For the second time in as many days, a Georgia ball-carrier has the Horns as a top team.
On Monday morning, Atlanta (Ga.) Carver product Jo’Quavious Marks cut his list of 23 offers to a top 10, and the Texas Longhorns survived the cut. In addition to Tom Herman’s program, Marks named Louisville, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Purdue, Nebraska, North Carolina, Florida State, Penn State, and Georgia Tech as the teams he’ll continue to evaluate.
Thanks to all the coaches that gave me a opportunity!! @ChadSimmons_ @MattDeBary @Rivals pic.twitter.com/LBYecV9mGZ— Joquavious marks (@JoquaviousMarks) April 8, 2019
The four-star running back’s list cut left several prominent programs on the outside looking in, including Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, and Oregon.
Texas’ inclusion in Marks’ top 10 comes despite the Georgia native making just one trip to the Forty Acres, which took place at the front end of the 2018 season for the Longhorns’ 28-21 win over Tulsa on Sept. 8.
At this juncture, Marks’ Crystal Ball slightly favors Florida State, where he unofficially visited just weeks ago on March 15.
A 5’11, 190-pound talent, Marks is ranked as the nation’s No. 135 player, No. 12 running back, and as the No. 14 player in Georgia, per the 247Sports Composite. As a junior, Marks amassed 1,500 yards and nine touchdowns on 140 attempts; good for an average of 10.7 yards per carry.
As noted, Marks’ list marks the second time in as many days that a Georgia running back has included the Longhorns on their top list, as three-star Cedartown star Kobe Pryor named Texas in his top 10 on Sunday.
After signing four-star Buford ball-carrier Derrian Brown last cycle, can the Longhorns close the deal with either of these two talents and land another Peach State product?