Martin Reflects on U-M Camp Performance

Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech 2016 offensive lineman Ostell Martin talks U-M camp performance and more.

Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech 2016 offensive lineman Ostell Martin came to Ann Arbor earlier this month to prove to Michigan coaches he is a prospect to keep an on. And after a strong one day camp, the 6-foot-6, 300-pound prospect says he came away satisfied with his performance.

"I feel like I did very good," Martin said. "Me and my teammates we did an excellent job. One thing I got to work on is letting people beat me in the inside. That is the only thing I have been working on as far as in practice. In my pass rush I have gotten a lot better. Just stay moving my feet and delivering that first punch."

Martin also got some positive feedback from U-M offensive line coach Darrell Funk during his camp stay.

"He said he liked my performance," Martin said of Funk. "He said I have pretty good feet. He said he like how use my speed. That was pretty much it."

What does the Cass standout like about the Wolverines?

"It's close to home," Martin said. "They run a similar offense [to Cass]. It's just like the atmosphere and family environment. So that's why I like Michigan so much. Plus I have been a fan since I was young." Currently, Martin doesn't have an offer. However, he says he is hearing from Ohio State, Michigan and Cincinnati, to name a few. He also notes that the Bearcats have been showing increased interest in his recruitment.

"I have been hearing a lot from Cincinnati lately," Martin said. "When we are Sound Mind, Sound Body, they were showing a lot of interest. That's all I know as of right now."

Martin says he is planning possible visits to Cincinnati and Ohio State this summer. He also says he is planning on attending Michigan's home opener against Appalachian State this season.

In the meantime, he says he is preparing to have a huge junior season for Cass Tech.

"I'm just going to stay focused," Martin said. "I just got to keep getting better. Keep working, keep learning, stay in the weight room. And when we get on the field, just show my talent."

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