Noles Offer Jacksonville RB

Before it's all said and done, running back Marice Wells of Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood will be considered one of the top players in the nation. Right now college teams are lining up to offer the 5-foot-10 185 pound with legit 4.35 speed.


Florida State and Georgia are the two latest schools to offer Wells. Some of the other schools that have also offered are Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Ohio State, and Southern Cal.

"Georgia just offered," Sandalwood Head Coach Adam Geis said. "His top five schools are Ohio State, USC, Georgia Tech, Florida State and Georgia."

According to Coach Geis three schools have the best shot with his star running back.

"Maurice wants to play somewhere that he can get on the field early," Coach Geis said. "He loves Ohio State because he's originally from Ohio and he has family from Columbus. I'm not sure with his size that he can hold up at a Big-Ten school. At Georgia Tech he could play early and the system there would be perfect for him. Florida State is the only Florida school that he has interest. Bobby Bowden is a legend and Maurice would love to play for a coach that's a legend. I'll probably drive him over there for a game in the fall. I told Maurice that I have a lot time invested in him and I would love for him to place somewhere that I can watch him play."

What sets the Florida Times Union Player of the year apart from the pack?

"He has legit 4.35 40 speed," Coach Geis said. "He just as fast in pads. "Georgia Tech said that Maurice reminds them on Tony Dorsett. I played against Warrick Dunn in college and that's who he reminds me of as a player."

As a junior, Wells led the state of Florida in rushing with 3,076 yards. He also broke the single game rushing record with a 429 yards effort.

Wells is an excellent student in the classroom and he should have no problems qualifying academically. He has a 3.5 grade point average and a score of 920 on the SAT test.

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