Football Recruiting

JaMarcus McFarland Takes in Texas

Lufkin defensive tackle JaMarcus McFarland was one of several uncommitted prospects on campus for Texas’ spring game over the weekend. Inside Texas gets a quick update on McFarland’s visit and where he’s headed next.
“He said he had a good time,” Lufkin head caoch John Outlaw said of JaMarcus McFarland’s trip to Austin. “He just said that they were shy on the defensive line.”

Outlaw didn’t speak to McFarland about his conversations with the Texas coaching staff, simply saying, “I don’t get into that. It’s his decision, not mine.”

It appears that McFarland could take the recruiting process deep in football season before making a decision. He recently cut his list to Texas, LSU and Oklahoma and wants to check out each school on game day before pulling the trigger on a commitment.

“From what I’ve heard other people say, he wants to attend a game at Texas, a game at LSU and an Oklahoma game,” Outlaw said. “After that, he should be able to make a decision.”

The 6-foot-3, 285-pound McFarland is currently ranked as the number one defensive tackle in the country by

McFarland bench presses 375 pounds, squats 420 and runs a 4.9 second 40-yard dash. He has an average grade percentage 92.89, which puts him in the top 20 percent of his class at Lufkin.