Marks ready to sign with the Florida Gators

Sunday was the first day of the contact period and the Florida Gators coaching staff was out on the road visiting several prospects and commits.

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales visited Florida receiver commit Dionte Marks (5-11, 178, Deland, FL. High) at his home to catch up with the receiver.

“Everything went great, we talked, ate and stuff,” Marks said of his in-home visit on Sunday night. “My mom cooked for him and stuff, everything went great. She cooked macaroni, greens, chicken, rice and meatballs.”

While in Deland, Gonzales broke down what Marks will be doing in the classroom when he gets to Florida and broke down the early signing period for the receiver.

“We talked about academics,” he said on what all they talked about. “He showed me some academic stuff, he told me that I will be there in June but next month, I’m signing. That’s what we really talked about.”

Gonzales didn’t talk with Marks a ton about how they would use him in the offense but the receiver is up to playing wherever they want him.

“Like I told everyone, when they offered me they told me I was one of the most explosives players they’ve seen,” Marks said on how Florida plans to use him. “Getting out my breaks they like that. I can play slot, wide out, I can dominate anywhere I play.”

Marks called Florida his dream school when he was offered and has been solid to the Gators but he admits this season helped him know Florida was right for him.

“Yeah very,” he said on if seeing the offense and team this year help solidify his decision. “The first time I seen Coach Mullen, we just had a vibe that I could tell that this was the place for me and that he was going to be successful.”

The receiver commit only visited Florida twice this fall but he watched all the games and he liked how involved the receivers were into the offense.

“I love it, watching the games on TV and seeing the receivers getting the ball was nice,” Marks said on his thoughts on the team this year. “Seeing them get the ball thrown to them was nice because at the same time when I get to campus I want the ball in my hands. I know I’m going to have to compete in practice to get the ball in my hands but it was great to see them get the ball in the offense.”

Next up for Marks will be his signing day in December and he will follow that up with his official visit.

“We talked about that and I’m going to be taking my official visit the first weekend we can in January,” he said on when he will take his official visit.

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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.


  1. That dude can play. He dominates against damn good competition here in central Fl. Hope he brings his boy Tae with him for next year’s class. That guy’s ball skills and instincts are no joke.

    Deland HS = UF pipeline