SMU had a nice haul of linemen in the 2014 class, but you can never have enough depth along the trenches and that's why SMU offered two linemen last week alone, including Beaumont Central's Ken Marks.
"Wes Suan came and told me himself," Marks said.
Suan had been watching Marks from a far for quite sometime, but made the trip over to Beaumont to offer Marks himself.
"A man came before and said he was going to get coach Suan over here because he wanted to see me himself and meet me and see how I looked," Marks said.
Suan liked what he saw and offered the 6-5, 270-pound offensive tackle. Marks recently picked up an offer from North Texas as well.
"He just came Monday (May 19) and visited and told me today (May 23rd)," Marks said.
Even though SMU has been keeping in some contact with Marks, he hadn't heard much about SMU, but knows of it from a mutual friend.
"I haven't really heard much about it, but one of my church members went there, Taylor Reed," Marks said. "When I see his mom in church I'll get his number."
Marks is interested in getting to know more about SMU even after Suan told him as much as he wanted to know when he visited.
"Really Mr. Suan told me everything about it when he was talking to me about it," Marks said. "He wanted me to go home and talk to my parents about it because they really want me over there."
Marks' interest is high in SMU and that's why he already had plans to come over to Dallas and visit the Hilltop.
"I have a camp planned already to go to SMU (sometime in June), but I'm definitely going to get over there for a game," Marks said.
Regardless of what he thinks of SMU's campus, the coaches or the school, it's all about one thing for Marks when deciding.
"Graduating. That's the most important thing."
"I want to do business or sports management."
Nevada, Louisiana Tech, UT-San Antonio, Sam Houston State and Texas State are also showing interest in the offensive tackle, but most likely wherever Marks goes to college will be an adjustment scheme-wise.
"I'm a right tackle. I like run blocking a lot," Marks said. "Our offense is not a passing offense where you're going to pass block a lot or hold long protections. It's a lot of short passes and mostly running the ball."
It's not going to be an issue though for Marks.
"I can do it. It's simple," Marks said. "It's just getting physical and being stronger in the weight room though."
His decision may not be as simple, but Marks wants to make one sooner rather than later. Marks plans to decide by the end of summer and before his senior season.