Marks Is Staying Patient

Venice (Calif.) receiver Gabriel Marks, last weekend's Badger Elite 7on7 MVP, is looking to add more offers while continuing his torrid spring...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Venice receiver Gabriel Marks (6-0, 175) has been stellar at nearly every camp he's been to the past two years. MVP of the Nike Camp last year, MVP of this year's Badger Elite 7on7.

But he's not just a camp all-star, he was an all-state selection as a junior as a defensive back, while also having a big season as a receiver.

Yet Marks has just one offer, from SMU. Still, he's confident that his performances on the camp circuit will open more doors for him.

If he continues to perform as he did in Las Vegas, it will be a matter of when, not if, those new offers come in.

"SMU is my top dog right now," said Marks. "I also like Utah, UCLA, Oregon State, Oregon, Colorado and Cal. More schools are looking at me, so I'm just going to keep going hard and keep working with B2G."

Marks has worked with B2G for most of his high school career, and helped them win the Badger title for the second straight year. He scored 12 touchdowns last weekend.

"It was sweeter winning it this year, especially after going 1-3 the first day," said Marks. "We just needed to work out the kinks."

Marks also continues to answer the question of which side of the ball he's more geared for, especially with some schools looking at him as a defensive side of the ball.

"I've always known I've been a receiver, so my performance should keep me there, I feel," said Marks.

Marks will next camp at the Nike Camp in Los Angeles in early April, where he's hoping to repeat as the WR MVP.

"I just want to keep getting better, and make schools notice me," said Marks.

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