Just a few weeks after National Signing Day, the Florida Gators have landed one of their first 2019 commits. Three-star wide receiver Dionte Marks has officially verbally committed to the Florida Gators. Marks recently received an offer from the Gators and immediately became his favorites. The in-state wide receiver is the first 2019 recruit to commit to Dan Mullen as the Florida Gators head coach. Dionte Marks is the fourth 2019 recruit to commit to the Florida Gators 2019 recruiting class. He is second offensive recruit to join Florida’s class with Wardrick Wilson. He is also the only wide receiver committed to Florida.
Who is Dionte Marks?
Dionte Marks is a three-star wide receiver out of Deland High School in Deland, Florida. Marks made his commitment to the University of Florida while he was on campus for Florida’s junior day. The Florida coaching staff offered the in-state wide out last Tuesday and was quick to pull trigger as he made his pledge to Florida. Early in the recruiting process, Marks has received five offers from Florida, FAU, Louisville, UCF and West Virginia. Marks also named the Gators his leader the same day he was offered. On 247 Sports, Marks is the 620th ranked recruit and the 84th ranked wide receiver in the country. He is also the 73rd ranked recruit in the state of Florida. Florida’s wide receiver coach Billy Gonzales and running back coach Greg Knox were the two main recruiters for the in-state pass catcher.
Dionte Marks is a 6’3” 180 pound wide receiver. He is a very fun recruit to watch. Watching his tape, you can see that Marks is a pretty shifty wide receiver for a big man. He has strong hands and does a good job of high pointing the football. Last season, Marks had 23 receptions for 450 yards and seven touchdowns. He also ran a 4.7 laser-timed 40-yard dash at the Army combine. Marks will be a nice addition to the Florida Gators 2019 recruiting class as he could play both offense and special teams.