College Football Recruiting 2012: Florida State Adds 4-Star WR to Top-5 Class

Zach DirlamSenior Analyst IIJuly 16, 2011

Jimbo Fisher and the Seminoles continue to build on an already strong 2012 recruiting class with the addition of Marvin Bracy.
Jimbo Fisher and the Seminoles continue to build on an already strong 2012 recruiting class with the addition of Marvin Bracy.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Four-star wide receiver Marvin Bracy (Orlando) knew a week ago where he would continue both his football and track careers, but waited until Thursday to make everything official.

"FSU has everything. I couldn't ask for a more perfect fit for me," Bracy told recruiting analyst Michael Langston. "From the very start offensive line coach Rick Trickett treated me as a person so we developed a strong bond. Every time I was there for a visit I didn't want to leave."

The two-sport star with blazing speed (Bracy ran a 10.05 in the 100-meter dash in Oregon last week to win the Junior National Championship) actually revealed to Langston he has wanted to be a Seminole since last winter.

"I knew after seeing them in the Chick-fil-A Bowl game that was where I wanted to be," Bracy said.

The No. 245 overall prospect, according to, chose Florida State over Florida, LSU, Texas A&M and Tennessee simply because of the comfort level in Tallahassee.

"I picked FSU because that was the school I honestly felt comfortable with from the very beginning," Bracy said. "I have a great relationship with the entire staff and for I know for both football, track I can make a solid impact."

The Boone High School speedster knows he is getting the best of both worlds at Florida State and will be competing for National Championships for years to come.

"FSU had a strong year on the football field, winning 10 games and playing for an ACC title," Bracy told Langston last Friday. "They also have a strong track and field team that finished second in the championships."

Bracy is listed at 5'10" and 162 pounds, and is the 14th commitment for the Seminoles' 2012 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 2 on and by yours truly in an article I wrote last week about the nation's top 10 classes.

The addition of Bracy to the 2012 class will give the Seminoles depth at the slot receiver position, which was a concern they needed to address this offseason, and will help take pressure off returning receivers Rodney Smith and Willie Haulstead.

Look for Bracy to make an immediate impact and be a downfield threat for the Seminoles in 2012, as they will more than likely be in the hunt for a National Championship.


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