Sunshine State WR Has Carolina On His Mind
Pahokee (FL) standout wide receiver Martavious Odoms, who racked up 965 yards receiving and 15 touchdowns as a junior last season, is considered one of the top offensive playmakers in the talent rich state of Florida this year. The 5'8", 175 pound Odoms recently made it down to Columbia to attend one of USC's camps, and he came away impressed with what the Gamecocks have to offer.
"I went to South Carolina's camp a couple weeks ago. It was a good experience. I got to talk with Steve Spurrier Jr., Coach (Gillespie), Steve Spurrier and mostly all of them. We rode around the campus a little bit while we were there too," said Odoms. "They told me pretty much straight forward that they throw the ball a lot. Coach Spurrier likes to throw the ball a lot, and I like that. They have a pretty good offense. I also like my recruiter, Coach G. He‘s cool, and he‘s real up front with you."
The Gamecocks firmed up an offer to Odoms during his time in Columbia, joining Notre Dame and Iowa as the only schools that have confirmed offers to him. Odoms is also receiving strong interest from major programs like Miami, Auburn, Tennessee and Georgia, but according to the standout receiver, he is taking things slow and is not ready to go on record with any favorites yet.
"No schools really stand out. Most all of them are the same right now."
Odoms, who runs a 4.4 second forty yard dash, stated that he could potentially see himself waiting until Signing Day to make a decision, but when it does come time to make his college choice, he knows what factors he will be looking for in a school.
"I want to be around positive people and a good coaching staff, like people that are going to help you and make you better. I know if I'm around positive people then everything will work out great."
When asked to describe what type of player he is on the football field, Odoms replied that he is a difference maker, but he always lets the game come to him.
"I like to do everything, and I play really hard. I go all out, but I'm always calm and relaxed on the field. I never get nervous, and I don't force things to happen. I'm also a good blocker because I'm really physical."
Odoms helped lead Pahokee to the Florida 2B State Championship last year, including a 25-11 title clinching victory over Dion Lecorn and Antonio Allen's Trinity Catholic team in the championship game. He holds a 2.5 GPA and is awaiting SAT results from earlier this month.
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