PA defensive back hopes to see some action

New Holland, PA - One thing becomes very apparent when you watch tape of Garden Spot High School. It is very tough to evaluate DB Adam Martin 5-10, 170 4.55. Most teams shy away from his side of the ball, leaving Adam to provide mostly run support.<br><br> "I only had one interception, nobody threw at me."

Head Coach Eric Spencer returns a number of players from last season's team and expectations will be high. Martin first came on to the scene at Penn State camp where he displayed his cover skills. He will attend camps this summer at Maryland, Michigan, and North Carolina. He may also attend the Nike Combine at Penn State on May 15th as well.

Four division one teams have been courting Martin the hardest thus far, including Maryland, Penn State, Virginia Tech and Michigan. As for early favorites, his list consists of Maryland, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and James Madison.

Insiders interview with Garden Spot DB Adam Martin

What college or NFL players do you watch, and try and learn from?

"I watch a lot of tape on Deion Sanders and Champ Bailey."

What do you plan on majoring in at college?

"I am thinking either Business or Math."

Will distance be a factor in your decision?

"I don't want to go more than 5-6 hours from home."

How would you describe your style of play?

"I take chances and I am aggressive. I like to play man coverage or bump and run."

What other sports do you participate in?

"I run indoor track and outdoor track. I compete in the sprints."

What do you do besides football and track?

"I use my play station or play some basketball."

Adam has a 31" vertical, a maximum bench of 240 lbs. In the classroom he maintains a 3.2 GPA. As a sophomore Adam was named to the 1st Team Section Two, and as a junior he was named 2nd Team Section Two All-Star teams.

Scout: When I viewed tape on Adam Martin, the first thing that caught my eye was the fact that no one would throw at him. He has very good hips and feet, reacts well to the ball. Very athletic, can hurt you on offense or on returns as well as on defense. Martin has that extra gear to pull away from would-be pursuers. Very good open field tackler, he covers opposing receivers like he's attached to them.


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