St. Joe's OL Martin Honored By Rutgers Offer

Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph Regional 2017 lineman Rob Martin picked up a Rutgers offer Thursday after the staff attended his workout during spring evaluation. Martin spoke with Scout about the in-state opportunity and his past experience with the Scarlet Knights.

Rutgers liked what it saw from Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph Regional 2017 lineman Rob Martin during a Thursday visit, and the result was a verbal scholarship offer.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive lineman impressed the Scarlet Knights with his athleticism during the spring evaluation period. Martin learned about his offer during a phone call with St. Joe’s head coach Augie Hoffman.

“It’s extremely exciting,” Martin said. “I’ve been there a couple of times, and I absolutely loved the campus. I loved all of the coaches, and I felt like it was home.”

Martin, who also holds an offer from Boston College, continues to prove himself during spring evaluation workouts.

“A lot of times when people go to see a big, tall guy, they’re not that athletic,” Martin said. “With me, I’m very quick with footwork, and I have very good speed and nastiness too.”

An hour’s drive from the Rutgers campus, Martin is a multi-time visitor and is expected to be back by the end of the summer for another trip.

“I love the football environment,” Martin said. “I love how it’s kind of away from the school, and you have to drive to get to the stadium. I like the Hale Center. I like how it’s nice and clean and sharp.”

Martin plays tackle for St. Joseph’s, where he credits 2015 four-star Tommy Hatton for developmental help as a teammate.

“He is maybe the best football player I’ve ever worked with,” Martin said. “No matter what you do, he always has something he can help you fix. No matter what you mess up on, he will be there to help you with it.”

Martin is the newest offer out of St. Joseph’s Regional, where the Scarlet Knights hope to add his name to players like Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty and Kevin Wilkins.

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