Marks Eyeing Title

Josh Marks, Penn State's second commitment for the Class of 2007, has had another impressive season for Southern Columbia this year, leading his Tiger squad to an undefeated regular season. Now he is eyeing another title to close out his high school career.

From an early point in his football career, Josh Marks has been an impact player. As a sophomore Marks helped open lanes for over 4500 rushing yards. He also blocked for a passing game that had over 1700 yards through the air. On defense as a sophomore he had 68 tackles,four fourced fumbles, two recoveries, six pass breakups and five sacks.

As a junior his team went 13-2. He helped block for over 5200 rushing yardsa and 75 touchdowns. Defensively he grabbed 53 tackles.

A two-way standout throughout his high school career at Southern Columbia, Marks plays guard on the offensive line and tackle on the defensive side of the ball. Offensively this season, Marks has been instrumental to an offense that has gone 10-0 in the regular season and averaged 46 points per game. He helped pave the way for his team's rushing attack to roll up nearly 3200 yards and score 45 touchdowns.

His Southern Columbia squad has already won three playoff contests this season and is slated to clash with Shenandoah Valley this Friday.

Although not his primary position, defensively at tackle Marks has pulled down 15 tackles and had two quarterback hurries.

At 6-foot-4, 300 pounds, the Scout four-star offensive tackle prospect, ranked No. 17 nationally at his position, is renowned for his strength. As his coach said, "The kid is incredibly strong, he'll do 25 reps of 225 pounds."

Marks received offers from programs like West Virginia, Rutgers and Pittsburgh. When asked about his committment to Penn State earlier this year he told FOS, "It just boiled down to that I've always liked Penn State. I just really felt like I could make Penn State my home."

Get season updates on other commitments to Penn State's Class of 2007:

Stephfon Green
Andrew Szczerba
Kevion Latham
Quinn Barham
Nate Stupar
Nick Sukay
Jon Ditto
Andrew Dailey
Chris Colasanti


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