Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

February 5, 2014

National Signing Day: Marshall football signings with bios

BLUEFIELD — Marshall football recruiting list

A.J. Addison

OL, 6-6, 290

Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy

Ruther Glen, Va.

Recruited by: J.C. Price

A midyear enrollee who began classes at Marshall on Jan. 13 … Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals … Also had offers from Duquesne, Fairmont State, Norfolk State, Seton Hill and Virginia State … Played on the offensive and defensive lines at Fork Union … Bench presses 315 pounds … Originally was a Class of 2013 prospect from Fredericksburg (Va.) Christian High … In high school, received recruiting interest from Liberty, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech … Plans to major in business.

Emanuel Beal

WR, 6-1, 200

Hillgrove High School

Powder Springs, Ga.

Recruited by: Thomas Brown

Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals … Also had offers from UCF, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina State, USF, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky, Wisconsin and Yale … Transferred from Wheeler High School to Hillgrove High School for his senior season … Had 10 catches for 355 yards and three touchdowns for Hillgrove (11-2) in 2013 despite missing the first five games, helping the Hawks advance to the third round of the Class 6A state playoffs … Had 43 catches for 855 yards and seven touchdowns for Wheeler (6-5) in 2012, leading the Wildcats to the Class 6A state playoffs … Is a three-sport athlete at Wheeler, where he also is on the basketball and track teams … Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds … Has a 38-inch vertical jump … Bench presses 305 pounds … Plans to major in engineering.

Ryan Bee

DL, 6-7, 245

Hillsdale High School

Ashland, Ohio

Recruited by: Bill Legg

Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals … Also had an offer from Washington and was in contact with Bowling Green, Toledo and West Virginia … Had 88 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and 15 sacks along with 20 catches for 250 yards and eight touchdowns for Hillsdale in 2013 … Had 66 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and three forced fumbles for Hillsdale (7-4) in 2012 … Is a two-sport athlete at Hillsdale, where he is the captain for the basketball and football teams … Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds … Bench presses 265 pounds … Squats 345 pounds … Has a 27-inch vertical … Has not picked a major, but is considering criminal justice or environmental resource management.

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