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Texas offers rising DT Marcel Southall

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A deep 2016 defensive tackle class in Texas produces another Longhorns target.

Texas DL coach Brick Haley
Texas DL coach Brick Haley
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The Texas Longhorns extended another offer at a need position on Thursday evening as Duncanville defensive tackle Marcel Southall is now officially on the Longhorns recruiting radar:

Southall is a 6'3, 270-pounder currently unranked by the recruiting services.

However, he does hold offers from Baylor, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech, so based on that list, he should at least land somewhere in the mid three-star range after undergoing the evaluations that will result in a ranking for him.

The Hudl profile for Southall lists a 4.81 40-yard dash, which would be an impressive feat for someone his size.

Lean and without a particularly thick base, Southall looks more like a strongside defensive end at this time than a defensive tackle. Explosive in short areas, he actually plays some defensive end for Duncanville and can do a nice job of dealing with blockers attempting to take out his legs. Southall will probably grow into a defensive tackle at some point, but until he can fully benefit from a college strength and conditioning program, he's better suited to playing outside.