UNT recruiting target series — Ken Marks

Ken Marks

The list of colleges calling Beaumont Central offensive lineman Ken Marks is growing by the day.

The latest tally includes UNT, SMU, Houston, Louisiana-Lafaeytte, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, Texas State and Sam Houston.

The challenge for Marks over the next few weeks is expanding not only that list, but also the number of teams that have offered him a scholarship.

So far, UNT and SMU — the two old Dallas-area rivals — are the only schools to offer. UNT offered last Monday.

“I am going to camps at most of the schools,” Marks said of the teams on his list. “I am going to go to LSU, too. I am looking forward to it. I went last year to get better. Now I have another purpose.”

Marks’ goal is to increase the number of scholarship opportunities he has and find out about the schools that are offering them.

Marks, who 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds, is being recruited as a tackle by UNT defensive line coach Kevin Patrick. Here is a link to his Hudl highlights.

“This will be my chance to show what I can do as a senior,” Marks said. “I won’t hold anything back.

“If I do what I need to, I will have a lot of opportunities.”

Marks said he really hasn’t had much of an opportunity to look into the schools that are recruiting him, but he does have an idea of what he is looking for in a school. He is looking for a school with a good academic program.

“Staying close to home won’t matter,” Marks said. “I just want to play.”

Marks hopes to find the right fit when it comes to a school at which to continue his career in the next few weeks.

“I am going to decide at the end of the summer,” Marks said. “This will be a big couple of months.”

Mean Green blog recruiting series
OL Rowdy Clark, Denton
OL Judd Terry, Denton
CB Jerbrell Lipscomb, Navasota
LB Diamon Cannon, Killeen Shoemaker
DE Sam Miller, Canton
WR Jarvis Baxter, Trinity Valley JC
DT Motekiai Maile, Tyler JC
CB Taylor Robinson, Keller Central
OL Joseph Gonzales, Waco
OL Matt Hiter, Argyle
LB Jordan Williams, Paris
OL Erik McCoy, Lufkin
OL Riley Daniel, Ringling, Okla.
DL RD Wegmann, Wichita Falls Rider
OL Evan Curl, Flower Mound
ATH Keith Washington, Brazoswood
OL Kaden Jackson, Kingfisher (Okla.)High
LB Angelo Garbutt, Lewisville Hebron
LB Clay Holford, Lewisville Hebron
ATH Billy McCrary, Leander Rouse
QB Chris Riddle, University Christian, Jacksonville, Fla.
CB Nafees Lyon, Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek
DL Carl Thompson, Guyer
OL Beau Hott, Plano
WR Akile Davis, DeSoto
ATH Jonathan Giles, Fort Bend Elkins — Committed to Texas Tech
OL Clayton Woods, Highland Park
DL Keenan Kelly, Cedar Grove, Ga.