Martin Enjoys His Official Visit

Notre Dame held its annual football banquet last weekend and one of the official visitors on hand was Nick Martin from Bishop Chatard High School (Indianapolis, Ind.)

Nick Martin made it to a couple of Notre Dame games this fall to see his brother Zach play for the Irish, but his visit this weekend was all about him. Martin committed to the Irish a couple of weeks ago, and this weekend he was in South Bend for his official visit.

"It went really well. I got up there on Friday. I met with admissions, and some professors, and talked to the coaches again. They all just gave me an idea of what to expect from school and stuff.

"I'm pretty familiar with the campus, so I know what I need to know about that. I did go into the Golden Dome for the first time, which was really cool."

At 6-foot-5, 265-pounds, Martin could play either guard or tackle on the offensive line. If he does play tackle, he isn't concerned about competing against his brother.

"I really don't know where they'll put me," Martin said. "The coaches haven't really said other than they're going to bring me in and figure it out from there.

"Competing with my brother isn't a factor, because he's a great player and competing with him is just going to make me a better player. I expect that he'll kind of take me under his wing and show me the ropes and help make me and better player.

"If that happens then we'll deal with that at practice," he said. "What's on the field is on the field and what happens off the field happens off the field. I don't think we're that worried about it."

Zach is already trying to prepare his younger brother for college football. It won't be long until they are suffering through summer workouts and Nick has already received a few words of advice.

"We have to report June 17," Nick said. "What Nick has said is that the conditioning is the most important thing. You have to do the running, because once you get there, being in shape will help you the most."


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