Marks “1,000%” committed to the Florida Gators

The visitors list for the Florida Gators game against Colorado State wasn’t as loaded as past week’s but the staff had a chance to catch up with a few of the current commits due to the small list.

Florida receiver commit Dionte Marks (5-11, 178, Deland, FL. High) was on campus for the first time this fall on Saturday to see the Gators win.

“The atmosphere is great,” Marks said of the atmosphere at Florida on Saturday. “Everything was just great, I just love everything here. It’s like being back home.”

The coaching staff was happy to see Marks on Saturday after the receiver didn’t visit much over the summer.

“The coaches were like it’s good to have you here and stuff because this is like my third time being back in three months,” he said on the message from the coaches on Saturday. “They were like overly happy to see me.”

While on campus Marks got the chance to talk to several of the Gators coaches who made sure to give the receiver props on his big senior season.

“They were like we’re ready to get you here,” Marks said on the coaches talking to him about his season so far. “We can see that you’ve been taking care of business back home.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales also explained to Marks again on Saturday how the Gators would use him on offense in Gainesville.

“He told me I can anywhere on the field,” he said on where Gonzales sees him playing. “As long as I get here and work.”

Despite this being Marks’ first trip to Gainesville this fall he has been following the team from home and Gonzales has also been keeping him informed on how the offense is doing this year.

“Coach Gonzales texted me one night and told me he many yards passing they had,” Marks said on Florida’s offense this year. “That’s what I really like to see because I really want to get the ball in my hand when I get here.”

Marks also noticed a difference in the team this week after the Gators lost to Kentucky last weekend.

“Yeah, I really see the team progressing,” he said on the current team. “After last week, I really see a lot of changes in the offense and defense.”

After the visit to Florida on Saturday, Marks didn’t know when he would return to Gainesville but says an official visit isn’t coming during the football season.

“Not yet,” Marks said on if he has set an official visit to Florida yet. “After the season most likely.”

The Gators did get good news from Marks who has had several new teams start recruiting him as the receiver says he’s still solid to Florida.

“Not 100 but a thousand percent,” Marks said on his commitment status to Florida. “They’ve been texting me and telling me to keep my grades up and everything. I feel like a big priority.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Marks says he doesn’t have anymore visits planned and he says he may be back for the LSU game in October.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.