Player: Gabe Marks
If you thought the Cougar receiving corps was crowded with talent coming out of Spring ball, you should take a look at it now. It seems as though Mr. Leach has found himself a couple of play now players in the freshman class, including the already highlighted Rahmel Dockery and a gem in true freshman Gabriel Marks, the light footed, shifty play-maker at wide receiver from Los Angeles. His play in Fall camp has really caught some eyes, especially those of his teammates, as they are all raving about this kid’s maturity and talent level.
Skill Set: It will be a little different for the kid though. He’s always been the big-play guy as a #1 receiver who lined up outside, but now he’ll be counted on to just make the normal play in the slot, and then do his thing while Wilson and the Williams’ take care of the big play. Regardless, big things are being shown and will be expected from the youngster. He certainly possesses the quicks and hands to be a factor from there and his 6’0, 167 lb frame is a perfect compliment to the length on the outside.
Fans on Twittersphere are buying into it as he continues to impress:
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It’s always a stretch to say All-America anything until it is proven, but hey, let’s write it down and keep an eye on it! At the very least we know that so far he’s looking like a starting Pac-12 caliber wideout. I do think he has a tremendous shot at becoming an All-Conference Freshman. Via CougCenter, here’s what we have to look forward to for the next 4 seasons.
And if you think that juke is good, take a look at what Marquess Wilson did to the defense:
And finally the highlight tape of the young man from L.A.