University Linebacker Commits To WVU

A hometown, instate player is West Virginia's latest football verbal commitment.

University High School's Marc Magro (6-3, 224 lbs., 4.7), has committed to West Virginia after receiving an offer last week.

MAgro played defesnive end for the Hawks last year before shiftin to middle linebacker for the 2002 campaign.

The lanky Magro is a combination of speed and intelligence, who has shined as a tight end and defensive end/linebacker in his appearances at several WVU football camps this summer. With a GPA near 4.0 and a strong work ethic, University High coach John Kelley thinks Magro is an excellent prospect.

"Marc is a big, physical player, who really understands the game," said Kelley. "He reads the whole field, just like (current WVU linebacker) Scottie Gyorko used to for us. He's also got the frame to easily add 30 pounds. We're going to try him at middle linebacker to start the season, because he's a smart kid who can handle the change, and that move will help our defense overall. In college, I think he'll be a defensive end or outside linebacker."

Magro also received interest from Notre Dame, Pitt and Marshall.

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