Curraj and Smith have not been made available for comment.
Play of the day went to "X" receiver Davonte Allen, who is making good use of his first healthy week in preseason camp. The sophomore from Belle Glade, Fla., leaped to catch a Rakeem Cato pass over the outstretched arms of safety Taj Letman.
"He hasn't played ball in a while; he was out all spring," Holliday said. "For him to get back out, he's a tremendous athlete, got tremendous skills. It won't take him long to back in the groove."
A notable evolution, if not all-out move, on the defensive line: James Rouse played all the 11-on-11 time alongside Brandon Sparrow at the tackles. That's not a surprise, as Rouse is a fifth-year senior in the best condition of his MU career after losing the last two seasons to injury.
Sharp, a 6-foot-4, 240-pounder from Orlando's Evans High, reportedly picked the Herd over offers from Cincinnati and Louisville. He told the Orlando Sentinel he has a 2.3 grade-point average and still needs four core classes. The Sentinel says ". . . his ACT score was just shy of where he needs to be on the NCAA sliding scale, so Marshall offers a good fit while he makes sure his academics are in order."
Hammond is listed as a 6-2, 175-pounder who plays strong safety at Jefferson County High. He was just named to the Augusta Chronicle's "Dream 16" players.
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