Cougars freshman Marks teams with WSU's All-American Wilson
Freshman Gabe Marks calls himself...
"Consistent", Marks said. "Consistency always wins so that's what I try to do."
All-American Marquess Wilson, simply calls Marks... "Amazing."
Wilson himself, has been consistently amazing his first 2 years in Pullman, and has taken Marks under his wing.
"He came in here ready and focused to get in there and play, " added Wilson. "Seeing that he's hungry and I'm just trying to show him what he can do to get better and everything."
"You can learn everything. I mean, he's done everything that I want to do and what I plan to do," said Marks. "So I try to pick his brain and pick coach Simmons brain all the time."
Outside receivers coach Dennis Simmons says his two playmakers have friendly competition.
"It's brought the best out of them and it's kinda brought the best out of everyone in the room," Simmons said.
"Gabe has come in and adjusted much to the tunes of a Crabtree or a Wes Welker, " Simmons added. "So he's a lot wiser than his years as far as football knowledge."
"I've always worked really hard at the wide receiver position, " Marks added. "I look at it as an art, so I really take pride in working hard and making sure I'm precise and everything."
That approach has cougar fans hoping Marks follows in his mentor's footsteps, becoming the 2nd cougar to ever receive for 1,000 yards as a freshman.
Coach Simmons also has high expectations for the freshman. "If he just goes out and plays like he's practiced, at the end of the year, we'll just see how much success is too much."
One day, they might call him an All-American too.