Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

February 5, 2014

National Signing Day: Marshall football signings with bios


BLUEFIELD — Kendall Gant

S, 6-3, 184

Lake Gibson High School

Lakeland, Fla.

Recruited by: Sean Cronin

Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals … Also had offers from Alabama, UCF, Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Louisville, Minnesota, Ohio State, USF, Tennessee, USC, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin … Ranked the No. 39 safety in America and the No. 66 overall prospect in Florida by Rivals … Committed to Georgia on July 12, but decommitted from the Bulldogs and committed to the Thundering Herd on Feb. 3 … Had 48 tackles, five interceptions, four pass breakups and two tackles for loss in 2013 to lead Lake Gibson (7-3) to the Class 6A state playoffs.

Cole Garvin

QB, 6-1, 200

Sandy Creek High School

Tyrone, Ga.

Recruited by: Todd Hartley

A midyear enrollee who began classes at Marshall on Jan. 13 … Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals … Also had offers from UAB, Arkansas State, Charlotte, FIU, Georgia State, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, South Alabama, Southern Mississippi and Western Kentucky … Had a 39-2-1 record as the Patriots' starting quarterback … Was part of two state championship teams (2012 and 2010) … Completed 135-of-196 passes (68.8 percent) for 2,169 yards and 18 touchdowns with four interceptions in 2013, when the Patriots went 11-1-1 and lost in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs … Completed 417-of-639 passes (65.3 percent) for 7,004 yards and 63 touchdowns with 19 interceptions in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons combined … Runs the 40-yard in 4.8 seconds … Has a 28-inch vertical … Bench presses 260 pounds and squats 360 pounds … A former two-sport athlete who played third baseman for Sandy Creek’s baseball team as a freshman and sophomore … Plans to major in business.

Donquell Green       

WR, 5-8, 160

Burke County HS

Waynesboro, Ga.

Recruited by: Todd Hartley

Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals … Nicknamed “Gator” … Also had offers from Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Carolina, Old Dominion, South Alabama and Troy … Completed 86-of-132 passes for 1,399 yards and 11 touchdowns with two interceptions and carried 177 times for 1,827 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2013 to lead Burke County (11-4) to the third round of the Class 4A state playoffs … Named to preseason Georgia Super 11 by Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Class 4A All-State first team as a senior quarterback … Was Class 4A All-State first team as a junior (utility player).

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