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USF Football Player Profile: #65 OG Marlon Gonzalez

Career profile of USF guard Marlon Gonzalez.

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#65 OG Marlon Gonzalez - Redshirt Junior, 6’4”, 292 lbs.

2017: The only game that Gonzalez appeared in was the season opener at San Jose State.

Following the season, he got switched over to the offensive line and changed numbers from #95 to #65.

2016: Gonzalez appeared in seven games, often in cleanup duty but sometimes in rotation as the Bulls desperately searched for someone on the defensive line who could make plays. He made one solo tackle against Towson and had an assist against Navy. He was also wrestled to the ground by two Knights on the final play of the game against C., touching off a fracas.

2015: None. Marlon took his redshirt year and bulked up for the transition from defensive end (his high school position) to defensive tackle.

How He Came To USF: Gonzalez started at Island Coast High School in Cape Coral and initially committed to FSU as a sophomore. He later decommitted and changed high schools, finishing up at North Fort Myers High School, where he was named to Florida's all-state Class 5A team as a senior. Marlon had plenty of bigger schools interested (reportedly Arizona, Louisville, and Missouri all offered scholarships) but only needed one official visit to know he wanted to sign with the Bulls. He committed in August 2014 and enrolled as part of the 2015 recruiting class.

Recruiting Rankings: Marlon was a three-star recruit at ESPN, 247, and Rivals.

High School Highlights: Right here.

Follow Him On... Marlon's on Twitter at @swaggdaddy_24. We tried to figure out if he's on Instagram, but couldn't find him. If you want to try, be aware that there are a lot of dudes named Marlon Gonzalez there.

Fun Fact: Marlon is the first member of his family to go to college. In the Fort Myers News-Press article linked above, he said one factor in choosing USF was that his mother can come up to watch his home games.