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Marcellus Joins Seider, Backfield

The West Virginia University football team is six practices into spring practice and one player is already calling a new meeting room home.

Last season, Jacky Marcellus (r-So.) spent his time with Lonnie Galloway and the receiving unit, but this season Marcellus is running with Coach Seider after making the move to the running back position.

Marcellus, 5-foot-8 and 174-pounds was labeled as an explosive back in high school rushing for 374 yards before a knee injury sent him to the sidelines. During his junior season, Marcellus rushed for 700 yards while adding 747 yards receiving.

Since arriving in Morgantown, Marcellus continued to work himself into game condition while strengthening his knee.

With a stable of horses consisting of Shell, Smallwood, Wellman and Donte Thomas-Williams, Marcellus will now get his opportunity to show what he can do. With Thomas-Williams battling a hurt knee, the time was now to make the move.

“We moved Jacky Marcellus to running back and he’s showing some promise,” WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen said.

“He’s a tough kid that will stick his nose up in there.”

Out of high school, Marcellus was rated the No. 18 all-purpose back in the country.


jerry McGhee
Lead recruiting analyst covering the West Virginia Mountaineers for
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