Marion Jumps To Wake Forest

One of Florida's elite athletes made his college pledge this past week, and Deacon fans will be happy about it. Wide receiver Kevin Marion verbally committed to Wake Forest this past week.

Fast, fast, fast. Those are the three best words to describe Wake Forest's latest verbal commit, wide receiver Kevin Marion. The Florida native has 4.3 speed in the forty and has run the 100 meters in just 10.21 seconds and the 200 meters in 21.02. He is expected to play the role Fabian Davis played on this year's squad.

Marion made his commitment official this past week and was quick to throw out compliments to the Wake Forest program when we asked about his decision. "Yeah, I did commit to Wake," Marion said. "First, it's an academic school but I feel like I can play a big role in their football and academics. As far as the coaching staff, I felt they were trustworthy and the team treated me like I was already family. I just thought about it and that was the best place for me."

Marion, who holds the long jump record in the state of Florida, says he also wants to run track at Wake Forest. "Plan on doing it," Marion said. "I know I have to keep the grades up but I'm looking at doing the 100, 200, and long jump.

"Hopefully I'll just be able to do track this year," Marion said. "I just had surgery on my knee that caused me to miss this season, but it's all good now. I hope I'll be able to break that record again but I don't want to push it."

While he has broken the record for the long jump in Florida, Marion says that breaking that record is not his biggest accomplishment. "I'd say being All-Academic is probably the biggest accomplishment for me," the elite wide receiver noted. "I'd been iffy on grades in the past and then I was named All-Academic in the county. That meant a lot."

Marion told DeaconSports Alabama, Rutgers, Connecticut, South Florida also offered him a scholarship.

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