Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

February 5, 2014

National Signing Day: Marshall football signings with bios


BLUEFIELD — Nathaniel Devers

OL, 6-3, 261

Washington High School

Massillon, Ohio

Recruited by: Bill Legg

Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals … Also had offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Indiana, Ohio and Toledo … Ranked the No. 7 center in America and the No. 33 overall prospect in Ohio by Rivals … Committed to Cincinnati on June 10, but decommitted from the Bearcats and committed to the Thundering Herd on Feb. 2 … With the help of his blocking, Washington (9-3) averaged 31.9 points, 152.2 passing yards and 179.4 rushing yards per game in 2013 and advanced to the second round of the Division II state playoffs … Runs the 40-yard dash in 5.0 seconds … Can bench press 225 pounds 26 times and can max 405 pounds … Plans to major in education.

Jordan Dowrey

OL, 6-1, 270

Handley High School

Winchester, Va.

Recruited by: J.C. Price and Alex Mirabal

Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals … Also had offers from Connecticut, Hampton, Richmond and William & Mary … Will play guard or center for the Thundering Herd … Had 109 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, nine quarterback hurries, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one blocked punt in 2013 to lead Handley (7-4) to the Class 4A state playoffs … Also helped the Judges score 402 points, run for 1,491 yards and throw for 2,597 yards in 11 games with his blocking … Was a four-year starter on the offensive line and a three-year starter on the defensive line at Handley … Runs the 40-yard dash in 5.0 seconds … Bench presses 340 pounds … Is a three-sport athlete at Handley, where he also is on the wrestling and track and field teams … Is the younger brother of Penn State sophomore defensive tackle Derek Dowrey Jr. … Has not picked a major.

Hyleck Foster

WR, 5-11, 186

Gaffney High School

Gaffney, S.C.

Recruited by: Mike Furrey

Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals … Also had offers from Appalachian State, Eastern Michigan, Old Dominion and West Virginia … Had 230 carries for 1,548 yards and 30 touchdowns and 35 catches for 557 yards and three scores for Gaffney (8-4) in 2013 … Ran 277 times for 1,799 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2012 to lead the Indians (12-3) to the Class 4A Division I state title … Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds … Has a 34-inch vertical … Bench presses 255 pounds and squats 405 pounds … Is a three-sport star at Gaffney, where he also plays centerfield and shortstop for the baseball team and point guard and small forward for the basketball team … Has not picked a major.

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