Marlen Sewell signs with Vanderbilt

National Signing Day Vanderbilt

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

Marlen Sewell Profile

Marlen Sewell is a 6-foot, 185 pound defensive back from Birmingham, Alabama. Sewell is rated 3 stars by and 3 stars by According to, Sewell committed to Vanderbilt on November 30, 2020.

Sewell is considered one of the top 2021 high school football prospects in the state of Alabama. In October of 2020 in a game with Homewood high school Sewell returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown to help propel his team to a 34-17 upset victory.

In addition to Vanderbilt, some of Sewell‘s more notable offers included Duke, Maryland, Kansas and Texas Tech.

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

Marlen Sewell Scouting Report

Marlen Sewell is an athletic defensive back who came on strong late in the recruiting process and displays impressive upside and potential. Size at 6-foot and 190 pounds means he could play a hybrid safety position or be deployed at corner. Fluid in his movement and the look of a player that could challenge for playing time straight away. In the video below, Sewell is seen making play after play. His second interception is especially impressive as he is not fooled by the reverse pass and is glued to his wide receiver as the ball is thrown. Looks capable of winning most battles in the air. (Steve Wright)

Marlen Sewell Highlights

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