As National Signing Day approaches on Feb. 1, Brandon Chatmon is breaking down every commitment and signee in the Sooners' 2012 recruiting class. View all of our profiles here.
Name: Kyle Marrs
Position: Offensive line
Height, Weight: 6-foot-6, 317 pounds
Hometown/School: San Antonio/Brandeis
Committed: Feb. 6, 2011
Scout grade: 79. Four-star prospect.
Scout rankings: No. 43 offensive tackle, No. 62 in the Midlands Region, No. 49 in Texas
Picked OU over: Stanford, Michigan, UCLA, Missouri, Notre Dame, SMU, Houston
State of the position: Donald Stephenson and Jarvis Jones at tackle along with Stephen Good at guard are the departing seniors on the two-deep. But several talented youngsters -- including Daryl Williams, Adam Shead and Tyrus Thompson --already have earned a spot on the two-deep. Seeing any immediate playing time will be difficult for any freshman offensive lineman.
Pros: “Marrs is a productive inline blocker capable of getting immediate movement due is dominant playing strength. We feel this prospect has the physical tools necessary to make all the required run blocks at the next level of play. His size, toughness and run blocking ability should prove very beneficial at the BCS level of play.” - ESPN analyst
Cons: “Appears to have some lower body stiffness and at times too high when single blocking. Marrs will need to polish his pass protection skills.” - ESPN analyst
Similar to/potential role: Jarvis Jones. Marrs projects as an offensive lineman who could play tackle or guard for the Sooners. A big prospect who should be able to move inside thanks to his agility and balance. Also probably a better fit at guard since run blocking is his forte.
Expected impact: 2014. A redshirt season in 2012, then two seasons providing quality depth before becoming a starter as a upperclassman would be the ideal scenario for Marrs. He could have an impact as a redshirt freshman on special teams but with talented players ahead of him, he has his work cut out for him to win a starting spot in 2013.