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Posted at 8:01 PM ET, 01/16/2011

T.C. Williams' Massaquoi commits to Marshall

By James Wagner

T.C. Williams defensive end Joe Massaquoi verbally committed to Marshall on Sunday after making an official visit to the campus over the weekend.

Massaquoi, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound senior who was also weighing an offer from East Carolina and had interest from other schools, finished with 19 tackles, one sack and seven quarterback hurries in four games for the Titans. He missed the second half of the season after he partially tore the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Massaquoi, who is also on the basketball team, has since recovered from the injury, which didn't require surgery.

"I like Marshall because of the coaching staff," said Massaquoi, who also added that the prospect on getting on the field as a freshman was enticing. "Most of them are young and they understand the players and see things from that point of view. I like the area and the community is in love with the football players. I can see myself there."

Massaquoi joins Colonial Forge's Blake Frohnapfel, an All-Met honorable mention quarterback who has also committed to Marshall. Frohnapfel sent him text messages over the weekend, urging him to choose the West Virginia school, Massaquoi said.

Massaquoi is one of two T.C. Williams' seniors to commit to a Division I school to play football. In late November, Jay Whitmire, a highly recruited offensive lineman and one of Massaquoi's close friends, chose to attend Virginia. The Titans finished 6-4, narrowly missing the playoffs but notching their first winning season since 1995.

By James Wagner  | January 16, 2011; 8:01 PM ET
Categories:  Joe Massaquoi, Marshall, T.C. Williams  
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