Recruiting: Scotlandville RB Marlon Gunn commits to East Carolina
A running back who has flown under the recruiting radar has decided where he would like to play college football.
Three-star prospect Marlon Gunn from Scotlandville Magnet has committed to East Carolina, becoming the 16th pledge in the Pirate Parade for 2022.
— Marlon Gunn Jr (@marlon_gunn) September 23, 2021
Gunn visited ECU on Sept. 11 after previous trips to Virginia on June 25 and Florida State on June 22. He held offers from Tulane, Virginia, East Carolina, Florida State, SMU, ULL, Louisiana Tech, Purdue, TCU, South Alabama, Toledo and Alcorn. ECU running backs coach Chris Foster led the charge to sway Gunn, the seventh rated Louisiana runner in the 2022 class.
The 5-foot-11, 195 pounder tallied 1,087 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. He runs a 4.51 in the 40 and a 11.2 in the 100 meters.
A strong runner who breaks tackles, Gunn can bounce outside to daylight. He runs angry. Also a good receiver downfield, Gunn displays outstanding vision and balance.
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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…