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Vick to Play Football for Va. Tech

February 5, 2002

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) _ Marcus Vick, a highly regarded high school quarterback, announced Tuesday that he will follow his older brother Michael’s path and attend Virginia Tech.

Michael Vick played two years at Virginia Tech, leading the Hokies to the national championship game in 2000 before being the top pick in last year’s NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons.

Marcus Vick picked Virginia Tech over Virginia.

``I’ve made my decision, and it’s final,″ Marcus Vick said at a news conference.

Like his brother, Marcus Vick was a star quarterback at Warwick High School and was rated among the top players at his position. Unlike his brother, he throws right-handed.

In December, he made the second team Associated Press All-Group AAA football team for 2001, as selected by a panel of sportswriters from around Virginia. Vick threw for 1,746 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior, and ran for 702 yards and 13 scores.

Marcus Vick was listed in the top 10 nationally of most recruiting services’ rankings at his position.

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