Welcome to the DFW Elite, where we highlight recruits from across DFW.
Today we'll focus in on a four-star linebacker that could very well be the top defensive prospect in the Lone Star State.
Name: Marcel Brooks
School: Flower Mound Marcus
Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 200 pounds
247Sports ranking: No. 108 overall, No. 6 outside linebacker overall, No. 17 player in Texas
Rivals ranking: No. 217 overall, No. 8 outside linebacker overall, No. 25 player in Texas
Number of offers: 21
Schools that have offered: Alabama, LSU, Arizona, Baylor, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Houston, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Utah
Where he'll end up: He'll decide between Alabama and LSU on June 25.
Insight: Attended Alabama's Junior Day on Feb. 24.
What they're saying: "Brooks has great first-step explosion and can get to the quarterback in a hurry. When he arrives he will deliver the big hit. He has one play on tape, where it looks like he knocked himself silly delivering the power shot on a ball carrier. Physically, he is long and lean right now, but has the frame to add good weight while retaining speed. He is fast enough to be considered as a potential safety prospect, but his strengths on the field are more suited to being an outside backer. He is a high-level prospect who will get all of the offers. — Greg Powers"
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