Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

February 5, 2014

National Signing Day: Marshall football signings with bios


BLUEFIELD — Ricardo Williams (Transfer)

DL, 6-5, 251


Miami (Fla.)

Homestead, Fla.

Is a transfer from Miami sitting out the 2013-14 school year, but will be eligible to play in the fall ... Will have two years of eligibility remaining … Played in one game for Miami in 2012 … Sat out as a redshirt in 2011 … Originally was a Class of 2011 prospect from Homestead High School … In high school, also had offers from Central Florida, Florida State, Kansas State, Marshall, North Carolina, Rutgers, South Florida, Stanford, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Washington and West Virginia … Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals as a senior … Also ranked as the No. 12 weakside defensive end prospect in America and the No. 56 overall prospect in Florida … Has not picked a major.

Reese Wooten

WR, 6-2, 170

Cairo High School

Cairo, Ga.

Recruited by: Todd Hartley

Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals … Had recruiting contact with and interest from Troy … Had 20 catches for 300 yards and two touchdowns along with 19 tackles and two interceptions in 2013 to lead Cairo (7-4) to the Class 4A state playoffs … Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds … Bench presses 235 pounds and squats 350 pounds … Is a three-sport athlete at Cairo, where he plays guard for the basketball team and participates in the 200-meter dash, 400-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay for the track and field team … Has not picked a major.

Ryan Yurachek

TE, 6-3, 225

Carolina Forest High School

Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Recruited by: Mike Furrey

Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals … Also had offers from Appalachian State, Charleston Southern, Georgia Southern, Holy Cross, Liberty and The Citadel and interest from Clemson, Duke, East Carolina and South Carolina … Finished his senior season with 23 catches for 294 yards and one touchdown for Carolina Forest despite missing six games due to a left knee injury… Caught 56 passes for 731 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012 … Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds … Bench presses 315 pounds … Is a three-sport athlete at Carolina Forest, where he plays small forward for the basketball team and third base for the baseball team … His father, Hunter Yurachek, is the athletic director at Coastal Carolina … Plans to major in business.


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