40 time: 5.1
From: City College of San Francisco
MacMartin visited CU last Thursday and Friday and had the following to say about his visit...
"Colorado is a program I have always liked since I was in high school. I love their offense and their running game. Ever since watching the game where they beat Nebraska 62-36 I have wanted to play there. Just the philosophy of the way their running game works and how they do things is something I always thought I could be a part of. I love the way their players play and I have always thought it was so pretty there. Coming out of high school I told myself that if I were to play outside of California that is where I wanted to be. It was the top school I wanted to go to outside the state.
"When I visited there it was everything I expected, and more. The facilities were great and so was meeting with the strength coach and coach Barnett. The practice I attended was up-tempo and I like the athletes they have on the team. I got to talk with Coaches Bray and Borbely and liked everything they had to say. Colorado is a place I can go to and play big-time ball while also having academic success. Academics are very important to me. While I was there I visited with the Chemical Engineering department because that is what I want to major in. They were telling me that the academic support for football players is great so I can be successful in both worlds. After seeing everything on my visit it just cemented my decision to go to Colorado."
MacMartin has scored a 1410 on his SAT and a 35 on his ACT. He attended Lowell High in San Francisco where he was named the lineman of the year in his league as a senior. He was also a first team all-metro selection. Before deciding on CU, he had also been courted by New Mexico State, Utah State, Idaho State, UC-Davis, UCLA, and Cal. "All of the smaller schools told me they had offers on the table for me. Colorado was the first big-time school to come in on me. Cal and UCLA had contacted me earlier, but nothing much ever came of that."
The CU staff has told him that he could fit either at guard or center in their line-up. "Coach Borbely told me that he will see what happens and will shuffle things around to find the best fit."
He describes his play on the field. "I have real good feet and I am agile. I can pull really well. I am an intelligent player because I like to study a lot of film. Not only do I want to know what the O-line is doing, I want to know what the whole offense is doing on any given play. That way I can adjust to plays on the run."
Coach Bray was his main recruiter for the Buffs.
MacMartin says he'll be moving to Boulder the first week in January. He will have three years to play two at CU.