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Michigan football adds new recruiting target: Major 4-star defensive lineman

The Wolverines are now targeting a major four-star defensive lineman out of Kansas.



Michigan football recruiting, Julian Marks
Michigan Wolverines defensive back R.J. Moten (6) celebrates with linebacker Kalel Mullings (20) after his sack on Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford (14) during the second half Oct. 15, 2022 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. michigan defense

The Michigan football recruiting efforts as of late have been stellar. The Wolverines’ 2025 class ranks among the top 5 in the nation, and the 2024 class is currently ranked No. 1 in the country according to the composite team rankings. Yesterday, Jim Harbaugh added a new recruiting target to the Wolverines’ radar: major four-star defensive lineman Julian Marks out of Kansas.

Marks is a massive defender despite being a member of the 2025 recruiting class. He is the topic of tons of regional interest and has turned heads throughout the SEC, Pac-12, Big Ten, and more.

Michigan football recruiting adds new target to the big board: Major four-star defensive lineman Julian Marks

Julian Marks may be heading into his junior season of high school football, but he already boasts an impressive frame for a young defensive lineman. Marks stands at 6-foot-7 and weighs in over 255 pounds; he has a number of major offers thus far, and yesterday, Michigan football recruiting threw its hat into the ring as well.

Marks is rated as a four-star recruit according to the On3 Industry Rankings — he is one of the few ESPN four-stars in the 2025 class as well. According to the Industry Rankings, Marks is ranked among the top 300 recruits in the nation and has been pinned as the No. 26 defensive lineman in the class and the No. 4 recruit in the state of Kansas. Some of the top players in his recruitment thus far appear to be Kansas State, Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas. He also has major offers from Tennessee, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC, and now, the Michigan Wolverines.

Seeing as Marks is a member of the 2025 recruiting class, there is not going to be many early signs in his young recruitment; not yet, that is. Still, Michigan football recruiting throwing its hat into the ring early and building a relationship from the start will be essential if the Wolverines want a shot at Julian Marks when the 2025 class comes to the forefront — Michigan is setting itself up for future success, which, as we can see with the top-ranked 2024 class, is essential for building a great recruiting class.

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