WVU commit ready to begin rehab

Jacky Marcellus is a talented wide receiver prospect from Immokalee High and Scout caught up with him to discuss the latest.

Immokalee went all the way to the state championship game this season but they had to play it without one of their best players. That's because running back Jacky Marcellus tore his ACL a few weeks before it. He talked about the latest with it.

"I tore my ACL and it's been doing alright," Marcellus said. "I start rehab in about three weeks. I'm ready to start my way back."

Marcellus, 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds, finished his senior season with 374 yards rushing and two touchdowns. He added 25 catches for 251 yards and two scores. And he had an interception on defense.

Marcellus made a commitment to West Virginia earlier in the recruiting process, and talked about the season they just had.

"I think West Virginia had a great season, they started off great, I think their offense was really good, but their defense struggled a little, they got the job done when they really needed to though," he said.

Marcellus says he's developed a strong relationship with a few coaches on the WVU staff.

"I speak with Coach Dawson and Coach Slaughter, I'm closer with Coach Dawson because he's the Offensive coordinator, he's supposed to come down and eat dinner with my family here pretty soon. I talk to Coach Slaughter from time to time too though, I like him too."

Despite his strong commitment to West Virginia, Marcellus says another school has stayed in the mix.

"North Carolina State's new coach offered me from Northern Illinois and now that he switched he still wants me," he said. "I was gonna visit them but because I can't really walk right, I'm not sure anymore. I know I'm gonna probably visit West Virginia on the 18th."

The Mountaineer coaches have been by his house a few times in the last month.

"They came down to visit me a few times, so did Northern Illinois but now he's at NC State," he said. "Minnesota also came down and visited me at home but that's about it."

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