Fabian Martin Talks Recruiting

Chicago's Fabian Martin has several scholarship offers and he names his current favorites. Did the Illini make the cut?

Fabian Martin, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound, wide receiver from Chicago (Prosser) says he has several scholarship offers under his belt.

The Chicago Public League is known for its prep basketball, however football could be king in 2003.

Martin is one of several D-1 football prospects in the C.P.L.

Martin and Simeon High School's Bryant Creamer are among the finest receivers in the Midwest. Who's the better prospect, Martin or Creamer?

"Definitely me," said Martin. "Bryant has the height on me but I feel I'm the complete package. I can go deep and I'll catch the ball on crossing patterns. I have a complete game.

"You have to come watch me play. I'm the one wearing the gold shoes. Just like Michael Johnson did in the Olympics. I'm not a show off, the gold shoes just make me look fast."

Does Fabian Martin have any scholarship offers?

"I have offers from Illinois, Colorado, Wisconsin, Purdue, Kentucky, Bowling Green, Northern Illinois, Miami (Ohio) and Ball State." Martin said.

"My favorites right now are Illinois, Colorado, Purdue, Kentucky, Michigan, Iowa and Tennessee.

"I'm looking for a school that throws the ball. I don't want to be blocking down field every play for four or five years.

"I'm looking for a school with a strong academic reputation. Football will always be second to my academics. I'm also looking for a school with a family atmosphere."

Martin will be a three-year varsity starter in 2003. As a junior, he had 52 receptions for 752 yards and 13 touchdowns. He returned six punts for 200 yards and three kicks for 180 yards.

Fabian Martin's best 40-yard dash is 4.35 and he's a track sprinter, posting a best 100-meter time of 10.5 seconds. He was a special mention all-state selection in 2002.

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