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Marks finished his career with his name scattered all over the record books.

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With the 2017 National Signing day right around the corner, high school football players around the nation are preparing to sign to a school that will help them get to the next level. The Pac-12 Network will have a signing day special starting at 12:00 pm PST on Wednesday highlighting every commit for each team.

On Monday, the Pac-12 Network tweeted out a clip of Gabe Marks talking about his recruitment process and his signing day experience.

Marks talks about how he was originally committed to another school (SMU) before he committed to Washington State. He goes on to talk about how he accepted the offer from Mike Leach before he even visited Pullman.

For the eventual record setter, signing day was not as big of a deal to him as it is to others. He says he did not want the big antics and that he just sent the fax when he woke up. Looking back now, that moment will forever be a great moment in Cougar history.

Some athletes prefer the big antics and big signing day experience. To see those big announcements and to see the rest of Marks and other Pac-12 athletes talking about their recruiting processes tune into Pac-12 Networks on Wednesday.

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Football:

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WSU assistant Roy Manning used hard work, personal contact to make recruiting inroads in new territory | The Seattle Times
WSU coach Mike Leach has not shied away from hiring assistant coaches who don’t have West Coast connections, and the class WSU has put together ahead of Wednesday’s National Signing Day with three four-star recruits shows that pre-existing connections don’t matter as much as a recruiter’s work ethic.

Basketball:

Tacoma pipeline: Ernie Kent’s Cougars cashing in on emerging South Sound talent pool | The Spokesman-Review
Ernie Kent and Curtis Allen sat in the Tacoma recruit’s living room, and Kent tried to convince the young basketball star to come play for his program. Just like usual, Kent was making a pitch. But in a reversal of his current role, Allen was getting recruited.

Cougs split with Northern California schools | Sports | dailyevergreen.com
After suffering its fourth-consecutive loss Friday night against No. 10 Stanford, the WSU women’s baksetball team got back in the win column with a come-from-behind win over the California Golden

Pac-12 basketball standings: Arizona Wildcats back on top - Pacific Takes
Wildcats are back.