Derrick Marks' road to Boise State

Took unique path from Chicago to the Broncos -- and he's made it work

Originally Published: October 2, 2013
By Myron Medcalf | ESPN.com

McKenzie Marks was surprised when her brother came home and announced his decision.

After an impressive recruiting visit, Derrick Marks had decided to play for Boise State.

Not the first destination family and friends thought the 6-foot-3 guard would consider after his upbringing on the South Side of Chicago.

"Oh my goodness. When he told us he was going to Boise State, he didn't even ask us or anything," McKenzie Marks said. "I was like 'Wait. … Idaho?'"

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