Gabriel Marks said a few weeks back at the B2G Elite Camp that he was inching closer to a decision and after a couple more talks with SMU assistant coach Adrian Klemm the Los Angeles Venice receiver was convinced playing for the Mustangs was the best move for him.
"I called coach Klemm and we were talking about everything we've been talking about like how it would be a great school for me and how it would be a great fit for me and I came to the decision that it was the right place for me," Marks said.
"They were giving me the best offer so it was the best fit for me. I definitely will get a lot of chances to catch the ball and make a lot of plays and be one of their receivers in the offense so it's a good fit for me."
Marks, a 6-foot, 175-pound prospect, is rated No. 25 at receiver, No. 166 in the 2012 class and No. 23 in the California state rankings and has a good chance to move up after solid performances at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp and the B2G Elite Camp, where he dominated the competition.
The Venice standout was named the wide receivers MVP at the L.A. NIKE Camp leading into his junior season.
Boston College, Colorado, Idaho, UCLA, Utah and Utah State have also offered Marks, who said he still plans to take other official visits with Utah and Colorado being two possible destinations.
Since his outstanding showing at the B2G Camp, Marks said Boise State and USC have started showing more interest but that he felt SMU was the best fit and that's why he decided to make his commitment.