Marshall received a big addition to it's 2014 recruiting class today when Fork Union Military Academy's Ryheem Lockley gave a verbal commitment to the Thundering Herd.
As a senior at Middlesex High School (VA), Lockley played all over the field. On offense he rushed for 1,034 yards and 13 touchdowns in addition to 589 receiving yards and eight scores through the air. Also a standout on defense, Lockley tallied 50 tackles, two sacks, and a interception. After putting up those impressive numbers, the 6-foot-4, 220 lbs., athlete garnered scholarship offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Miami, and West Virginia before ultimately committing to the Hurricanes. Academic issues prevented Lockley from enrolling at Miami and he spent this fall with Fork Union instead.
A three star prospect according to Rivals, Loclkey is projected to play wide receiver or tight end at the collegiate level. As a prep school recruit, he can enroll at Marshall for the upcoming spring semester, but can't sign a letter of intent until nation signing day on February 5th.
Lockley joins two other Fork Union products, offensive lineman A.J. Addison and defensive lineman Malik Thompson in Marshall's 2014 recruiting class.
For more on Lockley follow the links below:
1) Rivals profile
2) Hudl profile (video)