Marvin Bracy is planning to go pro in track and give up football, sources tell Tomahawk Nation. They indicate he will be sponsored by Adidas.
Bracy, a red-shirt freshman receiver and elite sprinter prospect, was a four-star recruit out of Orlando (Fla.) Boone High School. He took a red-shirt in 2012 after dealing with an injury, and did not participate in spring football.
Florida State has not made an announcement regarding Bracy, and we'll see if Bracy goes through with it.
This tweet from Justin Shanks helps reinforce what we are hearing.
Turn 🆙 for my dawgtonight since its his last night in tally!#OffTooBigger&BetterThings#Salute— JBEAR (@92_shanks) April 30, 2013
Spoiling my boy @_braceyaself! Gon miss the homie tho!— JBEAR (@92_shanks) April 30, 2013
Here is Bracy's Bio from the school's media guide:
Four-star recruit according to Rivals, 247Sports and Scout...Under Armour All-American...All-America in football and track...named the fastest player at the Under Armour All-America Game by Rivals...ESPNU 150 member...listed as the 76th-best prospect in the nation by ESPN and the 12th-best wide receiver...247Sports lists Bracy as the 90th-rated overall prospect in the 2012 class...rated in the top 40 among the nation's best receivers by Rivals and Scout...2011 Super Southeast 120 by the Mobile (Ala.) Register...ranked a top 20 recruit in Florida by ESPN (17) and 247Sports (14)...ranked No. 4 on the Orlando Sentinel Super 60...finished his junior season with almost 1,500 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns...ESPN calls Bracy one of the most explosive and gifted natural talents in the 2012 class who is a home run threat at all times...they go on to say Bracy is a multi-purpose offensive weapon who is a nightmare to deal with in space...made ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 plays coming in at No. 3 following his one-handed, 32-yard TD in the Under Armour All-America game...the fastest high school football player in the nation...ran the fastest indoor 55-meter dash in the world this year January, clocking in at 6.08...time was a national record for the 19-and-under division and the fastest ever by a high school student...ran the second-fastest 100-meters in Florida High School history at 10.05...the only Floridian to ever run the 100 faster was University of Florida track and football star Jeff Demps...no one in high school in Florida ever ran a 100 faster than Bracy as Demps and Houston McTear both posted their record-breaking times after graduation...ran for the USA in the 4x100 relay in July 2010 at the World Junior Championships...three-time Class 4A 100-meter champion...won two 200-meter state titles...will compete on the track for FSU's two-time national program of the year...named an All-USA high school track and field team selection by USA Today...two-time Orlando Sentinel track athlete of the year...he is trained by former Florida State sprinter Ricky Argro...chose FSU over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame and Oklahoma...had a 3.2 GPA entering his senior year of high school.