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Athlete Spotlight #5 Marino Vedova


WSO Athlete Spotlight

Willis Sports Organization builds pathways for athletes by highlighting them in our unique Athlete Spotlight series. This gives each athlete the opportunity to share their story, create a brand, and gain exposure to be able to connect with coaches. Here at WSO, we believe in building pathways and creating opportunities by reinventing the athletes recruiting process through a powerful match-making platform that combines data, training, and events.

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Marino Vedova is an inspiring example of how hard work and dedication can lead to success. Marino was born in Switzerland and moved to the United States this past year to pursue his dream of playing American football. His story is a testament to the power of international recruiting, as he was able to make it from Zurich Renegades all the way up to college football in the US.

Marino's journey wasn't easy, as he had to overcome language barriers, cultural differences, and academic challenges. But with a strong mindset and support from WSO, he was able to achieve his goals and become a sought-after prospect for Anna Maria College. In this article, we will take an inside look at Marino's story and learn about how he got into American Football despite all odds. Even despite his brother wanting him to join the opposing team in Winterthur instead of playing together as most brothers do.


"Winning is not everything but making the effort to win is." Vince Lombardi

Mindset To Go To The USA


"Zurich Renegades are like family" Marino Vedova

Zurich Renegades


College Season


College vs Switzerland Comparison


Grades & College Life


Pro Football In Switzerland


Goals for 2023


Athlete Spotlight Series

It was a pleasure to be able to have Marino Vedova join us as our special guest this week on the Athlete Spotlight series. We have a long history since he was one of my former players and I had the pleasure to assist him with his recruiting process.

Now going into season two at Anna Maria College I see a bright future and a big season ahead for Marino. Marino is living proof that many international athletes dream of going to the US to play college sports in order to develop their game and compete at the highest level. His hard work and commitment to the recruiting process paid off as he stuck it out through all the challenges. We here at WSO look forward to seeing Marino in year two in the USA and will continue to assist him on and off the field.

We hope you enjoyed another episode of our series and if you have any special requests be sure to let us know. Willis Sports Organization helps many athletes understand the recruiting process or what it takes to train like an elite athlete. Creating Winning Opportunities is what we do every day for those that come to us.

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