The Marshall Thundering Herd are surely going to have a tough time finding offensive production when the season rolls around this year. The team has lost yet another weapon and this time it may have been arguably their most athletic player on the team.
Angelo Jean-Louis had a rough start to his college career. He was a four=star member of the Miami Hurricanes 2012 recruiting class, but was declared academically ineligible before that season started causing him to enroll at Fork Union Military Academy before heading to Marshall that December.
He was arrested just four months later and charged with two counts of fraudulent use of an access device. He was accused of using a stolen credit card on two separate occasions at a 7-Eleven. After sitting out the 2013 season, Jean-Louis bounced back and had a phenomenal 2014 season.
The Thundering announced Tuesday that it was in their best interest to let Jean-Louis go from the team.
In a press release, the Herd announced that “head coach Doc Holliday… has determined it best that the program and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Angelo Jean-Louis part ways.” The release further stated that “[t]he program wishes him the best in his future endeavors.”
He was second on the team in touchdown receptions with six and in yards per catch with 23.3. He was also third in receiving yards with 490 and fifth in receptions with twenty-one. Those numbers were good enough to land him on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team.
This is not the first big blow the Herd have experienced this offseason. Both receiver Tommy Shuler and tight end Eric Frohnapfel graduated last spring and now the Herd must find some sort of replacement for star quarterback Rakeem Cato as well.
Marshall opens the 2015 season on September 6 when they host the Purdue Boilermakers.
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