Martin Recaps Positive Penn State Visit

Harrisburg (Pa.) High running back Robert Martin discusses his weekend visit to Penn State, and also talks about his changes of gaining an offer.

Harrisburg (Pa.) High running back Robert Martin didn't get an offer during Penn State's junior day.

However, the 6-foot, 190-pound Martin had a very good experience on the visit, and was told he could get an offer during the spring evaluation period.

"It was a good experience," Martin said. "It was nice to get to know the coaching staff and see what it is like to be on a visit, and how much they really care about football, and to see some other talent besides yourself.

"It was also good getting to know the academic part of it."

Martin, who ran for 1,812 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior, spent much of his time at Penn State speaking with running backs coach Charles London.

"He was saying he's not the yelling type of coach," Martin said. "He's the type that is learning first, and he's not all about football. On Fridays, he likes to go out to dinner (with players) and not talk about football."

Martin didn't get a lot of time with coach Bill O'Brien, but he was able to talk with him briefly after O'Brien addressed the group of recruits at the beginning of the day.

"He said he liked me, but he didn't say too much," Martin said. "He gave a really good speech when we were in the meeting room (to start the day)."

The visit wasn't Martin's first to campus. He is friends with defensive lineman Jordan Hill, and visited him on campus.

However, this was a different type of trip for Martin, and he paid close attention to all the work needed to be successful in the classroom and on the field in college.

"I took out of it that when it is time for the next level, it's all serious," Marin said. "You really have to put your mind into school and football."

Martin also holds offers from Rutgers, Temple, West Virginia and Massachusetts.

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