Speedy WR Prospect Enjoying State Title

A wide receiver prospect from Florida discusses his interest in Auburn and his team's state title.

Pahokee, Fla.--Wide receiver Martavious Odoms predicted his 2007 Blue Devils had the talent and depth to repeat as state football champions. On Saturday in Orlando, the Pahokee High senior was proven to be accurate in his assessment.

With the wide receiver chipping in with a strong performance, Pahokee cruised to the Class 2B state title with a 53-14 victory over previously unbeaten Newberry. Odoms caught five passes for 111 yards and scored one touchdown.

Finishing as a state champion while a senior captain is obviously special to the Pahokee High standout. "It's just like going out and winning the BCS championship game in your last game in college," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "It is the last game with your teammates, it is the last game with your high school coaches." He notes that it is fun to share the experience with players he has been on the field with throughout his high school years.

Pahokee finished 14-0 for a second straight season as it defended its state title and was never really seriously challenged in the playoffs with wins over The University School (62-0), The King's Academy (39-10) and Frostproof (41-13) before winning easily vs. Newberry. Pahokee has won the state title four of the past five seasons. When asked if he was surprised at the lopsided score in the state championship game, Odoms says, "No, not really."

Commenting on recruiting, 5-8, 171 speedster points out that he is still very interested in Auburn where he came on an official visit to watch the Tigers defeat Alabama in the regular season finale. "I think one of the Auburn coaches is supposed to be coming down to see me this week," he says.

"I am going to set up a couple more visits and hopefully after that I will be able to make my choice," Odoms adds. "I am going to visit Tennessee and West Virginia. I don't know about the next visit. I am really trying to think about that one."

For his senior season, Odoms caught 41 passes for 936 yards and touchdowns. He also ran the football seven times for 142 yards and one score.


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