Just because we’re in the middle of the recruiting dead period doesn’t mean recruiting stuff can’t happen! When you have the type of recruiting staff that we have grown accustomed to having, ‘crootin’ can happen when you least expect it.
Like July 13th! Let’s go!
Get to know: Jalen Marshall
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas
Position: Defensive Tackle
Ht/Wt: 6’5” , 275
Rivals Ranking: 5.6, 3-star
247Composite Ranking: 0.8627, 3-star
Total announced offers: 11
Marshall becomes the 12th commitment in the 2022 recruiting class and only the sixth 3-star recruit. He’s the fifth out-of-state commitment in this class but the second from Kansas, joining fellow 3-star prospect Mekhi Miller. However, Overland Park is very much part of the Kansas City Metro Area so it’s yet another win for the Drinkwitz staff on the western part of the state.
At 6’5” (or 6’6”, depending on where you look) Marshall would become the tallest defensive lineman on the roster so one can imagine he can add to the 275 pounds he’s currently carrying. Whether the staff keeps him at defensive tackle or bumps him outside as a big, run-stuffing defensive end, time will tell, but he’s an athletic prospect with good versatility and upside.
What they’re saying:
Missouri lands commitment from defensive lineman Jalen Marshall.— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) July 13, 2021
Marshall is the #6 overall prospect from the state of Kansas. His dad played at Oklahoma State.
Mizzou has picked up 3 commitments already in July, currently have a top 15 recruiting class in the country. pic.twitter.com/WvT9rFIR5d