Marcell Baylor Recounts Virginia Tech Decision

Marcell Baylor
Marcell Baylor committed to Virginia Tech earlier this month. (@BaylorMarcell)

Marcell Baylor
Wide Receiver, Class of 2023
Radford High School, Radford, VA
6-3, 195

The scholarship offer from Virginia Tech had been there for a while, since Jan. 15 to be exact. Well before and after that date, Radford (Va.) three-star athlete Marcell Baylor had visited the Hokies’ campus more times than he can count, and he’d seen about every aspect of the school and football program there was to see.

On May 10, however, Baylor had a conversation that ultimately got him to the decision to commit to Virginia Tech. Early that morning, Hokie assistant coach Fontel Mines made an in-person visit to Baylor’s school. After that more than 30-minute conversation, Baylor said he knew his college destination was the one many long thought would happen. He committed to Virginia Tech that evening.

“The more you sit down and talk to a person who’s lived the same life you have, that’s it,” Baylor said of that conversation. “That’s your vibe, and you find your peace when you get there, settling down. I don’t know about any other kids, but it’s a school that’s close to home, showing you that love, and they really want to see you do something, that they care. They’re going to put 110% into your career, your life. That’s where you belong.”