100 Days to Football Time in Oklahoma: #33 Marcus Stripling

The Path to Norman

Marcus Stripling was a part of a very deep 2019 defensive line class. Playing high school ball in Houston, Stripling announced his commitment to the Sooners live at an announcement ceremony. 

The lineman had offers from the likes of Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and many others.

Career so Far

Stripling had a big freshman year, playing in all 14 games for the Sooners. With a host of veterans on the line, Marcus provided depth in 2019.

Current Profile

Position: Defensive Lineman

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 240

Year: Sophomore 


Stats via Soonersports.com


2020 Season

With a lot of departures from the defensive line, 2020 will have playing time available. One of the big options here will be Marcus Stripling. Some have pointed out Marcus’ smaller frame before as a potential hurdle to playing defensive end; he even lost weight since last year. However, don’t let that count him out. He’ll be a big option at defensive end, especially with Ronnie Perkins potentially serving a suspension. Look for Stripling to be a presence in the defense getting to the quarterback.