Sunday, April 27, 2014

Marshall Football: Herd Adds Birdsong to QB Mix

Marshall's search to find an eventual replacement for star quarterback Rakeem Cato added another member today. While visiting campus during the annual green and white game Michael Birdsong gave a verbal commitment to the Thundering Herd.

Birdsong comes to Marshall from James Madison University. The sophomore quarterback started every game for the Dukes last year, completing 227 of 376 pass attempts for 2,278 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. An occasional rushing threat, he also ran for three scores and 310 yards.

Then a assistant coach at JMU, Marshall defensive line coach J.C. Price recruited Birdsong to the Dukes. A Virginia native, Birdsong decided to leave James Madison after losing the starting quarterback job to Vlad Lee during spring practice.

Birdsong is a sizable quarterback, standing 6-foot-4, 230 pounds. Before committing to Marshall, he also had a official visit scheduled at Old Dominion. Per NCAA transfer rules, Birdsong will sit out the upcoming season. Once eligible, he will have two years left to play.

2 comments:

  1. JMU is known as the "Dukes", not Bulldogs and this is a strange pick up. As we have:

    RS Soph Gunner Holcombe
    RS Freshman Kevin Anderson
    True Freshman Cole Gavin
    Commit Chase Litton 2015

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  2. I also was told, had a 6'4" 200lb 7th ranked Qb out ofPA attend the green and white. Has an accurate laser arm. Maybe some guys are coming, as some are going. Happens all the time. Sports are fickle anymore!

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