WVU signee Jacky Marcellus is a three-star prospect who Rivals rated as the nation's No. 18 all-purpose running back.
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WVU signee Jacky Marcellus is a three-star prospect who Rivals rated as the nation's No. 18 all-purpose running back.

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — West Virginia on Friday finally announced the addition of Immokalee (Fla.) running back Jacky Marcellus, more than a week after he signed his letter-of-intent with the Mountaineers on National Signing Day.

Marcellus, rated a three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and ESPN, becomes the 26th official member of the 2013 signing class. The No. 18 all-purpose back according to Rivals, Marcellus is a 5-foot-8, 175-pounder who missed more than half his senior season with a knee injury. He ran for 374 yards and two touchdowns and caught 25 passes for 251 yards and two TDs before undergoing season-ending surgery.

As a junior, Marcellus ran for 691 yards and 10 touchdowns and made 34 receptions for 747 yards and seven touchdowns. Following his junior season, he was selected running back MVP of the National Underclassmen Five-Star Showcase in Orlando.

Marcellus, who could play tailback or inside receiver at West Virginia, chose WVU over offers from Cincinnati, Minnesota, Rutgers and Vanderbilt.

View the complete list of 2013 signees and commitments here.

Two other three-star commitments — running back DeShawn Coleman of Hermitage, Pa., and cornerback Marquion Lane of DeLand, Fla. — also pledged to WVU but have yet to be added to the class officially.


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  • joseph healy

    two words..Avon Coubourne

  • WVU Fanatic

    Too small, poor academics and his senior season ending injury will rear its head again. Mark these words. Poor selection.

  • Wemakerain

    Wooh, he was my favorite of the class, glad to see it official. Good luck young man, keep working and make us proud

  • joeg

    Hope he does well in class and on the field. Watching some of his film, he is really shifty with good vision. He could be especially troublesome in DH's offense out in space. I am looking forward to seeing him play soon!

  • unclec

    Welcome to wv lets play some ball

  • Shawn

    Welcome Young Man!

  • Habib Haddad

    Had some academic issues it appears.

    • Hersh

      He doesn't have academic issues. He and our staff were concerned about his injury and whether he'd be ready by fall. Since you can only sign 25 per class per year (early enrollees can count back to the previous class) and 28 max, the staff wanted to be sure he'd he available and not have to greyshirt, which would limit the number we could bring in next January/February. He went to his doctor and they felt he'd be 85-90% by the time he arrived in June, so both parties felt that was sufficient to go ahead and make it official.

      As you know, when you're referring to a person's medical and academic background, you have to be careful to not violate any privacy laws and the coaches can't speak publicly on recruits until they sign, hence why there was some mystery to this one over the last week and a half.

      Also, probably best not to make libelous statements about the kid's academics when we don't know the facts. Besides, think about it....what would've changed in a week anyway? A test score? The SAT's don't start until next month on March 9th, so that tells you the whole story.


  • David

    This guy was interviewed by the local media on signing day with a WV hat and he stated that he had signed. They showed him signing. I kind of know this because I live 25 miles away. Glad he is finally included as he seemed very happy.