USF Interested in Speedster from Pahokee

With commitments from two 6'2 wide receivers, USF has turned their attention to a guy that can help them in the passing game and the return game. Find out more on Martavious Odoms. Only on USFNation.com!

Since the graduation of Ean Randolph after the '06 season, the Bulls have been unable to replace the electricity he brought to the return game. An immediate answer to this problem could be Martavious Odoms from Pahokee.

Last season the 5-foot-8, 178 pound WR/KR racked up 965 yards receiving and 15 touchdowns as a junior last season. This year he's already matched last season's 15 TD's in only 4 games.

"Last week we had a bye and I missed one week because I had a thigh bruise."

Although he hasn't returned a kick for a touchdown this season he has shown glimpses of game-breaking speed, returning 3 kicks over 65 yards.

"I don't know what's going on." Said Odom jokingly. "I can see the endzone, but just haven't made it in yet!"

Odoms has over 20 offers, he doesn't have a top 5 but said there are a few schools that stick out right now.

"The main offers I'm considering are Tennessee, LSU, Iowa, USF, West Virginia, Oregon, Notre Dame, UCF and Alabama." Sometime next week Odoms hopes to get the ACT test scores he's been waiting for, if it is high enough for him to be eligible, he will create a top 5 and try to set up visits with those schools.

"I got a 15 on my first try. I need to get a 17 or 18 to be where I need to be grade-wise."

Anyone who knows Pahokee, knows that they are usually undersized, but what they lack in size they make up in pure speed. That's exactly what Martavious is built on.

"A lot of guys underestimate me. They see me walk up to the line and I'm 5'8, but before they know it I'm running by them. I kinda like it, it makes me play harder."

By the end of the season Odoms hopes to get add to his touchdown total and is sure he will because he worked a lot on his route running this offseason and says he's a better wide receiver and not just a speed guy.

My Take:
With two WR commits from recruits that are 6'2, USF is now going after an impact player on special teams. Martavious Odom is perfect in that role and would also be used in the slot. He is the type of player that can change a game on a single play, the one thing the Bulls are lacking in this year.


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