Markis Deal

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2023
DL / 6-4 / 285

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Exp2023 - 2023
Age18
2023
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TCU
2022
Naaman Forest
As a Recruit
Industry
93.47
Ranking
Natl.135IOL8TX24
Class2023
CommittedCommitted Team11/20/22
High SchoolNaaman Forest
HometownGarland, TX
On3 DB / Markis Deal

Personal Life

Markis Deal, who has a 3.3 grade-point average, is looking to major in political science or business. He comes from an athletic family. His father Michael Deal, who's the defensive line coach at Naaman Forest, played on the defensive and offensive line for UTEP from 1995 to 1998, while his mother Nicki played volleyball and basketball for the Miners. His older brother Devean Deal is a freshman defensive lineman at Tulane. Naaman Forest coach Jesse Perales knew early on that Deal was the real deal. “I've told Markis since day one, I've been fortunate to coach a couple of guys that made it to the NFL, and I told him as long as he keeps working hard and does things right and stays coachable, he'll have an opportunity to play on Sundays,” Perales told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “That's one of his goals and he's going to work hard to attain that.”

Recruiting Industry Comparison

Industry Ranking
93.47
National
135
Position - IOL
8
State - TX
24
95
NATL.91
IOL6
TX20
96
NATL.77
IOL11
TX14
82
NATL.190
IOL17
TX32
5.8
NATL.-
IOL16
TX47

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Reminds Us Of
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Rashawn SlaterIOL/6-5/280
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HS Class of 2017
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2021Draft: Rnd1 /Pick13

It may seem like a lofty comparison, but we really do see similarities between Markis Deal and former first-rounder and Pro Bowl offensive tackle Rashawn Slater at the same stage. For one, the high school video is similar, in our opinion. They each showed plus movement skills along with a violent punch and strong hands on contact. Both were also standouts in track & field, throwing over 50 feet in the shot put. Like Deal, Slater also played along the defensive line at the high school level before ultimately settling in to his highest upside position on the offensive front.