As Odoms heads into his final year of prep football this fall, he is nowhere close to figuring out where he'll play next.
Martavious Odoms isn't sure who all has offered, but he knows that Notre Dame has, and the Irish will likely be in the picture with the 5-foot-9, 175-pound Odoms until the end. The end is a long ways away, with Odoms not planning to take any official visits until after his senior season, and that he has yet to build a strong relationship with any school.
Odoms, the first 8th grader since NFL standout receiver Anquan Boldin to play in Pahokee's spring game, has texted with Notre Dame assistant Bernie Parmalee a few times, and noticed that Parmalee and head coach Charlie Weis made a visit to Pahokee right before spring ball.
"It was straight," stated Odoms, who had 923 yards receiving and 14 touchdowns last season. As a sophomore Odoms and his 4.45 speed in the 40-yard dash has 1,150 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns. "Everybody knew the head coach of Notre Dame came He came, so it was kind of like they made me feel they really wanted me. The head coach doesn't come unless they really want you."
Odoms knew just a little about Notre Dame because he turned into a big Jeff Samardzija fan over the last two seasons. Since Notre Dame has offered, he has learned about Weis's success in the NFL, especially with smaller receivers.
"You know that's kind of like pulling me towards him because he has coached a lot of great receivers and they are doing alright in the league," Odoms said.
Odoms helped his Pahokee 7-on-7 team win the Adidas tournament earlier this month at Central Florida, including a victory over rival Glades Central in the semfinals. The team will travel to Los Angeles in mid-July for the next round.
That will be Odoms last trip for awhile. Expect a college decision in late January or early February.