Florida DB accepts Tech offer earned at summer camp

Remember that Georgia Tech football scholarship that DB John Marvin earned at camp a couple of weeks ago?

He cashed it in Thursday.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder from Fort Walton Beach, Fla., committed to Georgia Tech over South Florida and Louisville. He also claimed offers from Kentucky, Maryland and Central Florida, among  others.

DB John Marvin (247sports)

DB John Marvin (247sports)

“I just felt like the time was right,” Marvin told the AJC. “I wanted to end everything [with recruiting]. I’ve been wanting to commit since I left camp. I fell in love with the place when I was there.”

Why Tech? “I have a good relationship with the coaches, Atlanta is a good location, Georgia Tech has good academics … plus they play in the ACC.”

Most of Marvin’s film is at safety. At camp, the Georgia Tech coaches want to see what he could  do at cornerback. Marvin was impressive enough to earn an offer, which was eventually accepted. Marvin has a 3.2 GPA and will study Business.

Georgia Tech now has 10 commitments for 2013, with DE Justin Akins also pledging to the Yellow Jackets on Thursday.


  1. RB Travis Custis,6-0, 212 Lovejoy HS
  2. RB Donovan Wilson, 6-0, 215, Dublin, Ohio
  3. OL Shamire Devine, 6-7, 331, Tri-Cities HS
  4. DT Darius Commissiong, 6-2, 295, Forestville, Md.
  5. OG Jeremi Hall, 6-5, 350, Tri-Cities HS
  6. DE-OLB Kevin Robbins, 6-4, 240, Forestville, Md.
  7. OL Chris Griffin, 6-6, 265, Crawfordville, Fla.
  8. K Harrison Butker, 6-3, 185, Westminster
  9. DB John Marvin, 6-1, 190, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
  10. DE Justin Akins, 6-4, 245, Jackson HS

58 comments Add your comment


June 29th, 2012
12:47 pm

Game Changer, by the time this kid plays ball, Murray will be selling insurance. LeMay and Bauta are both a few inches taller and more talented than Murray,…soooo…yeah.

GT Fan

June 29th, 2012
1:29 pm

Unfortunately, IMO, I can easily see this kid, with few/no offers from BIG schools (i.e. FSU, AU, BAMA, LSU, UF) flipping on GT come Jan/Feb should an offer from one of those schools be extended.

Of all the schools listed in this report, GT is by far the best option.

Hope I’m wrong, and he sticks with his commit.

Watch the Video

June 29th, 2012
1:45 pm

This guy’s a beast… Has speed and hits with authority! Welcome to the Flats and Go Jackets!


June 29th, 2012
2:21 pm


hash brown dawg

June 29th, 2012
3:03 pm

Yellow Fellow

June 29th, 2012
12:08 am

Sports fans may need a way to vent frustration from SCOTUS ruling today…


no yellow fever most of the smart sports fans are celebrating. it is the stupid delusional fear monger hate filled nra members such as yourself that are filled with frustration.

you fail.

Not Disappointed!

June 29th, 2012
4:59 pm

Good Job Jackets!


June 30th, 2012
12:10 am

Why are UGA commit GPAs never reported?

Tech Rules UGA Drools

July 6th, 2012
12:55 pm

Marvin shows excellent football skills, essential needs at Tech, upcoming class of recruits look great. Like i always say, UGA can do nothing but Drool all day long.