HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—Marshall Head Coach Doc Holliday has announced defensive back Donaldven Manning has joined the Thundering Herd football team. Manning transferred to Marshall from Virginia Tech and will have three years of eligibility remaining after he sits out this season.
“We’re extremely excited for Donaldven to join our program,” said Holliday. “He will be a tremendous asset to our secondary and I know that Coach (Chuck) Heater is excited to start working with him.”
Manning attended Miami Central, the alma mater of Herd quarterback Rakeem Cato and receiver Tommy Shuler, where he was a second-team All-State 6A selection during his senior season. Rivals.com rated him the 11th best cornerback in the country and the 27th best player in Florida.
Manning played in eight games for the Hokies last season, recording four tackles and an interception. He was listed as a starter on Virginia Tech’s June depth chart.