Venice's Marks commits to Wazzu

Venice athlete Gabriel Marks committed to Washington State while on his visit to Pullman over the weekend, ESPNU Recruiting's Greg Biggins reported Sunday.

Marks had previously been committed to Southern Methodist but reconsidered his options after coach Adrian Klemm left SMU for UCLA.

Marks, who was chosen by City Section coaches as the defensive player of the year, intends to play receiver at the next level. He joins locals Alex Jackson (WR, Culver City) and Khalil Pettway (OLB, Culver City) and Brett Bartolone (WR, La Habra) on Washington State's list of commits.

National signing day is Wednesday, Feb. 1.