Intro 2012: WR Gabriel Marks

We take an early look at the Venice (Calif.) receiver Gabriel Marks, a 2012 prospect, who's been a strong performer all spring and likes UCLA...

Venice (Calif.) receiver Gabriel Marks has been one of the revelations of the spring.

The 2012 receiver has starred at numerous camps throughout the past few months, setting himself up to be on several schools' radars as he heads into his junior year.

Marks was the Los Angeles NFTC WR MVP and was an all-underclass pick at the Badger/New Level 7on7 in Las Vegas. At last month's UCLA 7on7 Tournament, Marks' Venice team was a participant and he was arguably the top offensive performer there.

"I think the reason I perform the best in the camps is the competition really," said Marks. "I like the competition. And then playing with my team has helped me get more comfortable. I've been playing against a lot of good DBs at these camps and I think I'm doing well."

The 6-0, 165-pound Marks doesn't have an offer yet, but is hearing from a handful.

"I'm getting a lot of interest from some schools, the main ones being UCLA, Oregon and Texas A&M," said Marks. "UCLA is my favorite school. It's close to home and I wouldn't have to go far so my mom likes it to."

Marks doesn't want to have a hasty recruitment and with 19 months to go until he can a letter-of-intent, he's not rushing things.

"I mean, if the right school comes by, I'd think about committing early, but I've always wanted to go through the recruiting process," said Marks.

So what is Marks looking for in a school?

"I want to play in a pass-happy offense," said Marks.

Academically, Marks said he was above a 3.0 and would take the SAT sometime next spring.

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