3-star 2021 ILB, Jackie Marshall, just released his top 5 programs.
Jackie Marshall is the no. 24 ILB and no. 16 recruit in Louisiana according to 247 Sports. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound edge defender is a relatively hot commodity due to his ability to come off the edge. Last season he tallied 82 tackles, 38 stops for loss and 11 sacks for East St. John’s high school (Reserve, LA).
It’s tough to say where Marshall will end up but right now I’d put my money on the Big 12, and more specifically on Baylor. Nothing against Houston or LA Tech but the Big 12 has that P5 appeal and Baylor is a tempting home for any defensive player.
Baylor had the best defense in the Big 12 last year and a solid defense when compared to the rest of the conference. Sure they lost Matt Rhule and his DC, but he is being replaced by recent CFB champion defensive coordinator Dave Aranda. In addition to that, Baylor only has 4 ILBs and 1 commit meaning Marshall has a good chance of getting on the field quickly. The only team with a better roster outlook for a new ILB coming in is Houston.