season, recording 15 tackles. Recorded 39 tackles, six interceptions, two fumbles recoveries, and two defensive touchdowns as a junior in 2011.

Knight finished his senior season with 29 catches for 383 yards and five touchdowns. Had 29 catches for 365 yards and six scores as a junior.

Standing six-feet, 185 pounds, Byrd was a versatile offensive weapon at East Bay High School, Fla. The teams primary ball carrier, he rushed for 470 yards and nine touchdowns while also catching 11 passes for 191 and two scores during his senior season.

Finished senior season with 21 catches for 405 yards and four touchdowns for Whitehaven.

Prep School Enrolees

Houston signed with Maryland last February, turning down offers from West Virginia, East Carolina and Rutgers, after starring at Clarksburg (Md.) High . Attended prep school at Fork Union. Had more than 100 tackles and two interceptions as a high school senior. 

Jean-Louis signed with Miami (Fla.) last February but, he ended up attending Fork Union Military Academy this fall. Honorable mention Class 8A Florida All-State (utility player) at Palm Beach Central High School his senior season.

Originally a Class of 2012 prospect, McManus signed with West Virginia after spurning offers from Alabama, Auburn, and Clemson among many others. As a high school senior he caught 38 passes for 561 yards and six touchdowns.

Junior College Transfers

Letman did not play in 2012 after suffering a season-ending injury on the first day of preseason practice. He had 59 tackles and 10 pass breakups for Holmes Community College in 2011. Has three seasons of eligibility remaining.

A two year player at Georgia Military College, Hewitt registered a team high 65 tackles as a freshman. In 2012 the six-foot-two, 220 pound safety was named a National Junior College Athletic Association All American honorable mention.

This season, Blackmon led the Southwest Junior College Conference with 21 tackles for loss and was second in the league with eight sacks.

2012 Academic Non-Qualifiers

Thompson was originally a member of the Herd's 2012 recruiting class. Two-way starter who led Helix (13-1) to the California Division II state championship in 2011.

Tindal was originally a member of the Herd's 2012 recruiting class after signing with FIU in 2011. Spent a prep season at the Atlanta Sports Academy.

Turene originally signed with Georgia but was a member of the Herd's 2012 recruiting class. Spent at prep season at Atlanta Sports Academy.


Combs originally signed with the Herd in 2012. He was named All-State first team by the Louisville Courier-Journal as a junior and senior.

BCS Transfers

Standing six-foot-one, 197 pounds, Kersey was seldom used at Penn State. In four years he caught 12 passes for 154 yards. Kersey entered 2012 as the Nittnay Lions most experienced receiver, recording 44 receiving yards on six receptions before leaving the program. Has a single year of eligibility remaining.

Brown had 90 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and eight sacks during his senior year. Originally signed a letter of intent with Clemson before enrolling at Marshall. Brown has four years of eligibility remaining.

Smith, caught 25 passes for 402 yards and two touchdowns during his junior year at Penn State. At PSU Smith totaled more than 700 receiving yards on 56 receptions. Took a redshirt year at Marshall in 2012, has one year of eligibility left. 

Notes - It looks like Louisville transfer Larry Jefferson is no longer with the football program. He was not among the 29 players announced by Marshall earlier today...Although they have signed letters of intent, a number of today's signees still have eligibility (academics) concerns, they are Brandon Byrd, Stefan Houston, Deontay McManus, Shykeem Pitts, Michael Johnson, and Tony Pittman. If any of the players can't pass the NCAA clearinghouse they have the option of staying enrolled at Marshall for one year in order to gain their eligibility. 

Marshall Football: Anthony Midget Leaving Staff

Per the Twitter account of Huntington Herald Dispatch Columnist Chuck Landon,  Marshall University assistant football coach Anthony Midget is leaving for an opening at Penn State.

Midget was named to the Thundering Herd’s staff just over a week ago although, his exact responsibilities were not defined. It was believed that he would work with Marshall’s defensive backs and special teams units. Prior to arriving in Huntington Midget had served as defensive coordinator at Georgia State.

Further information on Midget’s departure and his new position at Penn State are not available at this time.

Marshall Football: Tiquan Lang Switches Commitment from South Alabama to Herd

First reported by the Twitter account of Valdosta Daily Times reporter Ed Hooper, Tiquan Lang will not honor his verbal commitment to South Alabama and has signed a letter of intent with Marshall.

A all state selection in Georgia, Lang was a versatile weapon at Lowndes High School. During his senior season Lang averaged 19.4 yards per punt return and 36.6 yards per kickoff return while scoring three special teams touchdowns. At safety, the position he is expected to play in college, Lang intercepted a team high four passes. Not to be left out of the offense, he also scored six rushing touchdowns.

Besides South Alabama and Marshall, the five-foot-eight, 167 pound, athlete also had a scholarship offer from Middle Tennessee State.

For more on Lang follow the links below.

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Marshall Football: Michael Johnson Switches Commitment from FSU to Herd

First reported by, Florida State verbal commitment Michael Johnson will sign a letter of intent with Marshall University later today. ranks Johnson as the 27th best safety prospect in the class of 2013 and the 68th best player from Florida. Johnson verbally committed to FSU in February of 2012 but, it appears he changed his mind during a official visit to Marshall this past weekend. It has been rumored that the Booker T. Washington High School product could be facing academic issues but, his ability to qualify is still unknown.

Standing five-foot-nine, 153 pounds, Johnson also received scholarship offers from FIU, Houston, Kansas St., Mississippi, Utah, and WVU.

For more on Johnson follow the links below.

Marshall Football: National Signing Day Commitment List

A running list of the letters of intent received by Marshall University’s football program. We will constantly update this list throughout the day.

16) Shykeem Pitts, WR, Ridge Community High School, Fla.
17) Tony Pittman, RB, Phoebus High School, Va.
19) Neville Hewitt, DB, Georgia Military College, Ga.
20) Jeremiah Benjamin, LB, McArthur High School, Fla.
21) Michael Johnson, DB, Booker T. Washington High School, Fla.
22) Gerald Wright, OL, Miami Northwestern High School, Fla.
23) Cody Collins, OL, Arch Bishop Alter, Oh.
24) Tiquan Lang, DB. Lowndes High School, Ga. 
25) D'Andre "Chocolate" Wilson, DB, Myrtle Beach High School, Sc.
26) Josh Knight, WR, Fort Pierce Central High School, Fla.
27) Brandon Byrd, RB, East Bayside High School, Fla.
28) Arnold Blackmon, DE, Navarro Junior College, Tx.
29) Justin Hunt, WR, Whitehaven High School, Tenn.