Greg Martin Gets Gopher Walk-On Offer

Greg Martin, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound wide receiver from Maple Grove (MN) High, led the Northwestern Suburban Conference in receptions the past three seasons. He caught 51 passes for 1,026 yards and 13 touchdowns this past season and led the Crimson to an 8-3 mark, losing to eventual state runner-up Wayzata in the Class 5A section 6 finals 21-14. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Martin to find the latest on his recruitment.

Greg Martin was named first-team Star Tribune All-Metro, KARE-11 All-Metro Team, St Paul Pioneer Press All-State team, Minnesota Vikings All-State team and second-team Associated Press All-State team. Martin is also a standout point guard who is ranked among the top 20 seniors in the state of Minnesota in basketball and is still undecided about what sport he will play in college.

Martin said that he is hearing from Minnesota, North Dakota State, Winona State and Mankato, along with several other Division II schools in the area. He attended most of the Gopher games this season and participated in their football camp this summer.

Martin said that he is still undecided about whether he will play basketball or football in college. However, he admits that it is unlikely that he would play both sports in college.

"I need to focus on one and get up in the depth chart."

Martin said that Gopher assistant Gordy Shaw has offered him a chance to walk-on with the Gophers.

"I'm keeping my options open, offer-wise. A lot of my friends are going to Minnesota, so that is appealing."

Martin also had six interceptions as a defensive back and rushed for a touchdown. He had four games of more than 100 receiving yards. Martin paced Maple Grove to 6-4 record as a junior. He had five games with more than 100 yards receiving and two contests with more than 200 receiving yards last season.

Martin averaged 15.3 points and 5.4 assists per game last season as he led the Crimson to a 14-12 mark, losing to Elk River 79-75 in the second round of the Class AAAA Section 8 semifinals. They open the season at Wayzata Friday.

Martin said that he is hearing from most of the Division II and III schools in the area about basketball.

Martin is a 3.5 student who scored a 22 on his ACT. He plans to major in education or business marketing.

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