Marks set for Washington State

Gabriel Marks has committed to Washington State after his weekend visit and loved how much first-year coach Mike Leach's offense could offer him for years to come.
"It was a cool trip," Marks said after his commitment.
"They didn't say anything except I would have a chance to come in and compete for playing time and get on the field. They said if I was the best they would play me so I have to come in and make plays."
Leach is in his first season at Washington State but the job he did offensively during his tenure at Texas Tech has intrigued a lot of skill players that hadn't been looking at the Cougars before his arrival.
Marks, a former SMU commit, said Washington State was definitely the place for him because of the opportunities he could get to make plays.
He's a playmaker and feels Washington State is the best fit overall.
"It's very inviting because the numbers they've put up and the players (Leach) put out (at Texas Tech) is really impressive with (Wes) Welker, (Michael) Crabtree and a bunch of good players," Marks said. "It could be a really good thing to catch a lot of balls and make a lot of plays.
"I like to catch a lot of passes and they're going to put the ball in my hands so I'd have a lot of chances to make a lot of plays."
The Los Angeles (Calif.) Venice standout said there is a possibility he could also visit Vanderbilt before National Signing Day but he's firm in his pledge to the Cougars.
Marks said Kentucky has not talked with him recently and he doesn't expect to visit there next weekend although nothing has been settled. rates Marks, who had an impressive showing at the Offense-Defense Bowl over the holidays, as a four-star recruit.