Brace yourselves, Spartan Nation…you’re about to feel old!
I’m about to introduce you to a 5’10”, 170-pound wide receiver recruit that was on campus for the first time this weekend, as an invited guest of the Spartan staff for the MSU/Wisconsin basketball game. He already has one scholarship offer from Central Michigan. And to top it all off…he’s still two years away from getting his learner’s permit to drive a car! Introducing, from the CLASS OF 2020, Cameron Martinez.
“It’s a great feeling…I love all of it,” Martinez, a freshman at Muskegon Catholic Central in Muskegon, MI, told Spartan Nation, of being able to appreciate getting attention from colleges at such a young age.
Despite not getting to talk to Mark Dantonio this time, Martinez said he had the opportunity to meet with a few coaches while attending practice at his visit – Terence Samuel (Wide Receivers), Mark Staten (Offensive Line), and Sheldon White (Football Program Consultant).
“I really like the spring practice that they had,” Cameron explained. “All the coaches were getting me excited, the players were really good; and then the game, the crowd, the atmosphere…it’s just a great environment to be a part of. It was really good. It was a packed stadium. It was shocking!”
As much as the experience was new and eye-opening for Martinez, it was not his first trip to East Lansing.
“When I was little, I would always go to a lot of basketball games and football games, so I’ve been here a few times,” he admitted.
And it doesn’t appear to be his last for this year alone, even though his recruiting might not really pick up for another year or so.
“I plan on attending the two day camp this summer, and then take it from there,” Martinez said.
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Don’t let his age fool you...Cameron Martinez is special. To have college football programs interested in you as a freshman in high school, let alone to have an offer already, you have to be. And the thought that this youngster will probably only get better with age makes the future look incredibly bright.