One coach told me early this season that Brock Martin was the best player on the field in a crushing win over a highly regarded Collinsville team that includes U.S. Army All-American linebacker Levi Draper, who had originally committed to Oklahoma State and then defected to Oklahoma. The coach said Martin was the most physical and athletic player.
We saw Martin for the first time Friday night in a hard-fought 28-21 Class 4A semifinal playoff win over Clinton and he did not disappoint.
Clinton, smartly often double-teamed Martin, but it wasn't able to keep him from making plenty of tackles. Clinton was outsized and because of that they went to more passing than normal and they stayed away from running much between the tackles. Martin just refuses to be blocked and he has the leverage and explosion you expect from his wrestling experience as a two-time state champion. By the way he confirmed that he would be wrestling again this season as a senior going for a third state title.
You will see on Martin's highlight tape from the Clinton game that we added the winning touchdown, in which Martin is in as a blocking tight end or H-back. Martin is just a really good all-around football player. He is also the best kind of commitment that has not budged from his pledge and stayed truly committed to Oklahoma State.