MacVittie & Wilcox Find New Homes

Thomas MacVittie – Quarterback

High School: MacVittie attended Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller High School where he waited his turn behind Matt Crable before getting a chance to be the Crusaders starting quarterback. Prior to his senior year, MacVittie attended several college camps where he showed off his overall athletic ability along with a strong arm. During his senior year, MacVittie started off with a strong performance against Indianapolis before being injured and missing the next two games. He returned for the next seven games and finished the season with 1,896 yards passing with 22 touchdowns and just one interception.


College: Signing with Pittsburgh in the Class of 2016, MacVittie did not play in any games his first year with the Panthers program. The following season, he’d play in three games on the punt return unit before making the decision to transfer following the Panthers season in December of 2017.


JUCO: Landing at Mesa Community College, MacVittie posted 1,064 yards passing with 16 touchdowns in six games this fall for the Thunderbirds and 247Sports ranks him as the No. 3-ranked pro-style quarterback in the JUCO ranks.
College Return: On Monday, MacVittie announced on Twitter he committed to Kansas and new head coach Les Miles.


Matthew Wilcox – Wide Receiver


High School: Wilcox attended Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne High School where he was a four year player for Jay Minton and helped the Warriors reach two state finals as a sophomore and junior. Wilcox did it all for the Warriors playing offense, defense, and special teams. During his career, he ranks among the top receivers in Ohio high school history as he posted 2,525 yards receiving with 25 touchdowns on 188 career receptions. He also posted 972 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns, while also posting 79 career tackles. 

The Warriors went 49-6 during his four-year career. Wilcox was a three-star prospect coming out of high school.
College: Signing with Bowling Green, Wilcox played in all 12 games for the Falcons as a
true-freshman with three starts at wide receiver and the programs primary kick returner. He posted 14 receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown to go with 517 yards on kick returns. Off-field issues saw Wilcox be suspended from the Falcons football program and looking for a second chance.


JUCO: Landing at Independence Community College, known for their role in the Netflix show Last Chance U seasons three and four. Wilcox played in nine games with 19 receptions for 142 yards and no touchdowns while also showing he could handle the recent adversity and come out the other side.


College Return: Over the weekend, Wilcox made an official visit to Eastern Kentucky University and on Monday, he announced his commitment to head coach Mark Elder and the Colonels football program where he’ll reunite with some familiar faces in Daryl McCleskey Jr. and Darien Tipps-Clemons.


OTHER JUCO NEWS


Also looking for their next homes is former Wayne/Michigan State quarterback Messiah deWeaver and Wayne/Kentucky safety Tobias Gilliam. deWeaver spent this fall at East Mississippi Community College where he led them to a National Championship. Gilliam spent this season at Arizona Western College in what has turned out to be their last year as a football program. Just like he’d done in high school, Gilliam showed his ability to be a hammer on defense where he racked up 46 tackles and broke up seven passes with one interception and in the process, earned All-WSFL and All-Region teams.

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