One of the more intriguing recruitment processes on the year has been that of Iowa City West receiver Oliver Martin. He is only a couple minutes from the Iowa campus but has other options in addition to the Hawkeyes. Martin also has collected offers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Oregon, BYU, Notre Dame, Michigan State and others. He's taken his fair share of visits so far with the most recent one being to Ann Arbor.
At his U.S. Army All-America jersey presentation Martin took time afterwards to share his thoughts on his time with the Wolverine staff and players.
"I really liked my Michigan visit," Martin said to Scout. "The big thing for me going in was being able to talk to the coaches more. I talked to Coach Fisch and Coach Harbaugh more, the wide receivers coach and head coach. I really enjoyed talking to them and liked what they had to say. I wanted to see what the game day environment was like and see how the players interact with each other. I thought it was a success. I really liked it and I connected with the staff well."
The Scout300 standout hasn't narrowed down his list of choices thus far but he is approaching a decision, though they hope to squeeze in a couple more visits before announcing a commitment of any kind.
"I think I was going to try to see Michigan State and Oregon before I make a decision," Martin pointed out. "Those two I'm going to try and see sometime soon. A decision will come after that."
There is a hope that he will be able to end his recruiting process shortly.
"I keep getting clsoer," Martin admitted about his college choice. "My parents are pushing me a bit no so I don't sit around and do nothing about it. I'm getting closer. There's still a handful I'm still deciding between. I like all of them."
That's the challenge of the recruiting process as there's so many schools to choose from. It makes it a grueling choice but it appears like one could be made in the near future for Martin.
The Iowa City native was also able to discuss the honor of being chosen to the U.S. Army All-America Game and what he's looking forward to the most about the experience.
"It's really exciting," he noted about the honor. "I get to go down there for a full week. I get to meet the best players in the country in my class and compete against them all week. They really treat you well down there. My experience in the 8th grade was a lot of fun and I know a lot of guys I got to know at The Opening will be there. I'm excited for the opportunity."