Martinez Will Have Choices

Tampa (Fla.) Catholic offensive tackle Corey Martinez is quickly becoming a hot prospect in the class of 2014. The talented lineman is planning to attend several in-state camps this summer. In addition to the in-state attention that he is receiving, Martinez is beginning to attract interest from other schools across the country.

"I picked up an offer, recently, from Kentucky," Corey Martinez said.

According to Martinez, he is excited about exploring this new opportunity.

"I don't really know much about the school but I'm looking forward to learning more about it," he said.

At this point, Martinez has received verbal offers from USF and Kentucky. It appears that more scholarship offers are on the way.

"FSU, USF, UF, Miami, Kentucky, South Carolina, Auburn, Michigan State, and Mississippi State are recruiting me the hardest right now," Martinez said.

The 6-foot-4, 290-pound lineman has already gotten a chance to get to know some of the coaches from the University of Florida.

"I've been talking a lot to [Florida tight end coach Derek Lewis] and they like me a lot. I will be up there in June for a camp," he said.

"I'm excited about just getting around and seeing the school and working with the offensive line coach," Martinez added.

Florida's camp is not the only camp that Martinez will attend this summer.

"I'm also going to camp at FSU, USF and Miami," he said.

"USF and FSU are two schools that I like a lot. This summer will be the first time I visit Miami so we will see how it goes," he added.

For now, Martinez is trying to enjoy the recruiting process and learn more about the schools that are recruiting him.

"I'm just taking my time and looking around. I don't want to rush anything," Martinez said.

Although he is in constant communication with in-state schools, Martinez is not opposed to leaving the Sunshine State for college.

"I'd like to stay in state, but it's not crucial," he admitted.

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