Spring Valley’s Jacob Cassidy commits to Marshall football

By From staff reports
CHRIS DORST | Gazette-Mail
Spring Valley’s Jacob Cassidy stretches out to score a touchdown in the Timberwolves’ Class AAA state semifinal win against Capital last season.

Spring Valley tight end/defensive end Jacob Cassidy has committed to play at Marshall in 2018, he announced Friday via Twitter.

Listed at 6-foot-2, 220 pounds by the school’s football website, Cassidy helped lead the Timberwolves to a 12-2 record and a trip to the Class AAA championship game.

Early indications are that the Herd likes him at tight end. He caught four passes during the playoffs — bear in the mind the Timberwolves are a run-oriented team — for 125 yards and two touchdowns.

Cassidy is one of several recruits to commit to the Thundering Herd this month. Those include a batch of four offensive linemen from Kentucky: Zack Ferris of Pulaski County High in Somerset; Trey Livingood of Madison Southern in Berea, Kentucky; Dalton Tucker of Bourbon County High in Paris; and Ethan Bingham of Johnson Central in Paintsville.

MU coaches also landed receiver Obi Obialo, an Oklahoma State walk-on who is eligible immediately.

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