4-Star OT Marcus Dumervil Commits to LSU: I Want to Kill Dreams in Death Valley

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistDecember 18, 2019

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Offensive tackle Marcus Dumervil announced Wednesday he's chosen to play college football at LSU, and his comments about the decision already echo a thought from Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron.

"I want to win [a] championship and kill dreams in Death Valley," Dumervil told Billy Embody of Geaux247.

That's in reference to Orgeron's memorable quip before a home win over Florida in October:

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Dumervil is a 4-star prospect and the No. 97 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. He's also listed as the 11th-best tackle in next year's incoming group.

The St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fla.) standout already features a college-ready frame at 6'5'', 305 pounds. He should make a quick push for playing time with the Tigers' current line featuring all juniors or seniors, which will create plenty of opportunity over the next two years.

He made note of LSU quarterback Joe Burrow's Heisman Trophy acceptance speech during his televised school announcement on ESPNU (h/t The Advocate).

"As you can see, Joe Burrow's done a fantastic job," Dumervil said. "After every achievement and award he gets, he's thanking the offensive line."

He's also got an NFL pedigree, as five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Elvis Dumervil is his uncle.

"Tall, fairly lean build for a 300-pound prospect. Long arms. Balanced blocker with great body control and awareness in pass and run situations," his 247Sports scouting report reads. "Patient as pass protector with good punch, footwork and overall technique. Strong anchor and ability to redirect underneath."

He represents another key addition to an LSU 2020 class that so far ranks fourth in the country behind only Clemson, Alabama and Ohio State.