Marco Avant signs with Arkansas

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Marco Avant signed a National Letter of Intent with Arkansas on Wednesday, December 16. Look inside to get the scoop on this exciting addition to the 2021 Arkansas class.

Marco Avant Profile

Marco Avant is a 6-foot-3, 210 pound linebacker from Jonesboro, Arkansas. Avant is rated 3 stars by and 3 stars by According to, Avant committed to Arkansas on April 3, 2020.

Avant is considered one of the top 2021 high school football prospects in the state of Arkansas. During his senior season Avant had 98 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 tackles for losses, 1 force fumble. On offense, Avant ran for 58 yards on six carries with one touchdown.

In addition to Arkansas, some of Avant‘s more notable offers included Houston, Arkansas State, Illinois State and Austin Peay.

Marco is one of 20 known 2021 football commits for Arkansas. This number will likely change due to additional commits or decommits. For a complete list of all the Arkansas‘s commits and signees check out our’s 2021 SEC football commit lists.

Marco Avant Scouting Report

Marco Avant takes good routes to the ball carrier. Does well using his hands to shed blocks and fight through to disrupt the play. Read and react skills are solid. Has good vision that lets him harass quarterbacks with pass breakups near the line of scrimmage. Good length, closes in on runners and wraps up well. In the video below at the 05:47 mark you see Avant quickly read the play before blowing through the gap and two blockers to make the stop. Good reach. Has more room to put on mass. Has some solid speed and is a consistent tackler. (DT Yates)

Marco Avant Highlights

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