Elite 2019 SDE Marcus Stripling names Oklahoma in top 8

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One of the nation’s top 2019 talents began to trim the fat in his recruitment on Friday evening, as Houston (Texas) Mayde Creek strong-side defensive end Marcus Stripling cut his list of options down to eight schools.

Following his cut, Oklahoma remained in the mix, along with LSU, Alabama, UCLA, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Florida and Texas.

A 4-star edge rusher with 13 offers to date, Stripling’s latest cut left Baylor, Georgia, Houston, Kansas, Missouri, Notre Dame and TCU on the outside looking in, although there’s certainly plenty of time for twists and turns in his recruitment.

As a junior, the 6-foot-2.5, 260-pound Stripling totaled 33 tackles, 6 sacks, 5 tackles for loss and 7 hurries in just nine games.

As far as Oklahoma is concerned, Stripling is one of five strong-side defensive end targets holding an offer from the Sooners, but far-and-away the most highly ranked. He unofficially visited Norman in April.

Lincoln Riley’s 2019 class currently boasts six commits and ranks No. 4 nationally and headlines the Big 12.

Stripling is ranked as the nation’s No. 73 player, No. 7 strong-side defensive end and the No. 9 player Texas, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.

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