Martinez Hopes to Cook Up a Syracuse Offer

Jumbo athlete Randy Martinez is one of the best prospects that the "Garden State" has to offer in the class of 2007. Martinez has a nice offer list and is receiving heavy interest from most of the schools on the East Coast.

Randy Martinez, a 6-foot-1, 240-pound middle linebacker from Teaneck, New Jersey reports offers from Rutgers, Temple, North Carolina, and Cincinnati.

Martinez, who is originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., would like to make a decision sometime this fall, but he also wants to wait see if schools like Boston College, Maryland, or Syracuse join the fray and offer him the opportunity to play at their universities.

"I would like to take one or two visits (official) and decide around week six or so," Martinez began. "I would like to wait and see if some of those other schools offer me a scholarship."

"They kind of all say the same thing. They want to wait and until the first or second week and see what is up with their offers then."

Out of all the programs that the Scout.com three-star prospect is considering he says that only one school offers his desired course of study.

"I would be real interested if Syracuse were to offer because they are the only school that is recruiting me that has my major," the New York native said. "I want to major in the culinary arts. I would like to be a chef."

Martinez has also been in steady contact with the Syracuse University coaching staff, a school that has been showing him some solid interest.

"I have been talking to them a lot," Martinez said of his relationship with the university. "I have talked with Coach (Greg) Robinson and I really like him. They are saying similar things as some of the other schools about wanting to see me early in my season."

Martinez may have been born a New Yorker, but his current home state school may have the edge in his recruitment at this point in time.

"I like Rutgers a whole lot," Martinez informed when asked to disclose a favorite from the schools that have extended him an offer. "They are closer to my home and I like what I saw of their campus."

"I have a bye week on week three and I would like to take one of my official visits then. I do not have a definite visit set yet, but I am pretty sure I will be going to Rutgers."

As a junior, Martinez racked up 80 tackles and six sacks, while on the way to earning All-League honors.


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