Former Northwestern running back Venric Mark is transferring to West Texas A&M.
Mark decided to leave Northwestern last week and was interested in a variety of Division-I schools including Kansas, Baylor, Houston, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State.
Ultimately, he decided to play for West Texas A&M where he can play immediately.
Mark had a tremendous 2012 season, rushing for 1,366 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also took two punts to the house as well. A leg injury forced him to miss most of the 2013 season.
He was going to be suspended two games for violation of team rules.
ESPN’s Joe Schad spoke to Mark about his decision.
“This is an hour and half from my mom,” Mark stated. “It’s the best fit.”
“I will get my Northwestern degree,” he said. “There is no bad blood with Northwestern at all. Me and Coach Fitz [Pat Fitzgerald] still talk. We are still family.”