HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — To college football programs and fans, National Signing Day is like Christmas Day. It is also one of the only days of the year fax machines across the country stay busy.
On Wednesday, Marshall University announced it was adding 24 student-athletes to its football program.
Marshall’s recruiting class is headlined by wide receiver Jaquan Webb and transfer quarterback Alex Thomson.
Webb, a 6-foot 2-inch receiver from Oxford High School in Oxford, Miss., is rated as a 4-star prospect by ESPN. Webb received scholarship offers from several other schools including Alabama, Louisville, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Arkansas State, Louisiana, Louisiana-Monroe, Massachusetts, Middle Tennessee, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Tulane, and UAB.
Another Marshall signee that has drawn national attention is graduate transfer, Alex Thomson. Thomson is expected to have two years eligibility after transferring from Wagner College. Thomson chose to transfer to Marshall, choosing the Herd over Baylor and Tennessee.
Thomson will join an offense that will be returning nine starters from last season. In 2018, Marshall’s offense will feature a new quarterback after junior Chase Litton announced he was entering the NFL draft. The Herd will also have a new offensive coordinator, Tim Cramsey. Cramsey, who joins the Herd from Sam Houston State, was hired after the resignation of Bill Legg.
Marshall signed 13 offensive players and 10 defensive players, who will also have a new coordinator. After long-time defensive coordinator Chuck Heater left for a position at Maryland, Marshall promoted linebackers coach Adam Fuller to defensive coordinator.
In addition to signing Web and Thomson, Marshall’s recruiting class also features 11 three-star prospects.
In a release from Marshall, head coach Doc Holliday said the team has filled its offseason needs.
"Once again, we have filled our needs. We have recruited young men who are excited to represent this program and, as always, that’s where it starts,” Holliday said.
Here is a complete list of Marshall's 2018 recruiting class:
Alex Thomson | QB | 6-5 | 225 | Keyport, N.J. | Wagner College (graduate transfer)
Jaquan Webb | 4-star WR | 6-2 | 179 | Oxford, Miss. | Oxford High School
Arak McDuffie | 3-star DL | 6-5 | 240 | Louisville, Ky. | Trinity High School
Markeis Colvin | 3-star DB | 6-0 | 205 | Seffner, Fla. | Armwood High School
Jalynn Sikes | 3-star RB | 5-11 | 195 | Rome, Ga. | Rome High School
Talik Keaton | 3-star WR | 6-1 | 185 | Sarasota, Fla. | Booker High School
Bakari Jackson | 3-star LB | 6-1 | 207 | Fort Meyers, Fla. | Dunbar High School
Sharrod Frazier | 3-star LB | 6-0 | 190 | Brunswick, Ga. | Brunswick High School
Corey Gammage | 3-star WR | 6-4 | 190 | Delray Beach, Fla. | Atlantic Community High School
Artie Henry III | 3-star WR | 6-1 | 185 | Sarasota, Fla. | San Diego Mesa College
Patrick Keenan | 3-star DL | 6-6 | 210 | Tampa, Fla. | Blake High School
Steve Gilmore Jr. | 3-star | DB | 5-11 | 160 | Rock Hill, S.C. | South Pointe High School
Koby Cumberlander | 3-star DL | 6-2 | 240 | Rosewell, Ga. | Rosewell High School
Owen Porter | 2-star DL | 6-2 | 227 | Huntington, W.Va. | Spring Valley High School
Jacob Cassidy | 2-star TE | 6-3 | 240 | Huntington, W.Va. | Spring Valley High School
Ethan Bingham | 2-star OL | 6-5 | 300 | Paintsville, Ky. | Johnson Central High School
Zack Ferris | 2-star OL | 6-5 | 311 | Somerset, Ky. | Pulaski County High School
Trey Livingood | 2-star OL | 6-3 | 300 | Berea, Ky. | Madison Southern High School
Caleb McMillan | 2-star WR | 6-3 | 195 | Orlando, Fla. | Bishop Moore High School
Justin Rohrwasser | 2-star K | 6-3 | 209 | Clifton Park, N.Y. | Erie Community College
Dalton Tucker | 2-star OL | 6-6 | 295 | Paris, Ky. | Bourbon County High School
Tyquavious Terrell | WR | 6-0 | 190 | Leesburg, Ga. | Lee County High School
Jermane Cross | FL | 6-5 | 280 | New Port Richey, Fla. | J.W. Mitchell High School
Dallas Martin | JUCO LB | 6-5 | 230 | Pleasanton, Ca. | City College of San Francisco