Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

February 5, 2014

National Signing Day: Marshall football signings with bios


BLUEFIELD — Nyquan Harris

DL, 6-2, 310

Lake Taylor High School

Norfolk, Va.

Recruited by: J.C. Price

Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals … Also had offers from Alabama, Clemson, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, North Carolina State, Old Dominion, USC, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia … Had 11 sacks in 2013 to lead Lake Taylor (10-3) to the third round of the Class 4A state playoffs … Named Group 4A All-State second team by … Was two-time All-Group 4A South Region first team … Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds … Bench presses 385 pounds … Squats 405 pounds … Named No. 6 prospect in Virginia’s Tidewater area by the (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot … Nicknamed “Big Money” by his high school coach, Hank Sawyer … Plans to major in special education.

Frankie Hernandez

LB, 6-2, 203

Largo High School

Largo, Fla.

Recruited by: Adam Fuller

Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals … Also had offers from Indiana, Kentucky and USF … Has a cousin on the Thundering Herd roster (defensive lineman Jarquez Samuel) … Had 84 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three sacks and two interceptions in 2013, when he led Largo (9-3) to the Class 6A state playoffs … Had 99 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, two interceptions and one sack in 2012, when he led the Packers (11-1) to the Class 6A state playoffs … Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds … Bench presses 290 pounds … Is a two-sport athlete at Largo, where he also plays power forward for the basketball team … Plans to major in business.

Demetrius Johnson

S, 6-2, 205

Annapolis Area Christian School

Annapolis, Md.

Recruited by: J.C. Price

Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals … Also had offers from Hawaii, Maryland, North Carolina State and Old Dominion … Ranked the No. 57 wide receiver in America and the No. 13 overall prospect in Maryland by Rivals … Played wide receiver for the East in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Had 105 tackles, four defensive touchdowns, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and two sacks for Annapolis Area Christian in 2013 … Also had 21 catches for 416 yards and four scores … Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds … Plans to major in sports management.

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