Martin Set to Announce

Harrisburg (Pa.) running back Robert Martin is set for his college decision after announcing his final three this morning on Twitter. Martin recently returned from a West Virginia visit and named Rutgers and Pittsburgh as his other two finalists.

Harrisburg (Pa.) running back Robert Martin has an interest in playing near home at a school that uses its running backs. Pittsburgh, Rutgers and West Virginia emerged as leaders early in the process and are now his final three schools for a decision coming Friday evening.

Martin recently returned from a West Virginia visit and saw both Pittsburgh and Rutgers multiple times during earlier stages in his recruitment.

A low-key personality, Martin plans to announce his decision privately after workouts tonight, said his coach Cal Everett.

"He's just going to make a phone call and let everyone know," Everett said. "He's not going to have a conference or anything. He doesn't want to do that."

Everett describes Martin as the kind of running back that "loves football" and can fit in any of the three major conference between which he is deciding.

Rutgers: "They run the pro-style offense. It's a little closer to home. He went up there to visit. He liked it. The offensive coordinator there (Ron Prince) has a lot of experience with the pro-style offense there being at Jacksonville and Indianapolis and he was also the head coach at Kansas State and the offensive coordinator at University of Virginia."

Pittsburgh: "Pitt, obviously, would be a great opportunity for him. The running back situation there is slim, so that and the whole tradition at Pitt. We went up there. It's a great campus, a great atmosphere. The coaches there were great. The biggest thing with them is they run the ball a lot and they're very slim at the running back spot, so that's very interesting for him."

West Virginia: "West Virginia, they just rack up yard after yard after yard. Once again, their tradition and history of football is great. West Virginia has that, so they're also intriguing as well."

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