Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MARSHALL BASKETBALL ; Herd Lands Another Commitment

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MARSHALL BASKETBALL ; Herd Lands Another Commitment

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Darius George, a 6-foot-7 native of Staunton, Virginia, has committed to play basketball at Marshall, joining two other recent pledges. George is a travel teammate of Notre Dame High point guard Jarrod West, who committed to MU Friday. The Herd also landed a commitment from Mingo Central's 6-5 Jeremy Dillon.

The News Leader of Staunton reported that George received his offer Thursday, and came to Huntington over the weekend. He had dinner at coach Dan D'Antoni's house, the report said, and attended Marshall's football game Saturday. After that, he told his high school coaches of his commitment.

"It felt like home, George told the News Leader. "The coaches made me comfortable, as if it was home already.

The News Leader said Longwood was George's only Division I offer to date, though James Madison, Winthrop and Virginia Tech had shown interest. …

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