HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—With the first four weeks of the season in the books and a mixed bag of results Marshall has used part of the bye week to get some well-earned rest and get out on the road and continuing building for the future.
“I have seven coaches on the road this week out recruiting,” coach Doc Holliday said during his weekly news conference. “I know how to recruit and I know it’s all about relationships, honesty and out-working people. That’s what it is all about. I’ve surrounded myself with people on this staff that do that. That’s the only chance we have because we have to out-work people to make sure we get the quality of player we get here to go win a championship. That’s what it is all about.”
The Herd’s coaching staff has hit several different areas over the last two days and made stops in as many as a dozen states during a “two-minute recruiting drill.” Even though the trips are quick, travelling during the seasons gives the coaching staff a chance to watch practices and see the prospects in live action.
“Now with what we have committed and already on campus, there are not a lot of spots available. We have to be very selective from here on out in terms of who we do take,” stated Holliday.
Holliday is not in any hurry to fill his 2014 recruiting class yet. He knows there will be a lot of good players who are garnering attention from bigger schools who could be interested in Marshall by the time signing day comes around in February.
“We have to be sure that we’re there with a couple scholarships that we can take advantage of the kids that fall our way or that we end up getting on a little later.”
Right now, Holliday is pleased with the upcoming recruiting class. He says one area they are working extremely hard on is offensive tackle.