Auburn football rumors: Buffalo RB Kevin Marks Jr. on transfer radar

Auburn football is registering interest in recently announced transfer Kevin Marks Jr. out of the University at Buffalo to add to their backfield.

For Auburn football fans that do not know or respect the University at Buffalo, here’s a lesson: great football resides in the MAC, and the best of the best in the MAC is in New York’s “Queen City”.

This past season, by the time most conferences were deep into their schedule, the Mid-American Conference started a protracted season in November. One team stood out as a national powerhouse: the Buffalo Bulls.

Jaret Patterson was the primary reason, with the Bulls running back putting on some of the most memorable performances of the season. Not a soul should ever forget his 408 yard-eight touchdown performance against Kent State or right it off because it happened in a non-Power 5 conference game. Now, he is registering NFL interest–just years after Khalil Mack put Buffalo on the map as a legitimate feeder of NFL talent–after rushing for over 1,000 yards and scoring 19 touchdowns in 2020.

As an upstate, New York guy (for now, I’ll be in Auburn soon) I implore you to respect SUNY Buffalo (SUNY pride) and the MAC.

With that, I now present you the exciting news that Patterson’s backup, Kevin Marks, is being looked at by UCF, Purdue…and of, course, since you’re reading this, Auburn football:

Marks is another power runner from the Bulls program originally from Norfolk, VA. He averaged 6.6 yards per carry in 2020 and found the endzone seven times.

A jump to an SEC program like Auburn would be a major step in Marks’ career, and it would come at an exciting time with Bryan Harsin installing Mike Bobo to run the offense.

Hopefully, the upstate, New York migration to the Plains will include both Marks and me in 2021.