Marks announced last week that he was "committed" to Auburn, but left the door open by noting that he planned to take one more visit to Columbia, S.C., to check out the Gamecocks. He had taken earlier official visits to West Virginia and Louisville and was also considering a trip to Southern Miss.
"I decided not to take the visit this weekend," he told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I decided Auburn is where I want to go."
The 6-1, 256-pounder out of Vigor High School is also an outstanding basketball player. He says he is looking forward to playing with two other Mobile area stars--tight end Gabe McKenzie from Davidson High and defensive end Antonio Coleman from Williamson.
Marks also likes the fact that Auburn is lan easy drive via interstate highway from his hometown. "I want to stay closer to home, because my family wants to see me play," he said.
The defensive lineman played at almost 270 pounds during football season, but is down to 256 for basketball. He says that he'll need to play at about 280 in college while still retaining his quickness and strength.