Mission Viejo (Calif.) defeated San Clemente (Calif.) 70-17 on Friday, extending their unbeaten streak to 7-0 on the season. Fullback Daniel Marx came off of the field satisfied and excited about the teams’ performance.
“We were so motivated to come out and play and once we got our chemistry together that really worked out well in the end. Chemistry is what separates good teams from great teams, and it’s just a really big factor that people overlook sometimes,” Marx said.
Marx not only shines on the field, but in the classroom as well with an overall GPA of 4.4.
After Stanford offered him last spring, he took next to no time to accept and verbally commit.
Six months later, Marx is still confident and excited in his decision.
“Of course the coaches are great, the kids are great just everything, when I went up there everything was just amazing and just opened my eyes so much,” said Marx “I've been keeping in touch with them pretty frequently, hoping to go out to a couple games and just get my Cardinal pride in me.”
Marx has also received some attention from another Pac-12 school.
“I think USC has been showing some interest,” said Marx. “The coaching situation wouldn’t affect my interest or not, Coach (Ed) Orgeron is a great guy, but I think their doing the right things over there.”
The senior fullback plans to take his official visit to Stanford after the conclusion of this season.
“I'm planning on taking my official visit after the season. I'm a Diablo right now, and I'm planning on staying like that until at least after the season, said Marx.
After that, Marx plans to put all his energy into becoming a Cardinal.
“Stanford should expect to get an amazing work habit, a great work ethic. I mean, I'm hard working; I'm determined and willing to work at whatever I need to, to get myself better,” said Marx.