The school has moved into its own campus near suburban Dawsonville, housing more than 200 male students in three different sports - football, basketball and baseball. The football program, often split into two squads, went a combined 18-1 and boasts of 23 signees and commitments, three in the FBS.
(One is Deion Sanders Jr., heading to Big East-bound Southern Methodist.)
A budding alumni list is displayed, including the first three Marshall recruits and players who headed to Auburn, Mississippi State and Middle Tennessee State, plus a number of FCS schools.
As the suspense grows over 11th-hour surprises, some attention has turned toward offensive lineman Sandley Jean-Felix of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Ranked 140th among offensive tackles by ESPN.com, the 6-foot-5, 295-pound Jean-Felix has been committed to Florida International since last August. But the Panthers have since changed coaches, firing Mario Cristobal and hiring Ron Turner.
In that transition, offensive line coach Alex Mirabal was let go and is widely reported to have joined the MU staff (the school has announced three coaching hires, but not that one). The Miami Herald reported that Jean-Felix has visited MU.
"Don't be surprised if this is a verbal commitment [to FIU] that doesn't make it to Wednesday," the Herald said.
The Big Green Scholarship Foundation is hosting a signing-day party from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at room BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center. Admission is $15, and you must be a Big Green or Quarterback Club member.
Big Green memberships (minimum $50) will be available at the door. For more information or to RSVP, call 304-696-4661.
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