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Vandy lands its top RB target

Ja'Veon Marlow
Ja'Veon Marlow

Vanderbilt's recruiting momentum continued to spike today as their number one running back target Ja'Veon Marlow became the latest to announce his commitment to the Commodores.

The Winter Haven (Fla.) product announced his decision on Twitter three weeks after a return trip to West End back in June. Marlow originally checked out Vanderbilt during the spring for the Commodores' Spring Showcase.

The Commodores extended an offer to the 5-foot-10, 190-pound prospect back in February when running backs coach Jeff Genyk evaluated his film and realized Marlow could be a future difference maker in their offense.

"He said I could be a big impact to the team because they are a running offense and he said he likes the way I run," Marlow told VandySports.com back in April.

Education also played an important factor in his decision as the Florida product wanting to pursue an engineering degree in college.

Marlow chose Vanderbilt over Nebraska, Iowa State, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pitt, Purdue, and others. He becomes the 14th commitment for Vanderbilt in their 2018 recruiting class.

Stay tuned to VandySports.com for more on Marlow's commitment.

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