This weekend Martavious Odoms, 5-8 speedster from Pahokee, led his team to a State Championship in Orlando. He racked up 5 catches for 111 yards, in a blow-out win over Newberry, 53-14. Odoms says winning a state championship has taught him how to be a leader.
"All season I've been working on setting a positive example for the younger guys." Adding, "Hopefully we can leave them with a solid foundation for the future."
When he's not practicing, Odoms has been fielding phone calls from college coaches.
"There are a bunch of schools that call me whenever they are allowed. WVU, USF, Tennessee, Iowa and UM all call me once a week."
Odoms who just returned from a trip up to Auburn says he's ready to start scheduling the rest of his visits (he has 4 remaining).
"It's gonna probably be WVU, Tennessee, Iowa and then the 4th is up in the air. I've been to USF several times, but I still might go because I think I need to see more."
"I want to go back to USF and meet the coaches and the players again to see if I feel comfortable there. All the schools I'm looking at have great academics, I know I'll get a good education wherever I go, but what's important to me is the atmosphere."
USFNation will check back with Martavious once his visits are set.
Although he didn't get in the endzone in the state championship game, Martavious had several drive-extending catches including a 38 yarder down the sidelines early in the game. He's just the type of receiver the Bulls need to compliment their spread offense.
That being said, I would still consider USF a long-shot at this point for Odoms. They came in relatively late and have a lot of ground to make up. If he sets a visit then I would change my stance. Also, I found it a little surprising he didn't mention taking a visit to UM. I think that he winds up taking a trip to Tampa and possibly replaces the Iowa visit with an official visit to Miami. He said he'll start planning visits in the next couple days.
Will Martavious Odoms visit USF?
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