Alvin's Marques Caldwell (20) breaks up a pass to Clear Creek's Brandon Woodson (17) Thursday, Oct. 6. at Alvin High School.


Meet the Longhorns: Marques Caldwell ready for competition at cornerback, safety

Posted December 19th, 2018


Marques Caldwell, cornerback, Alvin

FYI: 6-1/171; 3 stars; No. 61-ranked cornerback

Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A


Committed: July 7

Scouting report: Caldwell is the new-age cornerback who looks like a safety and runs like a wide receiver. He enjoys playing man-to-man coverage and is quickly improving his technique as he gains experience at the position. is an excellent athlete with make-up speed and the length to give wide receivers issue at the line of scrimmage. Caldwell is still growing as a player and his best football is in front of him. The skills and natural athleticism is enough to make him elite once he becomes a polished prospect.

He flips his hips well for a tall cornerback and does a good job identifying and playing the football once he’s in the air. He’s an in-your-face cornerback with the swagger and attitude needed at the position. Caldwell is a fast, athletic player is yet to scratch his potential. He may not be as college-ready as Watson, but he possesses the same upside because of Caldwell’s frame and speed. Safety is also a possible position for Caldwell.

Caldwell missed all but one game as a senior with a labrum injury.

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2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon Johnson QBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel Floyd OLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden Liebrock TEChandler (Ariz.)3May 8
Tyler JohnsonOLConroe Oak Ridge4May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29
Derrian BrownRBBuford (Ga.)4Sept. 16
Tyler OwensSPlano East4Sept. 24
David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch4Sept. 30
Marcus WashingtonWRTrinity Catholic (Mo.)4Oct. 26
Myron WarrenDEMany (La.)3Nov. 19
Jacoby JonesDEButler C.C.3Nov. 21
Caleb JohnsonOLBFullerton College (Calif.)3Dec. 17
Kennedy LewisWRMelissa3Dec. 18
Isaiah HookfinOTFort Bend Dulles4Dec. 21
Bru McCoyATHMater Dei (Calif.)5Jan. 25