Washington Countys Michael Selby turned down a late overture from Georgia Tech and signed with Marshall on Wednesday.
According to Washington County head coach Joel Ingram, Selby, a 6-foot-2, 280-pound offensive lineman, was offered a scholarship by Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson this past weekend. But Selby was unmoved, sticking with a Marshall program that provided an earlier offer.
Michael has been a source of a lot of blog fodder, Ingram said. He stayed true to his commitment. He showed some character to do that.
It really wasnt hard for him. He had a great relationship with the Marshall staff, and he really trusted them. At the end of the day, he was a man of his word.
Also signing Wednesday from Washington County was Quin Latimer, a 6-2, 250-pound defensive lineman who went with West Georgia. His cousin, 6-foot, 190-pound wide receiver Deonte Latimer, signed with Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College. In addition, William Walker, a 5-11, 210-pound quarterback, signed with Miles.