Going pro in something other than football, that is.
While the school has yet to confirm the development, the Tallahassee Democrat reported Tuesday that two-sport Florida State athlete Marvin Bracy is leaving the university and will pursue track at the professional level. Bracy is expected to sign a contract with adidas in short order confirming his decision to move on from school in general and football in particular.
The paper noted that Bracy did not discuss his decision with any of the coaches in the two sports, a decision his longtime personal coach said has been in the making for months.
Bracy was a four-star member of the Seminoles’ 2012 recruiting class, rated as the No. 39 receiver in the country and the No. 37 player at any position in the state of Florida. Injured last summer, Bracy did not play at all in 2012 and took a redshirt for his true freshman season.
The Orlando product did not participate in spring practice at all this year, with the Democrat writing that Bracy drew “the ire of Jimbo Fisher this spring, as the head football coach was noticeably displeased” at the player’s absence.
While his football career never took off, he did hold the top 60-meter dash time in the country during the indoor track season. Coming out of high school in Orlando, he was widely considered one of the best, if not the best, sprinter at that level ever.
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