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Four-Star DE Julian Marks commits to Mizzou, begins the 2025 class

This is the FIRST commit of Missouri’s 2025 class.

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Like Eli Drinkwitz said, this day just keeps getting BETTER.

Just hours after Mizzou walked away with its biggest win of the Eli Drinkwitz era — and the longest field goal in SEC history to boot — Mizzou has gone into a neighboring state and swiped a blue chip recruit out from under their rivals’ noses.

Julian, or ‘Juju’ based on 247’s profile, Marks is a blue-chip defensive end out of Lenexa who holds an offer from just about every desirable program in the country. And, in a bit of good timing, he becomes the first member of the 2025 recruiting class right after Mizzou’s biggest home win in a decade.

Get to know: Julian Marks

Hometown: Lenexa, KS

High School: St. Thomas Aquinas

Position: Defensive End

Ht/Wt: 6’7”, 260 lbs

Rivals Ranking: 5.8, 4-star

247Composite Ranking: 0.9170, 4-star

Total announced offers: 26

Offers to note: Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas State, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon

I must say, Mr. Marks appears to be quite big. And strong. And, somewhat surprisingly, fast!

Marks is obviously already on a different level than almost all of his competition at a high school level, and still has two years to improve before he hits campus. Locking up a game-changer like him this early sets a great foundation for the 2025 class, which features a lot of local talent that would Drink would love to keep around.