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Elite 2019 DT DeMarvin Leal names Texas in top 5

Texas is in a good position with one of the nation’s premier 2019 defensive tackle prospects.


With the 2018 cycle drawing to a close, coaching staffs around the nation will soon shift their full attention towards the 2019 cycle and the Texas Longhorns are already in a great position with a top target. On Thursday, elite Converse Judson defensive tackle DeMarvin Leal named his top five and Texas survived the cut, along with Texas A&M, Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma State.

A four-star prospect from the San Antonio area, Leal also holds offers from Oklahoma, Colorado, Houston, Ole Miss, Baylor and Toledo, and more invitations will undoubtedly roll in as the recruiting process continues.

As a junior, Leal was one of the very best the state had to offer in the defensive trenches. The 6’4, 275-pound defensive tackle totaled 66 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery en route to AP Class 6A second-team all-state honors in 2017.

Not surprisingly, Leal is a top target for a Texas team in need of talent and depth along the defensive line, and thus far, the ‘Horns are in a good position as he’s taken another step in his recruitment process.

Leal is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 141 player, No. 9 defensive tackle and the No. 21 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.