Dec. 19, 2007
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -
Marshall University Head Football Coach Mark Snyder announced the signing of four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, the first day of the junior college signing period.
"I am extremely pleased with this group," Snyder said. "All four of these young men have the potential to make an impact at their positions and help our program. We wanted to go out and add depth to our junior class with more experienced athletes and I believe we were able to do that.
"We have large freshmen and sophomore classes in the program and I charged our coaching staff with going out and targeting junior college players that had three years to play two to add depth to our junior class and balance our numbers. Our coaches have done a great job."
Marshall is expected to sign additional players during the signing period.
Below is a brief biographical sketch on each player:
Charles "Chuck" Walker
Laney College (Oakland, California)
Hometown: Hayward, Calif.
Walker had 56 receptions for over 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns last season at Laney...has been timed with 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash...rated three stars by Scout.com...he will have three years to use his remaining two years of playing eligibility and plans to enroll at Marshall in January 2008...chose Marshall over California, Hawaii, San Jose State and New Mexico State among others.
College of San Mateo (San Mateo, California)
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Named first-team all Northern California Conference...rated as one of the top five linebackers in Junior College by Rivals.com...rated as a three star recruit by Scout.com...has three years to use his remaining two years of playing eligibility and plans to enroll in January 2008...chose Marshall over 10 other scholarship offers from schools such as California, Minnesota, Colorado State, and Temple.
Mississippi Delta CC (Moorhead, MS)
Hometown: Cleveland, Miss.
Listed as a four-star offensive tackle by Rivals.com and Scout.com... possesses great footwork and tremendous power...played high school football at Cleveland East Side High...signed with Marshall over programs such as Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Kansas State, and Louisville.
College of the Sequoias (Visalia, California)
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
Recorded 35 tackles, two interceptions and 18 pass break-ups last season...has been timed with 4.37 speed in the 40-yard dash...will have three years to use his remaining two years of playing eligibility and plans to enroll at Marshall in Jan. 2008... He chose Marshall over San Diego State.