BC Ath Martin getting a lot of attention

Bergen Catholic High School has produced numerous divison 1A athletes over the last 20 years. Among the division 1A players on this year's roster is Bryce Martin, a 6'2" and 220lb physican specimen.

When you get a group of sports fans together and they start talking about some of the best football programs in New Jersey over the past 20 years its hard not to mention Bergen Catholic high school, a team rich in history and tradition. Bergen Catholic has fielded some of the top teams in the country over that span and has sent a ton of D-1 athletes on to college programs in the process. One athlete who has every intention on keeping that tradition alive is Bryce Martin (No relation to former Bergen Catholic and Rutgers alumni Aaron and Ben Martin sons of former NFL defensive tackle George Martin).

Last year, Martin was a part time starter at the quarterback position. He accounted for around 300 yards and 6 touchdowns through the air, he also rushed for 250 yards and another 3 touchdowns on the ground. On defense, he accumulated 36 tackles, 8 for loss to go along with 4 sacks.

Martin is being recruited by colleges as an athlete right now. He feels most comfortable at the tight end position where he used his 6' 4" 220 pound frame to amass 56 receptions for 360 yards and 4 touch downs in 2007. He had another 2 called back because of penalties.

Martin is pretty well put together and has an understanding that weight training is a big factor in his growth program. Martin put that weight training on display when he benched 330 pounds, squatted 585 pounds, and power cleaned 270 pounds for a small group of coaches at his high school.

Martin had a very disappointing forty time of 4.71 at Rutgers camp in June and is looking forward to the Nike camp in July to show college recruiters that he is in the 4.5 range.

At Bergen Catholic high school, Martin is known as the Dwight Freeny of high school football because of the way he comes off the corner from his defensive end position - this is attention he doesn't mind. But he would like to follow in the footsteps of his childhood favorite player Vernon Davis.

Martin's talents were not only shown on the gridiron as he also showed some pop in baseball he where played second string right fielder and DH for a very good Catholic baseball team.

Martin carries a GPA of 3.4 and is looking for a college that has a great business and marketing department, because that's what he plans on majoring in.

As far as his recruitment, he has seen D1AA interest from schools such as Hofstra, New Hampshire and Tennessee Tech. He hopes to have a breakout year in 2008 in order to attract D1A teams and has no plans on a early commitment until that happens. Rutgers and Maryland are the only offers that he would commit to early. Of these schools, Maryland would be hard to beat because his idol Vernon Davis attended the school


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