Holliday has always said that the offensive line position is one spot where it is tough for a young kid to come in and play immediately. However, two seasons ago, true freshman Garrett Scott saw playing time along the line on the road at Ohio State. Scott returns this season for his third season, as he should start at right tackle. The spot vacated by graduating senior CJ Wood.
As was mentioned, six new offensive lineman are reporting to campus after this past recruiting class. Gage Niemeyer
, a JUCO transfer is already on campus and working himself into the rotation. JUCO Transfer Billy Rone
along with four freshman, Eric Ansley
, Tyler Combs
, Cameron Dees
and Josh Murriel
will arrive over the summer. The four from the previous class were Anthony Spano
, Josue Joseph
, Sebastian Johansson
, and Clinton Van Horn. Van Horn actually counts towards this past years class, but was here all of last season practicing.
currently has multiple offers out there to offensive lineman. One of those offensive lineman could be Powder Spring, Georgia product Jajuan Dulaney
. Dulaney is currently 6'4", 245 pounds. He plays at McEachern High School in Powder Springs.
Dulaney, though is very athletic. He has said that when he gets to college he will be able to either grow into the offensive tackle position, or play tight end. He currently has three offers from schools other than Marshall. Those schools are ECU, Troy
, and South Alabama
. He has received recent interest from South Carolina and Mississippi State. Dulaney has said that he has an offer now from Marshall, but he did not get it himself. His coach told him that Marshall had called to offer.
He is unsure if he will visit this spring or not, but he is excited to see the recruiting process play out.
Dulaney was very excited and humbled to receive his first offer. He said, "when I got my first offer by ECU in March, I don't think I can describe how happy I was. It was probably the best day of my life. I was never expecting to be recruited or offered yet. It made me realize that if I keep working hard like I have been doing then I will achieve my goal of playing for a NCAA football team somewhere."
Stay tuned to herdhaven.com as we follow up with Jajuan Dulaney.
Offensive lineman are always a priority to coaches in virtually every recruiting class. This past season Doc Holliday and staff brought in six, and two seasons ago they brought in four. That explains the influx in numbers at the offensive line position and the excitement that Holliday and Coach Bill Legg have for the upcoming seasons.