Orlando (Fla.) Boone athlete Marvin Bracy is not only a standout on the football field, but also on the track where he runs the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4X100 relay. In fact, at the conclusion of last track season, Bracy raced his way into the Florida high school record books running the fastest 100 in state-meet history, a wind-aided 10.19 seconds. He has no plans of giving up football or track at the next level.
"I am going to definitely do both," Bracy said. "I want to make the 2012 Olympics but if I don't, I will try again in 2016 but I definitely want to do both in college."
Colleges have taken notice of the 6-foot, 190-pound speedster. He is already receiving heavy attention from a number of schools and a few have verbally offered.
"Miami, USF, FSU, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M. Miami, Florida State, USF, and Texas A&M have all verbally offered me," Bracy said. "I am pretty sure most of them know I am going to do both but some schools have shown more interest than others when it comes to track. Texas A&M and Florida State are the only two that really have made it a point that I am going to do both."
In fact, Bracy landed his first offer before he ever even played a varsity football game.
"Florida State was the first school that offered me," Bracy said. "That was good. It surprised me at this stage of my life because going into ninth grade I knew I was a good football player, but I didn't know it could take me this far.
"It meant a lot but it also means that I am playing now to show some people what I've got," Bracy added.
So far this college football season, Bracy has made his way to two college games and has more planned.
"I visited Florida State for the Samford game and then last weekend I went to Miami for the Florida State game," Bracy said. "I am planning to go to the Florida State game when they host Florida and I might be going to the Miami game when they play Virginia Tech depending on how my Mom is feeling about that."
He talked a bit more about seeing the Inaugural game of the Jimbo Fisher Era at Florida State/
"I loved Tallahassee, it was a nice environment and a nice atmosphere," Bracy said. "I loved the people there."
As for his recent visit to Miami for the battle of in-state rivals, he enjoyed that a great deal as well.
"Miami is so big, I loved it there," Bracy said. "I had been there one time before but it was a long time ago. I really liked it at Miami."
Despite some early offers and even more interest, at this stage of his recruitment Bracy says he isn't thinking about leaders or favorites.
"I tried to clear my mind of that and just focus on football with having a whole other year to play," Bracy said. "I am just focused on my season and school. I don't have a number one right now."
Boone is off to a 2-3 start on the season. Bracy has three touchdown receptions and has also turned in a number of great returns on special teams.