Jared Martin is a talented 6-foot-1, 290 pound, defensive tackle from
Western High in
"I pretty much knew where I was going the whole time, because I made up my mind when I was at Pitt," Martin said. "But I didn't want to make a bad decision early in the recruiting game even though they lost to Notre Dame when I was there, the fans were crazy. I had a huge smile on my face the whole time."
Martin informed us that by talking to his father he realized that he needed too make a decision.
"The only reason why I committed as early as I did was because my dad told me that he knew I wanted to go to Pitt and he said I shouldn't lead other colleges on. So he said to just tell them I'm going to commit."
Martin had another in-home visit from Panthers assistant coach (Charlie) Partridge on Monday.
"It was pretty good. Me and him just joked around most of the time. Then we started talking football and finally he showed me what I needed to sign on my LOI and then he was on his way."
Martin admits that he has been working the recruiting trail trying to
convince a very talented defensive end to join him in
"I've been working on the defensive end from Northeast (Audie Augustine).
I'm trying to get him to commit to
The multi talented Martin turned recruiting analyst on us and gave us a breakdown on Thaddeus Lewis.
"Last night (Sunday) was my first night watching Thaddeus play. He played in the Dade-Broward game. He played pretty well. He has a nice arm and even nicer feet."
We'll see if Martin's efforts have paid off as Augustine
will make his official visit to