Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MARSHALL RECRUITING ; 5 Sign Midyear Letters of Intent with Herd

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MARSHALL RECRUITING ; 5 Sign Midyear Letters of Intent with Herd

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As expected, Marshall's aggressive recruiting of junior-college players paid off at the beginning of the midyear signing period, as five prospects submitted their letters of intent Wednesday. The quintet included an 11th-hour commitment, linebacker Donyae Moody from Hartnell College in Salinas, California. The 6-foot-2 native of Baltimore is the 49th-ranked juco player at any position by Scout.com.

247Sports reported that the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Moody had offers from Mississippi, East Carolina and Texas-El Paso, among others. Scout says he had 90 tackles, eight sacks and two forced fumbles, and he was was named first-team all-conference.

Two other Californians rated with three stars by Rivals also signed - linebacker Artis Johnson of Reedley College near Fresno and tight end Armani Levias of Laney College in Oakland. Both are California natives. Johnson is listed at 6-1, 210; Levias is listed at 6-4, 245.

The other signees are wide receiver Marcel Williams of Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa, and defensive back Kereon Merrell of Dodge City Community College in Kansas. …

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