February 5, 2009

Mars excited about FIU

4-star prospect Larvez Mars is the center piece to FIU's recruiting class. The 5 foot 11, 205-pound Mars is ranked as the 132nd player in the nation by Rivals. What made Mars decide on attending FIU?

"I wanted to be close to my mom and family."

When did you make your decision?

"On signing day morning I called the FIU coaches. They were going nuts, yelling and stuff."

On your visit what did you like most about FIU?

"I liked the academic plan they have. Also, I like that all the facilities are all in one spot. It is an up and rising program that I can help put over the top. "

How much of an impact do you see yourself having?

"Hopefully, I can have an impact in a lot of ways."

Which linebacking position do you see yourself playing?

"They say I will play the mike or maybe the weakside linebacker spots."

When do you plan to celebrate your signing?

"I had a basketball game after my signing so maybe this weekend."

Mars became FIU's first US Army All American.


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