Coveted Tight End granted release from Herd?

By JPrince83
Jan. 11, 2017

According to sources, Marshall University's recruiting class took a bit of a hit Tuesday when tight end Pro Wells was reportedly granted his release from his commitment to the school's football program. 

Wells seemed to confirm the reports by retweeting the news on his twitter page

The 6-5 210 pound Florida native is rated as a 3-star prospect by Rivals Recruiting services. Wells was expected to be one of the headliners of the Thundering Herd recruiting class as his combination of size and speed wowed several coaches and scouts across the country. 

Wells committed to Marshall in December of 2015 shortly after the Herd's 16-10 bowl win over Uconn in his hometown of St. Petersburg. At the time the high school senior was coming off an excellent season where he led the Sunshine State in receiving yards among tight ends with 952. 

"It's just a great fit for me," Wells said about his commitment to the school in a Tampa Bay Times article shortly after committing to Marshall. "They've got a great freshman QB that can really get me the ball. It's just flat out a great school and I feel at home there." 

Unfortunately for Herd fans, it seems those feelings have changed. It's unclear what exactly prompted Wells to seek his release from the school, and neither Wells nor Marshall have made official statements regarding the matter, but it does appear he will be looking for a new place to play college football at next year.