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55 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Marquel Bryant


Marquel Bryant
True Freshman
6-3 | 215
Dallas, Texas


Position: Defensive End

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: On Scholarship

Marquel Bryant (b. Oct. 29, 1992) is a bit of a project, but one with a very promising upside, which one would expect from a cousin of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.

At just 215 pounds, Bryant clearly wasn't close to ready to play defensive end at the Division I level when we signed him, especially not in the Big 12, but the promise of that position is what secured his signature for the Cats.

Everyone else wanted to him play at linebacker. But don't be fooled by his size. He's a natural pass rusher.

I'd say there is a 99.9-percent certainty Bryant will redshirt this season. He needs to live in the weight room from approximately now until this time next year. Then let's see what we're dealing with.

Per one poster, he's now up to the 220- to 225-pound range, with a target weight in the fall of 240.