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Bob Putnam, Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons

Dixie Hollins' Pro Wells commits to Marshall



Pro Wells went through a series of transitions this year. The basketball standout decided to play high school football for the first time. The senior also switched schools, transferring from St. Petersburg to Dixie Hollins.

Despite playing a new sport and struggling through a 1-9 season, Wells was able to get the college offers he coveted.

On Sunday, he made his college plans official by committing to Marshall.

“It's just a great fit for me,” Wells said. “(Marshall) has a great freshman QB that can really get the ball to me. It's just a flat out great school, and I feel at home there.”

Wells was sold after attending the Thundering Herd’s bowl game in St. Petersburg on Saturday. He said he plans to take his official visit to Marshall at the end of January.

“It just looked great,” Wells of Marshall playing in the St. Petersburg Bowl. “I can be a big part of that team at the tight end spot.”

At 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, Wells is a big and dependable target. He finished the season as the state leader among tight ends in receiving yards with 952. He had six other offers according to 247Sports from schools such as Iowa State, USF and Western Kentucky.

Wells said he was a qualifying test score to attend Marshall. 

[Last modified: Sunday, December 27, 2015 11:56am]


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