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4-star SDE Marcus Burris includes Texas in Top 3

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The Longhorns remain in the mix for one of the top talents in the state and the nation, but Texas doesn’t appear to be the favorite.

Mike Roach, 247Sports

Only three teams remain in the mix for one of the top edge rushers in the nation.

On Wednesday morning, Texarkana Pleasant Grove strong-side defensive end Marcus Burris announced his final three schools, and the Texas Longhorns remain an option, alongside the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas A&M Aggies.

Among the programs that didn’t survive the cut are Alabama, LSU, Oregon, Miami, and Washington.

The high-major interest in Burris is far from a surprise, especially considering his productivity as a junior, as Burris tallied 92 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, a forced fumble, and an interception en route to a Texas Sports Writers Association 4A first-team all-state selection as a junior. Maybe more notably, Burris’ impact helped guide Pleasant Grove to a 15-1 record and ultimately a Texas 4A D-II state title.

Unfortunately for the Horns, however, Texas nor Texas A&M are expected to keep the four-star talent in-state, as all eight of Burris’ Crystal Ball picks projects that he’ll ultimately become a Sooner. As is, Texas doesn’t hold a pledge at the position.

Considered the nation’s No. 101 player overall and the No. 8 strong-side defensive end, per the 247Sports Composite, Burris doesn’t currently have a commitment date planned.