Seffner (Fla.) Armwood offensive center Cameron Dees made his decision last evening.
"I committed to Marshall last night," Dees said. "I didn't tell anybody though until today."
He explained his reasons for selecting the Thundering Herd.
"I took my official like five weeks ago, right after we played Bishop Gorman, and I was thinking about doing it then but my parents told me to wait it out," Dees said. "I waited a while and still felt that way, so I went ahead and did it."
His visit to Marshall, in early September for the game against Southern Miss, was an opportunity for Dees to learn more about the school and the town it resides in. He returned home to the Tampa-area convinced it was the right kind of place for him to call home for the next few years.
"It is my kind of place," Dees said. "I am not a real big city guy, so I like the demographics of it. I like the people there. I like the tradition and how everybody likes Marshall there. I like how everybody knows your name. I just like the feel of the town."
During the recruiting process, the 6-foot-2, 280-pound Dees built a good relationship with his future position coach.
"I really like Coach (Bill) Legg," Dees said. "He will be my position and he just really sold his offensive scheme and the potential for me to come in and possibly compete right off the bat."
Dees chose Marshall over offers from Ball State, Delaware, Florida International, New Mexico, Ohio, and Western Michigan. With his decision now made, he intends to spend no more time on the recruiting process.
"I am probably going to shut it down," Dees said.