CU and Pitt in a Battle for Martin

Colorado hosted just two official visitors over the weekend and one of them could be considered a 'must-get' by Buff faithful. With three defensive tackles graduating after this fall, Colorado is scary thin at the position heading into next year. The recruitment of the position this cycle is vital to the future success of the Colorado defense. Jared Martin is a prime candidate at the spot, and after the Boulder voyage, the Buffs are in a tight race for his services.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 292
40 time: 5.2
Bench: 405
Squat: 495
Clean: 315
Vertical: 25"
From: Davie, Florida
High School: Western

Jared Martin has written offers from Colorado, Pittsburgh, Central Florida, Arizona State, TCU, Middle Tennessee State, and Minnesota.

As a junior, he had 69 tackles, six forced fumbles, three sacks, and one fumble recovery (returned 15 yards for a TD). Before his senior year, Martin was chosen to the pre-season Super 11 team in Broward County.

The Floridian had already visited Pittsburgh September 3rd, and Colorado had their shot at him over the weekend. "It was a good trip and right now I would say things are real close between Pitt and Colorado.

"I love the area of Colorado. The team there clicks real well and everyone gets along good that is around the team. Their guys like to laugh a lot and joke around with each other and I like that. The mountains were great and I also liked the weather. Coach Simms tells me I would love Colorado and would be a real good fit there. I also want to be a Pharmacist and I got to meet with a professor from the Pharmacy school while I was there. That was real cool."

"There was really nothing I didn't like about Pitt other then the fact they lost the game on my visit (to Notre Dame). I pretty much liked everything I saw there.

"Of the two schools, I could probably play at Colorado first and that is something I like."

Despite his interest in the above mentioned, Martin will take two more trips. I have Minnesota on December 3rd and I will also visit Arizona State in November. I am not sure on the exact date."

The D-tackle's parents do not have a favorite and do not mind if he has to go far from home for school. "My parents are just happy that I will be going to college on a scholarship."

This fall, he has over 40 tackles and one sack for Western.

Martin carries a 2.8 core GPA and scored a 960 on the SAT. He would like to major in Pharmacy.

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