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RECRUITING: 3-Star Defensive Tackle Commits to Mizzou

Drinkwitz adds another prospect from the Kansas City metro area.

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

Offers to note: Arizona State, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Virginia, Washington State

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.

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