One of the nation’s top defensive ends has narrowed his options down to three schools as four-star defensive end Marcus Burris has announced his updated list of finalists.

According to the Pleasant Grove High School standout, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Texas are the three programs at the very top of his list.

“I wanna thank God for putting me in the position I am in. I also wanna thank my family and coaching staff for sticking with me. Last but not least I wanna thank all the universities that gave me an opportunity and believed in me. One step closer. Here is my top 3,” Burris posted on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Texarkana native is rated as the No. 8 strongside defensive end prospect in the nation and the No. 16 overall recruit from the state of Texas in the 2021 recruiting cycle according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Following an outstanding junior season, Burris was named 4A first-team all-state selection after racking up 92 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 13 sacks.

To get an idea of why he’s such a coveted prospect, check out some of his junior season highlight footage below: