RB Martin Ready for Rutgers Visit

Harrisburg (Pa.) prospect Robert Martin is one of the top running backs in the state and has a visit set to Rutgers during the first week of spring practice. Martin holds four FBS offers going into his spring break and discussed where Rutgers stands in his recruitment.

Harrsiburg (Pa.) running back Robert Martin is taking his spring slowly with a focus on academics but plans to have a busy spring break while away from school.

Martin is considering a visit to Temple this weekend and will visit both Rutgers and West Virginia during his spring break the following week. He has offers from all three, along with UMass.

At Rutgers, Martin will be one of many high-profile visitors on campus for the first week of spring practice.

"I'm going hoping that I can make a connection with the school," Martin said. "I want to get a feel for the academic part. I want to get to know the coaches and some of the players."

Associate head coach Norries Wilson is Martin's recruiter at Rutgers. Wilson is also the running backs coach on a team that saw Jawan Jamison exceed 1,000 yards last year and declare early for the NFL draft.

"I like how they use their running backs. I was watching their running back's highlight tape and I saw how they like to pound the ball and run it between the tackles. That's what I like. I just like the little things like that."

Rutgers was one of the first schools to offer Martin, who holds four total offers.

"I think it's a good school," Martin said. "I like how their program is building. I was watching a couple of their games last year and they had some exciting victories. They have an exciting program."

Martin will also visit West Virginia during his spring break. He said other schools are in contact with him, but are waiting until his SAT scores come in next week.

"Academics are very important to me and everyone helping me," Martin said. "I'm just trying to knock out the last few marking periods and show how serious it is to me. I just took my SAT and feel good about how I did but haven't gotten my grade back yet."

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