Marco Avant

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 215

Prospect Info

  • High School Jonesboro
  • City Forrest City, AR
  • Exp 2021 - 2022

Arkansas Razorbacks

  • Jersey #25
  • Class SO
  • Age 21

As a Prospect


  • Class 2021
  • Committed 4/3/2020
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 11/20/2019

Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst


Power 4 Starter

Reminds Us Of

Dorian Etheridge Louisville Cardinals

Adequate to above average height and frame with plus wingspan (6-5). Experience inside and on the edge. Thrives vs. the run. Aware and physical. Not afraid to mix it up in the box. Fights through traffic to make plays. Pursues well to the perimeter. Plays with good pad level and leverage consistency, which aids in tackling ability. Closes downhill well and arrives with pop. Limited coverage exposure. Will need to hone man and zone technique. Shows a bit of stiffness at times when redirecting. Can improve body control. Power Five-caliber prospect who fits traditional off-line linebacker role, possibly at outside or inside spot.

H.S. Athletic Background

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 4 player overall in Arkansas by both ESPN and 247Sports … Rated the No. 46 outside linebacker in his class … Played linebacker for head coach Randy Coleman at Jonesboro High School … As a senior, made 91 tackles with 3.0 sacks and a forced fumble in 10 games … Made a season-best 18 tackles against Sylvan Hills … As a junior at Forrest City High School, registered 83 tackles with 12.0 tackles for loss in eight games … Part of a team that went 8-3 … In 10 games as a sophomore, posted 67 tackles with 4.0 sacks and two interceptions … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Louisiana, Southern Miss, Tulane, Houston and others.

Played at Forrest City (Ark.) prior to senior season.

2020: Started at LB and also got snaps at RB (6-58-1); helped Jonesboro to a 6-4 record and Arkansas 6A first-round playoff appearance.
2019: Helped Forrest City to an 8-3 record and an Arkansas 4A first-round playoff appearance as a junior.
2018: Earned third-team all-conference honors as a sophomore at Forrest City.

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