Orlando (Fla.) Boone athlete Marvin Bracy recently took an unofficial visit to the University of Miami to check out the Hurricanes during a Junior Day event. Bracy, who was accompanied on the visit by Orlando (Fla.) Jones offensive lineman Duaron Williams, enjoyed his time in Coral Gables.
"I talked to Coach (Terry) Richardson, Coach (Jedd) Fisch, Coach (George) McDonald, and Coach (Al) Golden," Bracy said. "I liked the family bond that they have going on there at Miami. I liked the campus life. I learned a lot about the school."
"They did impress me," Bracy added. "I love everything about the school and the staff."
During the visit, the 5-foot-10, 162-pound speedster spoke with the 'Canes offensive coordinator, Jedd Fisch, and his message about Bracy's role in their offense was simple and direct.
"Coach Fisch said he would get me the ball and put me in space," Bracy said.
While on the visit, Bracy also had an opportunity to learn about the track and field program. Bracy intends to be a two-sport athlete during his college career.
"I got to go to track for a little bit," Bracy said. "I talked with the coaches. It was nice. The facility was nice. The coaches seemed pretty cool."
Bracy has visited Florida State and Miami for unofficial visits. He also visited the University of Florida, but it was for a track meet and he didn't have an opportunity to meet and speak with Will Muschamp and his staff.
At this point, he says the three in-state schools are recruiting him the hardest, but cleared the air about an early leader.
"I would have to say Florida State, Miami, and Florida are recruiting me the hardest right now," Bracy said. "But I don't have an early leader."
All three of those in-state schools have offered Bracy, and are joined on his offer list by Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.
During the offseason, Bracy is participating in track, where he partakes in four different events. He recently recorded a time of 6.24 seconds in the 55-meter dash at the Jimmy Carnes Indoor Invitational at the University of Florida. That is the currently the top time in the nation for indoor high school track athletes.
He said that track will likely force football recruiting on the backburner for the time being.
"I have been working pretty hard and training pretty hard for all of the different events," Bracy said.
This coming weekend, Bracy will make his way to Seattle to participate in a national track competition.