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DFW Elite: Marcel Brooks could be state's top defensive prospect

Four-star linebacker Marcel Brooks (Flower Mound Marcus) is one of the nation's top defensive prospects.
Four-star linebacker Marcel Brooks (Flower Mound Marcus) is one of the nation's top defensive prospects. 247Sports

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

Position: Linebacker

Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 200 pounds

Committed: No

Stars: 4

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"

Twitter: @MarcelBrooks_5

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