Katy Mayde defensive lineman Marcus Stripling bulls his way to tackle a running back during the team's game game against Morton Ranch High on Sept. 24, 2016 at Rhodes Stadium in Katy (Mark Goodman/For the Katy Times)

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The Next 25: No. 11 Marcus Stripling’s strength is his greatest advantage

Very strong for a sophomore, the Mayde Creek standout more than holds his own against older offensive tackles and in camps.

Posted June 16th, 2017


Scouting the state’s top recruits for the 2019 class:

No. 11: Marcus Stripling, defensive end, Mayde Creek

FYI: 6-2.5/243; 4-stars


Texas offer: Yes

Other top offers: Florida, Texas A&M, Alabama, Georgia, LSU

College: Undecided

Scouting Stripling: Stripling is a man-child on the edge. He has routinely bested older combatants at camps in the offseason. The 6-2, 243-pound defensive end holds his own with most challengers because of his strength. He was incredibly strong for a sophomore and does a great job of keeping leverage and using his athleticism to outmaneuver bigger and longer offensive tackles. Stripling is one of the top defensive ends in the state and already holds a Texas offer, among many others.

1. Brian WilliamsSBishop Dunne (TAPPS)Undecided
2. Arjei HendersonWRFort Bend Travis (6A)Undecided
3. Kenyon GreenOTHumble Atascocita (6A)LSU
4.Theo WeaseWRAllen (6A)Undecided
5.Jordan Whittington WRCuero (4A)Undecided
6.Austin StognerTEPrestonwood Christian (TAPPS)Oklahoma
7.NaNa Osafo-MensahOLBFt. Worth Nolan Catholic (TAPPS)Undecided
8.Grant Gunnell QBSt. Pius X (TAPPS)Texas A&M
9.Deondrick GlassRBKaty (6A)Undecided
10.Kam BrownWRColleyville Heritage (5A)UCLA
11.Marcus StriplingDEMayde Creek (6A)Undecided
12.Nelson CeasarDEFort Bend Ridge Point (6A)Undecided
13.Marcel BrooksOLBFlower Mound (6A)Undecided
14.Roschon JohnsonQBPort Neches-Groves (5A)Undecided
15.DeMarvin LealDEConverse Judson (6A)Undecided
16.Jalen CurryWRStafford (4A)Undecided
17.Jalen CatalonSMansfield Legacy (6A)Undecided
18.Marquez BeasonATHBishop Dunne (TAPPS)Undecided
19.Garrett WilsonWRLake Travis (6A)Undecided
20.Hunter SpearsDESachse (6A)Undecided
21.Demani RichardsonSWaxahachie (6A)Undecided
22.Tyler JohnsonOTConroe Oak Ridge (6A)Undecided
23.Deion HankinsRBEl Paso Parkland (5A)Undecided
24.EJ Ndoma-OgarOGAllen (6A)Undecided
25.Grant TisdaleQBAllen (6A)Undecided

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