Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016)
Marquel Dismuke enters the 2017 season looking to compete for action in the Husker secondary. Dismuke impressed the Nebraska coaches with his work on the practice field during his redshirt season and he has the versatility to make an impact in multiple roles. The 6-2, 195-pound Dismuke brings good size and outstanding range to the back end of the defense.
Dismuke redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first season in Lincoln.
Before Nebraska (Calabasas HS)
Dismuke had a standout prep career at Calabasas High School in California, and was regarded as one of the top defensive back prospects in the state after his play for Coach Casey Clausen.
Dismuke provided a dominant defensive presence for Calabasas in 2015, registering 66 tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack. He also had four interceptions, returning one of the picks for 67 yards, while posting a team-high 11 pass breakups. The outstanding play of Dismuke helped the Coyotes to a 13-2 record. Calabasas won the Southern Section Canyon Division and was the CIF Southern Section West Division playoff winner. Calabasas eventually lost in the Division II-A state title game.
Dismuke starred for Compton Dominguez High School as a junior in 2014, helping Coach Keith Donerson’s team to a 7-4 record and a trip to the CIF Southern Section playoffs. Dismuke was one of the top defenders for Dominguez High and also played a key role in the return game.
Dismuke was ranked as the No. 4 safety in the country by ESPN, the 14th-best prospect in California and the No. 133 overall prospect in the ESPN300. He was also ranked among the top 20 safeties in the country by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247 Sports, which ranked him as the No. 247 overall prospect in the United States, while Scout.com had him No. 254 overall.
Dismuke only visited Nebraska, but had dozens of offers including Arizona State, California, LSU, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Utah and Washington State.
Marquel is the son of Nicole Samuel, and he was born on March 10, 1998. He is majoring in ethnic studies and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in his first semester. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes and local hospital visits.