If you were one of the many hoping to see the speed of FSU wide receiver Marvin Bracy, you will still have that chance. It just won't be on the football field. Multiple sources have confirmed to Warchant.com that the speedy wideout will become a professional track runner.
At 5'9", Bracy was considered by 247Sports to be 4-star wide receiver coming out of the 2012 class. Having offers on the table from every school imaginable had a lot to do with his world class speed. That speed jumped off high school highlight films and was the reason he was a highly recruited player out of Orlando Fla.
Does Marvin Bracy giving up football hurt FSU?
Bracy has been preparing for a career in track for quite some time. Running for the Seminoles' track team back in February, he had one of the fastest times in the world when running the indoor 60-meter dash. Clocking in at 6.54, Bracy really set the bar high for himself and showed that he does have a bright future in his new sport.
He injured his hamstring last fall and took a redshirt, missing all of last year. Due to his track training, Bracy has also missed all of spring ball this season, which didn't sit well with head coach Jimbo Fisher, according to the Warchant report.
"(His absence) will hinder him greatly," FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said in March.
The impact this should have on the Seminoles should be minimal. Florida State has four of its top five receivers returning, including Rashad Greene, who led the team with 57 receptions.
Seeing potential deep balls from expected starting quarterback Jameis Winston and Bracy would have been a sight to behold. Now, we can only wish the former wide receiver best of luck in his new career path.