Another Oklahoma State football recruiting target in the 2022 class is set to announce his commitment soon. Overland Park (Kan.) St. Thomas Aquinas defensive lineman Jalen Marshall will make his decision public Tuesday at 1 p.m. CT on Instagram.
Marshall is expected to choose between a top four that consists Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma State. The 6-foot-6, 275-pound recruit took official visits to all four schools during the quiet period in June. His first trip was to Lincoln on June 4, followed by Stillwater on June 9, Bloomington on June 18 and lastly Columbia on June 25.
Marshall is rated as a high three-star recruit by 247Sports with a grade of 87. He is ranked as the No. 91 defensive lineman and No. 5 overall prospect in Kansas regardless of position for the 2022 class. The industry-generated 247Sports Composite ranks Marshall as the No. 728 overall recruit nationally in the class.
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Marshall holds 11 known offers with Arizona State, Arkansas, Kansas, Kansas State, Oregon, Virginia and Washington State. Oklahoma State was one of the first to offer a scholarship to Marshall in April 2020, before Indiana, Missouri and Nebraska entered the mix.
As a junior in 2020, Marshall helped St. Thomas Aquinas to a 7-4 overall record, while recording 48 total tackles, including three tackles for loss, all of which were sacks. Marshall also had two passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one blocked field goal for the Saints.
Marshall is familiar with the Oklahoma State football program. His dad, Karl, was a walk-on for the Cowboys in the late 1990s and graduated one year before current Cowboy defensive line coach Greg Richmond began his playing career with the Pokes.
That aspect of Marshall’s recruitment separates Oklahoma State from the rest of the top contenders, but doesn’t necessarily make the Cowboys the favorites.
“It’s cool, because I feel like I have more of a connection to Stillwater and the football program, compared to like Nebraska or Indiana,” Marshall told GoPokes247 in June.
Marshall also mentioned the strength and conditioning program with Rob Glass following his official visit.
“I also like how much coach (Rob) Glass is involved with the program, because I know some strength coaches, they just kind of write the workouts and stuff and aren’t the most involved,” Marshall said. “He’s really involved and I like that.”
Oklahoma State already holds two defensive line commitments in the 2022 class from Frontenac (Kan.) product Landon Dean and Oklahoma City (Okla.) Putnam City North rising star Jaleel Johnson.
The Cowboys’ haul of 13 commits ranks No. 21 nationally in the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings and fourth among the Big 12 behind Oklahoma, Texas and Baylor.
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