Four-star linebacker verbally commits to Marshall



Marshall University head coach Doc Holliday addresses the media during a press conference.

Marshall University’s football team landed one of its all-time highest-ranked commitments last week.

Jaquan Yulee, of Chesapeake, Virginia, had previously committed to the University of Alabama but decommitted earlier this month.

Listed at 6-foot, 250 pounds, Yulee generally receives four stars from the recruiting-oriented web sites. He is ranked ninth among the nation’s inside linebackers by 247 Sports.

Yulee was named All-Tidewater first-team after recording 110 tackles, eight sacks and 10 forced fumbles and led his high school team to an 11-2 season this year.

Besides Alabama, Yulee’s reported top schools included Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina, Michigan State University and Florida State University.

National signing day is Feb. 3.