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Gabe Marks will redshirt

For the past two weeks the Washington State football coaches have considered the idea of having junior Gabe Marks, last year's leading receiver, redshirt and sit out this season. On Sunday Mike Leach confirmed that is likely the course the Cougars will take, saying, “we're going to try and redshirt him if we can. He's been doing a lot of good things, he's been really selling out there. Basically, we have two seniors at the position and it's sort of clouded up right now and he was behind in his offseason for definitely understandable reasons and so sequence is better for us, better for him, so that's what we're shooting for.”

Those two seniors are Isiah Myers and Kristoff Williams, who entered fall camp ahead of Marks on the depth chart at the Z receiver position. Marks had offseason surgery for an undisclosed injury in the spring, and was arrested in February. Those two factors may have contributed to his starting fall camp so low on the depth chart, but a hit to the head during a fall scrimmage effectively ended what had been a very good fall camp.

Marks has been healthy lately, however, and has been a force on scout teams for WSU playing both receiver and quarterback in order to help the Cougars prepare to face the Pistol offenses of Nevada and Portland State. 

If Marks redshirts he will still have two seasons of eligibility remaining at the start of next season. Myers has been a revelation at Z through two games this season and is second on the team with 15 receptions for 196 receiving yards and has tied Vince Mayle for the team lead with a pair of receiving touchdowns. Williams has two catches for 36 yards and has been the team's primary kickoff returner.

A spirited second day of WSU fall camp

Day two in Lewiston is in the books and it was a pretty fun practice. The team session was about as close as any I've seen in all my months covering the Cougars and everybody seemed to be in a pretty good mood afterwards.

We'll cover all that after the jump, but I wanted to get a couple notes above the fold. First, I was mistaken yesterday when I said that freshman Deion Singleton was at camp, he wasn't. A player wearing his number was in attendance but that was Dakota Sinchak and the switch was not reflected on the roster. Both Singleton and Barry Ware have yet to arrive.

Additionally, coach Mike Leach said after practice that backup quarterback Luke Falk will be on scholarship, “we just have to go through the numbers and whatnot.” So we'll be able to stop referring to him as “walk-on Luke Falk” soon enough.

Now let's get to the good stuff.

 

WSU Receiver tweets surgery successful

Washington State receiver Gabe Marks has been limited this spring with a groin injury and has only participated in a few receiving drills. Yesterday, Marks indicated on Twitter that he had undergone surgery. 

Marks was WSU's most productive receiver last year, leading the team with 74 receptions for 807 yards and seven touchdowns. His receptions total is the second most in WSU single-season history. Marks achieved those impressive totals despite totaling only six catches in WSU's final three regular season games. 

More details on Marks’ arrest

Yesterday we reported that WSU wide receiver Gabe Marks had been arrested and cited with four misdemeanors: 4th degree assault, 2nd degree criminal trespass, being a minor intoxicated in public and frequenting a tavern as a minor. Today Sgt. Dan Dornes of the Pullman Police Department provided more details on the arrest.

WSU wide receiver arrested

From Salt Lake City — Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks was arrested outside of 600 NE Colorado St. in Pullman at 2 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Pullman Police Department's daily activity log. He was arrested for 4th degree assault, 2nd degree criminal trespass, being a minor intoxicated in public and frequenting a tavern as a minor.

Last year Marks was cited for being a minor in possession.

Marks had 74 catches for 807 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He led the Cougars in all three categories.

Five questions with Gabe Marks

WSU receiver Gabe Marks is next in our Five Questions segment.

Cougs take off for the desert

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FROM PULLMAN — We'll be doing the same thing the headline details here in about 24 hours. But first, we have some news and links to share with you from the Palouse. Read on.

WSU’s Gabe Marks cited for MIP-Exhibiting

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FROM PULLMAN — Washington State receiver Gabe Marks was cited for minor exhibiting effects of having consumed alcohol early Sunday, WSU Police Officer Joe Kirshner confirmed.

Kirshner said he was not permitted to release further details.

According to the department’s activity log, Marks, 18, was cited at the Lower Soccer Fields on Northeast Colorado Street at about 1:47 a.m. Sunday. The log lists Marks’ alleged offense as “MIP-Exhibiting.”

As a freshman last season, Marks caught 49 passes for 560 yards and two touchdowns. He is a native of Los Angeles.

A WSU spokesman said coaches are aware of the citation and will handle it internally.

Marks is the third known WSU player to run afoul of the law since the season ended. Walk-on receiver Drew Loftus was arrested for alleged theft and dismissed from the team earlier this month. Previously, running back Leon Brooks was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Christian Caple can be reached at christianc@spokesman.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

Notes from a WSU scrimmage

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FROM PULLMAN — Big plays dominated Washington State's scrimmage. Big plays that involved a few different receivers and both of the Cougars' competitors for the starting quarterback job. Read on for more.

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