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.