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Texas extends offer to 3-star Florida OLB Marcus Tillman Jr.

The former Florida pledge has garnered interest from some of the nation’s top programs.


The Texas Longhorns remain in need of linebacker talent this cycle and on Friday, Tom Herman’s program put an offer on the table for Orlando (Fla.) Jones product Marcus Tillman Jr.

Texas joins programs such as Clemson, Ohio State, North Carolina, Kentucky, Louisville, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State in pursuit of Tillman’s services.

A three-star prospect, Tillman was previously committed to Florida, but reopened his recruitment on Jan. 17. In the months since, he’s visited Clemson, Ohio State, North Carolina, Florida, and of course, Texas. Since notching an offer during his time on the Forty Acres, one Crystal Ball projection has rolled in favoring the Longhorns.

Texas currently holds one linebacker commitment from elite Westlake (Calif.) Village standout De’Gabriel Floyd, but there’s certainly a need for depth at the position. Maninoa Tufono, David Gbenda, and Rain Davis are each still strongly considering the ‘Horns as well.

Listed at 6’1, 220 pounds, Tillman is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 410 player and as the No. 22 outside linebacker.