For the second straight day, the Georgia Tech football program made the top-10 cut of one of their top running back targets.
Yesterday, Georgia Tech made the cut for three-star running back Kobe Pryor. On Monday, Atlanta native and four-star running back Jo’Quavious Marks announced his own top ten and for the second straight day, the Jackets made the cut.
Marks, a rising senior at Carver High School is considered to be a composite top-150 player in the country, a top-15 running back, and a top-15 player in the state of Georgia. Marks narrowed his list of 23 public scholarship offers down to 10.
The schools that made the cut for the top-150 player nationally are the following;
- Florida State
- Georgia Tech
- Mississippi State
- North Carolina
- Penn State
Out of those ten schools, it seems that the early favorites to land Marks are Florida State and Mississippi State. Florida State holds the edge on 247Sports’s crystal ball while on Rivals Futurecast, the Bulldogs are the early unanimous choice for the Marks. Either way, like with Pryor, the Yellow Jackets have put themselves in a good position with Marks.
As mentioned earlier in our Pryor article, the Jackets in the 2019 recruiting class took three running backs and are only projected to lose one running back following this season, that being KirVonte Benson. It will be interesting to see if they choose to take two running backs in the 2020 cycle and will probably depend on any extra attrition they face after spring ball or after next season.
For the Jackets, they’ll look to keep the 5-foot-11 and 190-pound back from just 15 minutes down the road in town which means expect to hear about the Jackets making quite a few visits to Carver over the rest of his recruitment. At least through public information, it seems that it’s been a while since Marks was last on The Flats for a visit but we’d expect the Jackets to get him back on campus sooner than later. This past weekend he was in Tallahassee visiting the Florida State Seminoles.