UPDATED: Davon Durant joins the football roster

August 7, 2015 by Derek Redd

4:31 p.m. update

Marshall just sent out a news release about Durant’s arrival with the following quote from Doc Holliday:

“We are fully aware of Davon’s situation at Arizona State and take very seriously all of the issues he once faced,” Holliday said. “We have done our due diligence in reviewing all available information, as we do with any student-athlete who enters our program. We are comfortable with the information we have gathered and all of the individuals with whom we have spoken are confident that Davon will embrace this opportunity to represent Marshall Athletics and this university with class.”

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Among the new faces out for the Marshall football team’s second practice of the day was linebacker Davon Durant, a former four-star prospect out of Butler Community College in Kansas and former Arizona State signee.

He’s a former ASU signee because he and the school parted ways in July due to circumstances surrounding his March arrest on aggravated assault charges. He was accused of hitting his girlfriend and grabbing her around the neck during an argument. His girlfriend recanted the story soon after, saying her initial statements to police were “completely made up.” Police during the arrest noted injuries consistent with her original claims. Durant pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct in May and was sentenced to two years of supervised probation. Arizona State football coach Todd Graham told Sports Illustrated in July that Durant was “done” with the Sun Devils. Durant had enrolled early to participate in spring drills, but was suspended due to the arrest.

Recruiting website 247Sports.com considered the 6-foot-2, 240-pound Durant the No. 1 junior college inside linebacker prospect of 2015 in its composite ratings. He took visits to Ole Miss and Oregon before choosing Arizona State. Reports had him looking at Minnesota following his ASU exit, but he ultimately ended up in Huntington. He’ll sit a season as a transfer and will have two left to play.

As soon as we hear something from Marshall on Durant’s arrival — which I think we will — this post will be updated.

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