Busy Football Prospect Making AU Visit No. 3

This lineman discusses his interest in Auburn and other colleges he has visited.

Prichard, Ala.--The phone has been ringing constantly for defensive line prospect Sen'Derrick Marks, who will be taking an official visit to Auburn this weekend following an impressive senior season at Vigor High School.

A three-year starter at tackle and end, Marks made 81 tackles as a senior and finished the season with 17 quarterback sacks.

He is working in a busy official visit schedule around his basketball games. He is a standout in that sport, too, however, the player who says he is 6-2, 260 pounds notes that his college future is on the football field.

"I am definitely interested in Auburn," Marks tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I like their style on defense. They play very aggressively with a lot of speed."

Marks has already taken official visits to Louisville and West Virginia and plans to visit South Carolina and Southern Miss following his trip to Auburn this weekend.

"I liked my visit to Louisville," he says. "I liked the city there and it is not just a college town."

The defensive lineman says he was less impressed with his visit to Morgantown to check out West Virginia. "It was all right, I guess," he says.

Marks came to Auburn on an unofficial visit to see the Tigers when they played the Georgia Bulldogs in November. He says he enjoyed the exciting atmosphere that day, but was surprised at how easily Auburn handled the visiting Bulldogs. "I really expected it to be a closer game," he says.

When he visits Auburn the Vigor standout says he will be looking to get a good feel for the football program and the campus. "I want to spend time and get to know the coaching staff and the players and see how they get along," he says.

Marks says he believes his strength is one of his best assets in football and basketball. In hoops he says he is averaging 16 points and 16 rebounds per game in his third year as a starter.

"I have great leg strength," he says. "I squat 520 pounds."

In the classroom the defensive lineman says he has a qualifying college entrance exam test score and he will have no problem qualifying with his grades. Marks says he is totally "undecided" on what he plans to study in college.

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