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NSD 2017: DE Marcus Valdez Makes it Official

A New Jersey DE is coming to the Heights!

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Marcus Valdez

Position: Defensive End

Hometown: Ramsey, NJ

High School: Don Bosco Prep

247 Composite Score: 3* (.8190), #1661 recruit in the nation, #76 DE, #134 in NJ

Height: 6’1

Weight: 243 lbs

Offers: Army, Bowling Green, UConn, Duke, Florida Atlantic, Navy Rutgers, Syracuse

Original Commitment Date: 6/22/16 (see original post here)

HUDL Film: Check out Marcus'  film below:

Analysis: Valdez will add some much needed depth at defensive end but it’s unclear how quickly he can make an impact. The Don Bosco product missed most of his senior season after tearing his ACL. Valdez had surgery in October and is on the road to recovery. In the bigger picture, it is important for BC to reconnect with its important ties to Don Bosco.