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.

GEORGIA TECH’S CLASS OF 2013

  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

Atlanta Fan

June 28th, 2012
10:17 pm

Thank Goodness at least a good day for the Jackets.

BigTimeTECHFan

June 28th, 2012
10:21 pm

sweet, congrats to both players

Moobs Johnson

June 28th, 2012
10:32 pm

And I didn’t have to steal them away from Elon or Middle Tennessee St. Suck on that Dawg fans.

The Factor

June 28th, 2012
10:32 pm

Good job – Jackets!

BLT

June 28th, 2012
10:34 pm

FL Jacket

June 28th, 2012
10:38 pm

Akins might be enticed to encourage his teammate Jay Woods to pick Tech too!

Ramblin Man

June 28th, 2012
10:42 pm

Akins has been making a real name for himself and is a great commit. Don’t know much about Marvin but if he impressed enough at camp for an offer when the plan is to only take 2 DBs I will trust the coaches. Welcome aboard.

BLT

June 28th, 2012
10:42 pm

Moobs Johnson

June 28th, 2012
10:32 pm

“And I didn’t have to steal them away from Elon or Middle Tennessee St. Suck on that Dawg fans.”

Did not read the article evidently.

“drunk, fat and stupid is no way to go thru life son”

By the way have you (a dog fan) ever noticed CTG super “DDs”? Talk about moobs. That dude must lactate. Question is…does CTG use a pump or do the players have to suck it up?

BLT

June 28th, 2012
10:47 pm

Sorry, for the last post. It was in poor taste. Go Jackets!

www

June 28th, 2012
10:54 pm

sweet. nice job guys. welcome to the institute!

ToeMeetsLeather

June 28th, 2012
10:58 pm

Welcome to the Flats young men. The Institute is a special place and you will never regret the decision to push yourselves to the “max”.

Four or five spots left, better sesure a spot fast undecided recruits. CPJ is building some tremendous depth accoss the board. Just need the DLine recruits over the past few years to pan out.

ToeMeetsLeather

June 28th, 2012
10:59 pm

“secure a spot”

Ramblin Man

June 28th, 2012
11:00 pm

Fl Jacket would be a nice package deal.

dbc

June 28th, 2012
11:13 pm

Good for Tech. I’m a Dawg, but like to see the in-state schools do well in recruiting.

East Cobb Jacket

June 28th, 2012
11:17 pm

Welcome aboard, John & Justin. Push yourselves to the MAX, as TML said, both athletically and academically. You will never regret it.

5150 UOAD

June 28th, 2012
11:19 pm

Listen, as an Asian American, I am glad to see Marvin on board. I wish Ken would do similiar stories.

kingster

June 28th, 2012
11:25 pm

Great pick up Tech, keep up the good work, hopefully we can sign a couple of big def line giants.

5050 UOAD

June 28th, 2012
11:28 pm

Don’t get me wrong now. Ken and I have a most wonderful relationship. It is about as good a relationship as any two men can have.

I think supersize is a bit jealous but he will get over it.

5050 UOAD

June 28th, 2012
11:31 pm

My question is why dawg fans are so attracted to man boobies to begin with? That is certainly not what I find attractive in a man.

5150 UOAD

June 28th, 2012
11:32 pm

That is not me folks. It is my imposter. I must say though he has me down pat.

1 4 GT

June 28th, 2012
11:39 pm

C’mom MC—clean this up—the 5150 & 5050 posters are not real—they are both imposters—I personally know the real 5150 & he is NOT Asian American—delete this junk & ban the guy/guys!!!!

5150 UOAD

June 28th, 2012
11:40 pm

11:28, 31, and 32 are all my loser imposter. Get a life weirdo.

1 4 GT

June 28th, 2012
11:40 pm

We welcome both of these young men to the Flats. Much luck & success to them!!!

BLT

June 28th, 2012
11:45 pm

1 4 GT if that is really you, you would know 5150 is half Asian. Go troll somewhere else dork.

Mountain Dawg

June 28th, 2012
11:46 pm

Two commits in one day? Gee, that must be some sort of record for the weenie waggers.

1 4 GT

June 28th, 2012
11:56 pm

blt @ 11:45 PM is A total fake!!!!! Grow up & get a real life you worthless piece of human debris.

A person SMART enough to know......

June 28th, 2012
11:57 pm

How is 5150 half Asian? He has adopted Korean sisters.

1 4 GT

June 29th, 2012
12:04 am

I question the intelligence level of phony imposter posters & so called fans/supporters/grads of another school/team going to another teams/schools blog to make phone & derogatory remarks about anything to do with a school’s/teams goings on’s. Constructive, intelligent clean old fashioned hate posts are welcomed. But these TROLLS (you know yourselves) can go take a flying leap into nothingness. Or worse!!

Yellow Fellow

June 29th, 2012
12:05 am

Please stop hacking the Geritol gangs screen names………..

Yellow Fellow

June 29th, 2012
12:06 am

I think that would be dark matter, 14 GT.

1 4 GT

June 29th, 2012
12:07 am

The nearest black hole Yellow Fever.

Yellow Fellow

June 29th, 2012
12:08 am

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

Yellow Fellow

June 29th, 2012
12:09 am

Yellow Fellow

June 29th, 2012
12:13 am

5150:

Can’t we all just be “Americans” or must we subgroup everyone?

Yellow Fellow

June 29th, 2012
12:16 am

Enter your comments here

Yellow Fellow

June 29th, 2012
12:17 am

5150 UOAD

June 29th, 2012
12:17 am

@ Fuzz, what is your deal? Are you some kind of racist?

MARK RICHT CANNOT BEAT THE TOP TEAMS

June 29th, 2012
12:27 am

Defensive Players.

Who’s going to be their Georgie tek “defensive coach” ? You ain’t got one, obviously.

You graduate 47 percent of your football scholarship recruits, according to the latest report.

You are also on NCAA PROBATION in FOOTBALL back-to-back repeat offenders.

What I like best about the Georgie tek fans (both of you) is that you spend your days on our blogs talking about how poorly our current coach is running his football program when you are 1-10 against him.

ToeMeetsLeather

June 29th, 2012
6:59 am

“ALL CAPS DUDE”, not sure where you are getting your information, but the TECH football players are actually graduating at a higher percentage than the overall TECH student body over the span of six year periods of time. Also, you don’t get a degree from TECH for just showing up and having your tuition check clear the bank(see Duke).

kingster

June 29th, 2012
7:23 am

Please fellows lets just stick to sports, ease up on the name calling and trying to guess who is who, the posers know who they are!

bitter troll

June 29th, 2012
7:58 am

Nice pick up————————now tech needs to SPREAD the ball around more

TECH FAN

June 29th, 2012
8:06 am

Moobs Johnson ….every post you comment about Middle Tenn and Elon. Did your son get rejected from those school along with Tech? Accept the fact that Tech only take smart and talented players.

A person SMART enough to know......

June 29th, 2012
8:09 am

I Crowell arrested for a Gun.

Who said CROWELL learned his lesson?

A person SMART enough to know......

June 29th, 2012
8:24 am

Ealey, King & Crowell………..Richt can really pick NFL quality Running Backs.

JM

June 29th, 2012
8:31 am

Welcome John MArvin. I expect him to receive offers from more schools during and after his Senior season. The Gators seem interested. He’s going to get more attention. I don’t think his recruitment is over.

MARK RICHT CANNOT BEAT THE TOP TEAMS

June 29th, 2012
8:44 am

ToeMeetsLeather June 29th, 2012 6:59 am

“ALL CAPS DUDE”, not sure where you are getting your information, but the TECH football players are actually graduating at a higher percentage”
_____________________________________________
Hogwash. I have provided you the URL Link. You just don’t like the truth, such as you are the # 36 national university, when no one brags about being # 36 at NOTHING. Harvard # 1, Georgie tek, is NOT :

55 % NCAA Federal Graduation Report 4-year avg thru 2011 Football UGA

47 % NCAA Federal Graduation Report 4-year avg thru 2011 Football Georgie tek
_____________________________________________

43 % of 62 Black Football players FSR Football Georgie tek
58 % of 20 White Football players FSR Football Georgie tek

53 % of 60 Black Football players FSR Football UGA
56 % of 22 White Football players FSR Football UGA
_______
28 % Baseball Georgie tek
39 % Baseball UGA
_______
23 % Men’s Basketball Georgie tek
33 % Men’s Basketball UGA

NCAA 4-Year Federal Graduation Success Rates 21 June 2012

Excuse me Georgie tek, aren’t these the Three (3) Sports you come running in here to talk about ?

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/newmedia/public/rates/index.html

1. Top Left Hand Corner, select Division 1 Graduation Success Rates
2. Click from pull-down School Georgie tek
3. Click from pull-down Year 2010-2011 latest year
4. Make no other selections so as to see all sports
5. In other words, leave conference, sport and state blank
6. Click Search
7. Top right hand corner, press FGR Federal Graduation Rates
8. It sorts then all sports at Georgie tek by Federal Graduation Rates
9. Read sport # 1 worst at Georgie tek : 23 % FGR men’s basketball
10. Read sport # 2 worst at Georgie tek : 28 % FGR baseball
11. Read sport # 3 worst at Georgie tek : 47 % FGR Football

Game Changer

June 29th, 2012
9:01 am

A unknown to me but like the 6′1″ height at corner. A Murray at 5′!!” standing behind two lines of players at 6′5″ and taller trying to pass to recvrs.covered by 6′1″ DB’s, do not like the picture.

TechMate

June 29th, 2012
9:05 am

Congratulation, John Marvin. Welcome to Tech and Atlanta. You and Tech have made a good choice. I hope your time at Tech serves you well athletically and academically because one day football will end. The best to you.

gtechster

June 29th, 2012
9:53 am

This young man blew the lid off of it at GT’s camp. Size, speed and brings an attack mentality. Good pickup, Jackets!

[...] The Yellow Jackets now have 10 commitments with 2013 – after DB John Marvin also committed on Thursday. [...]

Spanky

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!

JACKED UP BABY

June 29th, 2012
2:21 pm

BRING IT BRING IT BABY

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!

UGA GPAs

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.