I've always been a big fan of football recruiting prospects that also compete in wrestling. I believe wrestling as a sport does so much for an athlete from stamina to quickness to leverage.
It is really good for players on the defensive side of the ball. Brock Martin at Oologah is a two-time Class 4A state wresting champion who also happens to be one of the better defensive linemen in the state. Oklahoma State jumped in and offered the 6-4, 220-pound Martin a scholarship on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer was in Oologah watching Martin workout with his teammates.
"Blessed to receive a scholarship from Oklahoma State this morning," Martin wrote on his Twitter account@btmartin09.
Martin has also proven he is a fast healer as he overcame an ACL knee tear and corrective surgery to get back on the field during his junior season and helped Ooloagh into a really successful season.
Martin had 96 tackles with 17 sacks last season, in his shortened campaign. As a sophomore in 2014, he had 189 tackles, 17 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, three fumbles caused, four fumbles recovered, and two safeties. He is a strong player that can push his way into the backfield.
You can see in his pass rush and in his tackling that he has a great understanding of leverage. He also shows good intelligence as many times opposing offenses run away from him, but he does a nice job of recognition and gets to the ball quickly. He is equally as good onside defending a play as he is working from the off side.
Martin also has scholarship offers from Texas Tech, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Memphis, Tulsa, Utah State, and Wyoming.