Nick Martin, Bishop Chatard's (IN) 6'5" 260 pound two way lineman, took in Michigan a few weeks back when they held their elite camp. Although he did not participate, he still walked away with a scholarship offer.
"They had come in to my school twice a while back," Martin
"I got a call from coach and they told me I had an offer. They are a great
traditional football school
and always have great football, so I took a visit up there and really liked
While it was a short visit, Martin got to see some of the
amenities that the Wolverines had to offer.
"I got to meet the coaching staff and start to get to know
them a little bit more. I got to see
their wonderful, I mean outstanding, facilities. I didn't really get to meet
any of the
players, but the strength coach, he's just really good. I kind of got a feel
for Coach Frey and how
The Maize and Blue certainly did their part to impress
Martin on what they had to offer from a football perspective.
"I mean they were outstanding. They were great. They were just beautiful
facilities. You can't really choose facilities wise,
because everyone will have great facilities especially compared to high
school. The stadiums and just
everything, just picturing thousands of fans just watching you, and locker
rooms, and really just everything is nice."
The Wolverines also did their part off of the gridiron by
showing Martin the values of an education in Ann Arbor.
"I was really, really impressed by the academic staff that Michigan has. I got
to meet some of them and you could tell
they knew exactly what they were doing.
They were helping kids out and if a kid needs help they would find it. They
keep track of everyone and make sure
that no one was falling behind. So I was
really impressed by their academic staff."
That is certainly an ace up the sleeve for Michigan, as academics will play a
role in Martin's upcoming decision.
"I mean that is one of the top things I'm looking for
because, obviously, football is going to end.
You have to build to something after it.
Every team in the Big Ten does have great academics though."
certainly did enough to make an impression on the young man, and as a result,
they have set themselves firmly on Martin's current recruiting list, and look
to make the next cut.
"They are definitely still on my radar, or list, whatever you
want to call it. They're definitely on
it. I want to make my decision before my
senior season, so I'd say I'll be narrowing it down pretty soon. I was really
impressed with them. I do think they'll be on my list after I cut
some things down, but I do need to get back up there and meet some of the
players, who I'm sure I'll get along with."
Meeting the players on the current Wolverine team will
certainly help to solidify Michigan's
position, as Martin views at as one of his top priorities.
"Absolutely, I mean, can I get along with them and can they
get along with me? It's a two way
thing. You're going to be with those
guys for the next four or five years of your life, so you have to get along. I
would say that would be the main role. Is it a family or is it professional?
Is it something where people really know each
other on a personal basis? I want to get
a feel for something like that."
Martin, whose older brother Zach plays for Notre Dame, has offers from U-M, MSU, Iowa, Tennessee, BC, Cinci and Northwestern among others.
Nick Martin Talks Michigan Offer, Visit
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