The Herald-Dispatch

Marshall University had 24 players sign with the Thundering Herd football program Wednesday as part of the Class of 2018. Following is a chronological list of the signings with the most recent signees leading, along with biographical information for each recruit.

12:52 p.m.: Dallas Martin, LB, 6-2, 230, College of San Francisco, Pleasanton, Calif. Martin had 58 tackles with three sacks last season and, as a freshman, had 112 tackles at Santa Barbara City College. Originally from Foothill H.S. in California.

11:39 a.m.: Tyquavious Terrell, WR, 6-0, 190, Lee County, Leesburg, Ga. Terrell is a speedster on the outside, possessing a 4.39-second 40-yard dash along with a 315-pound bench press. Terrell was named All-Georgia first team by the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper. Terrell chose Marshall over Ball State, Central Michigan, Massachusetts and Georgia Southern.

10:59 a.m.: Patrick Keenan, DE, 6-6, 210, Blake, Tampa, Fla. Keenan is a long, rangy speed rusher off the edge that can wreak havoc for less-athletic linemen. Keenan chose Marshall over offers from Maryland, Illinois, Washington State, Florida Atlantic, Western Kentucky and South Florida.

10:17 a.m.: Artie Henry III, WR, 6-1, 185, Mesa College (Calif.), Sarasota, Fla. Henry comes out of the juco ranks and chose Marshall over Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion, Ball State, Bowling Green and others. Originally from same high school as 2018 WR signee Talik Keaton.

9:39 a.m.: Corey Gammage, WR, 6-2, 190, Atlantic, Delray Beach, Fla. Gammage is a three-star prospect previously committed to Florida under their old regime. In addition to the Gators, had several high-major offers including Miami, Kentucky, Auburn, Virginia Tech and West Virignia.

9:04 a.m.: Sharrod Frazier, LB, 6-0, 190, Brunswick (Ga.) H.S. Frazier brings a quick burst and hard-hitting style to the edge. As a junior, Frazier had 90 tackles with 15.5 tackles for loss while adding four sacks and two interceptions. Frazier chose Marshall over offers from Cincinnati, Colorado State, Washington State, Rutgers, Western Kentucky, Indiana and Appalachian State.

8:48 a.m.: Jaqaun Webb, WR, 6-2, 179, Oxford (Miss.) H.S. Webb is a three-star wide receiver with a 4.4-second 40-yard dash time. Webb had offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, Louisville, Oregon State and C-USA foes UAB, Southern Miss and Middle Tennessee.

8:38 a.m.: Bakari Jackson, LB, 6-1, 207, Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fla. Jackson recorded 67 tackles and two sacks for Dunbar, who finished 9-4 in 2017. Jackson also had offers from Clemson, Kentucky, UCF, South Florida, Maryland, Colorado State and Iowa State.

8:13 a.m.: Alex Thomson, QB, 6-5, 225, Wagner College. The talented grad transfer missed much of 2017 because of a shoulder injury, but was touted by former NFL quarterback Phil Simms as a potential NFL prospect. Thomson threw for 2,436 yards and 16 touchdowns with five interceptions in 2016. Thomson joined the Herd over offers from Baylor and Tennessee, among others.

8:13 a.m.: Talik Keaton, WR, 6-1, 185, Booker, Sarasota, Fla. Keaton is a talented three-star wide receiver out of Sarasota who recently de-committed from South Florida and committed to the Herd in the final week prior to National Signing Day.

8:04 a.m.: Jalynn Sykes, RB, 5-11, 195, Rome (Ga.) H.S. Sykes is an explosive back that rushed for 2,088 yards and 30 touchdowns in two seasons while averaging 9.8 yards per carry. Was a key part of back-to-back undefeated seasons for Rome, including a 15-0 mark in 2017. Sykes had many big offers, including Ole Miss, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

8 a.m.: Markeis Colvin, CB, 6-0, 205, Armwood, Seffner, Fla. Colvin was a shut-down corner for Armwood and chose Marshall over offers from Florida Atlantic, South Florida and UMass, among others. Combines both power and speed with a 40-yard dash time of 4.48 seconds, a bench press of 305 pounds and a vertical leap of 40 inches.

7:43 a.m.: Arak McDuffie, DL, 6-5, 240, Trinity, Louisville, Ky. McDuffie totaled 31 tackles and nine sacks on the defensive front for the Shamrocks in 2017. He chose Marshall over offers from Louisville, Cincinnati and Purdue.

Signed: Owen Porter, LB/DE, 6-2, 227, Spring Valley, Huntington. Porter was the 2017 recipient of the Howley Award, given to W.Va.'s top linebacker. Porter finished the 2017 season with 135 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks and helped lead Spring Valley to a 12-2 record and a Class AAA runner-up finish in West Virginia.

Signed: Jacob Cassidy, TE, 6-3, 230, Spring Valley, Huntington. Cassidy was a key two-way performer for the Timberwolves, finishing second on the team in tackles. He is also a big-bodied blocker with soft hands who can be a weapon at tight end, Joined fellow signee Owen Porter to help the Timberwolves to a Class AAA runner-up finish in 2017.

Signed: Ethan Bingham, OL, 6-6, 300, Johnson Central, Prestonsburg, Ky. Bingham was a key cog in the success of Johnson Central's power rushing attack over the last few seasons under head coach Jim Matney. Bingham was named an AP first team all-state lineman.

Signed: Trey Livingood, OL, 6-3, 300, Madison Southern, Berea, Ky. Livingood was a key cog in Madison Southern's success and was coached by offensive coordinator Jimmy Skinner, a former Marshall quarterback. Livingood was an AP second team all-state selection. Livingood played every position along the offensive front. He chose Marshall over offers from Air Force, Army and Ohio.

Signed: Zack Ferris, OL, 6-5, 311, Pulaski County, Somerset, Ky. Ferris joined fellow Herd signee Ethan Bingham as an AP first team all-state lineman. Ferris was a four-year starter on the offensive line at Pulaski County, compiling a 42-14 record in those four seasons.

Signed: Dalton Tucker, OL, 6-6, 295, Bourbon County, Carlisle, Ky. Tucker is one of four offensive linemen from Kentucky to sign with the Herd in the Class of 2018. Tucker participated in the Blue-Grey All-American Combine. Tucker chose Marshall over offers from Louisville and Eastern Kentucky.

Signed: Justin Rohrwasser, K, 6-3, 209, Erie Community College, Clifton Park, N.Y. Rohrwasser was a former kicker at Rhode Island before going to Erie. While at Rhode Island, Rohrwasser hit 15 of 20 field goal attempts and 39 of 40 point-after attempts.

Signed: Caleb McMillan, WR, 6-3, 195, Bishop Moore, Orlando, Fla. McMillan was injured midway through the 2017 season, but Marshall stayed with him through the injury. Explosive play maker who is a threat to score any time the ball gets in his hands. Had offers from N.C. State, Wake Forest, Southern Miss and Middle Tennessee, among others.

Enrolled: Koby Cumberlander, DE, 6-2, 240, Roswell (Ga.) H.S. Was originally committed to Michigan State, but enrolled at Marshall in July 2017. He had additional offers from Kansas State and Iowa State, among others, out of Roswell H.S. where he finished with 88 tackles and 16 sacks during his senior season. Other offers included Virginia Tech, Kansas State, Cincinnati, UCF and several C-USA schools.

Enrolled: Jermane Cross, DL, 6-5, 265, Mitchell H.S., New Port Richey, Fla. Cross was an under-the-radar prospect out of Florida, but showed dominance as a bull-rushing end in high school. During his senior year at Mitchell H.S., Cross was named part of the 2016 SAC West All-Conference Team after recording 54 tackles and 11 sacks with five forced fumbles and five pass breakups.


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