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Marshall Loses Two Players to MEAC Schools
Marshall has lost a pair of football players to Division I-AA programs.
Sophomore defensive tackle Shane Moore will play for Norfolk State in the fall, while redshirt freshman offensive guard Sergio Glenn will play for North Carolina A&T.
Both will be immediately eligible, according to NCAA guidelines, because they are transferring down a division.
“It’s a personal decision,” Snyder said. “If they feel like there’s a better place for them, then they need to go after their future endeavors.”
Norfolk State and North Carolina A&T compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with fellow historically black colleges and universities Delaware State, South Carolina State, Hampton, Morgan State, Bethune-Cookman, Howard and Florida A&M.
Incidentally, a potential one-on-one battle between Glenn and Moore could take place Sept. 13 when the Aggies are scheduled to visit the Spartans in the teams’ conference opener.
Norfolk State was 8-3 overall and 6-2 in the league to finish second in the MEAC standings last year. North Carolina A&T was 0-11, 0-8.
The 6-foot-2, 286-pound Moore appeared in 10 games and recorded six tackles as a true freshman last season. His first and only start came in a 40-14 road loss to Big East Conference member Cincinnati.
“The program just wasn’t a good fit for me anymore,” said Moore, who came to Marshall from Northeast Guilford High in McLeansville, N.C.
“Some things happened at home, and I wanted to be closer to my mom. Marshall is five hours away. Norfolk State is 2 ½ or 3 hours away.”
Snyder redshirted the 6-6, 330-pound Glenn last year.
“It just wasn’t a good fit for me,” said Glenn, who signed with the Thundering Herd from North Forsyth High in Winston-Salem, N.C.
“I felt like it would be better for me as a player and them as a team if I went elsewhere. There aren’t any hard feelings. I’ll still be rooting for Marshall
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