The Latest On Cali Linebacker Lee Martin

Lee Martin is a very athletic and speedy linebacker who is hearing from four Pac-10 schools, including Oregon State, who has been hearing from the Beavers a lot lately.

At 6-1, 205 pounds, Martin is a tremendous athlete with a very good combination of speed and strength. He could be the most athletic linebacker in the state and tested very well at the Nike Camp running a 4.58 time in the 40, 4.25 in the shuttle, jumped 28 inches in the vertical and did 32 reps on the bench.

The Seraphs did their strength testing two weeks ago and Martin maxed out on the bench at a very impressive 415 pounds. Although not the biggest linebacker around, Martin plays on the inside for St. Bonny, the same position he's being recruited at.

"I like inside linebacker," Martin said. "My speed allows me to make plays from sideline to sideline and I have the ability to get into the backfield quickly. I think I have more potential playing inside than outside right now."

Martin is hearing from schools all over the West and has been offered scholarships by Arizona, Cal, Idaho and Boise State.

"I've been hearing a lot recently from Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA and Washington," Martin said. "I went to a UCLA practice last Sunday and I liked it there a lot. They've been recruiting me pretty hard as of late and told me they could be offering me depending on how I play in the Hart game in week two of the season this year.

"I'm still pretty open right now and would like to take my trips before making a decision. I think my five visits right now would be to Oregon, Washington, Nebraska, Colorado and Washington State. That's not necessarily my top five, I'm not going to take an official visit to a school I've already been to.

"My top schools right now are probably Oregon, Washington, Arizona and UCLA. I took an unofficial visit to Arizona not too long ago and I had a good time. I got to meet all the coaches and eat with some of the players. They have great facilities and I think they're going to be doing some good things there in the future."

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