Marvell Tell is a California native with a national Top 100 ranking, and Texas A&M is perched in his top three. It shows a recruiting reach for the Aggies that they certainly didn’t possess as recently as three years ago.
Tell is a national top 100 prospect out of Encino (Calif.). He’s a 6-foot-2, 175-pound safety who understandably has caught the attention of UCLA and USC also. The Trojans may be the team to beat here, but the fact he’s even talking about the Aggies is impressive. He also said he will evaluate and may even take an official visit to Vanderbilt, who of course hired former Stanford assistant coach Derek Mason. He is the No. 62 prospect in America, as well as the No. 4 safety overall. His speed (4.50 seconds in the 40 yard dash) and on-the-field savvy have made him quite the national prospect. He revealed that top three to 247Sports.com.
“Three schools that are sticking out to me are definitely USC, UCLA and probably Texas A&M. I’d say USC is coming at me the hardest right now,” Tell told 247Sports.com. “I’m not looking to take anymore unofficials or go to any camps the rest of the summer. I’m just trying to figure out my five official visits.”
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.