The top ranked defensive end out of California, and 215th best player in the nation according to Scout, has already picked up offers from UCLA, Michigan, Wyoming, Nevada, Texas A&M, San Diego State, Arizona, Colorado, Washington State and Utah.
Could the Beavers be next to throw their hat in the ring? If the amount of communication between a program and player is any indication, they could be close.
“I’m mostly talking to Coach Guinta and Coach Yray up at Oregon State. I hear from them just about everyday. They want me to make my way up there to visit soon and I’ve been getting some edits from them, but I haven’t been offered by them yet,” Martin told BeaverBlitz.
OSU, like most of the other programs recruiting Martin, envisions him as an edge rusher that could play with a hand on the ground or standing up. Martin recognizes that and plans on spending his spring focused on adding weight but maintaining his agility.
“Right now, I’m just trying to gain some weight, like ten more pounds before next season. I used to play baseball in the spring but I decided not to this year. I’ll play some hoops for conditioning and also am playing 7on7 with Rare Breed.”
As the spring moves forward for Jeremiah, he has a couple unofficial visits lined up in the coming weeks. Trips to UCLA and Alabama are on the horizon, with an offer for the Crimson Tide possibly in the works according to conversations Jeremiah had with their defensive line coach, Tosh Lupoi. In addition to 'Bama and Oregon State, Boise State, Florida, Miami, Tennessee and Southern Cal have all been in communications as well.
Despite the increased interest and potential offers that could be on his horizon, Martin doesn’t appear to be close to making a commitment. He has an idea of how he’d like to see his recruitment playing out.
“I plan on taking some official visits this fall either with my grandma, brother or my coach. Then after that I’ll probably make a decision towards the middle of my senior season. If Oregon State were to offer, I would definitely like to take an official visit up there.
BeaverBlitz will follow-up with Jeremiah Martin again later this spring for an update on his recruitment.