Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

February 5, 2014

National Signing Day: Marshall football signings with bios


BLUEFIELD — Maurice Hall

LB, 6-3, 225

Gibbs High School

St. Petersburg, Fla.

Recruited by: Adam Fuller

Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals … Also had offers from Akron, UCF, Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic, FIU, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Oklahoma, USF, West Virginia, Western Illinois and Western Kentucky … Committed to UCF in June, but decommitted from the Golden Knights in January … Made 86 tackles, 16 for loss and nine sacks for Gibbs in 2013 … Also ran for 524 yards and six touchdowns, had 15 catches for 193 yards and two scores and returned seven kickoffs for touchdowns … Spent time at fullback, quarterback, running back, wide receiver, free safety, linebacker, strong safety, kick returner and punt returner during his high school career … A three-sport athlete at Gibbs, where he is a small forward on the basketball team and runs the 100-meter dash (10.6 seconds), 200-meter dash (21.8 seconds) and 400-meter dash (49.5 seconds) for the track team … Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds … Bench presses 245 pounds … Has a 37-inch vertical … Has not picked a major, but is considering business, computers or criminal justice.

LaDerrick Hammond

S, 6-2, 175

Jefferson County High School

Louisville, Ga.

Recruited by: Todd Hartley

Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals … Also had offers from Georgia State and Western Kentucky … Had 108 tackles, six pass breakups, three tackles for loss, three interceptions and one forced fumble for Jefferson County (8-4) in 2013 … Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds … Has a 31-inch vertical … Bench presses 225 pounds and squats 450 pounds … Is a two-sport athlete at Jefferson County, where he also plays basketball … Has not picked a major, but wants to study an area related to architecture or construction.

Kaleb Harris

LB, 6-3, 207

Norwayne High School       

Creston, Ohio

Recruited by: Bill Legg

Rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals…Starred as a Norwayne wide receiver and defensive back but figures to make the transition to tight end or outside linebacker in college … Committed to Cincinnati in June 2013, when he was the first in the history of Norwayne to commit to a major college program … Visited Marshall last weekend, and chose the Herd over Cincinnati and Western Michigan … Also had offers from Akron, Toledo, Kent State and Buffalo … 2013 All-Ohio Division V second team pick at wide receiver for 7-3 team … Was picked as “big man skill” MVP is a camp at West Virginia last June … Helped his team to 2011 Division IV state title … Was a two-time All-Ohio pick in track and field in relays…Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds.

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