2017 QB Xavier Martin (Student Sports)

Breaking Down Texas Tech Early Enrolle Xavier Martin

Scout and RaiderPower.com break down Texas Tech quarterback signee and early enrollee Xavier Martin, the No. 6 QB in the state of Texas for 2017.

http://www.scout.com/player/198266-xavier-martin?s=73

Signing Day Spotlight

Xavier Martin, QB, Cibolo (Texas) Steele

Size: 6-0, 180

Recruiting: Martin committed all the way back in late July 2015 to Texas Tech and remained pledged to the Red Raiders all the way through the fall of 2016. He's now enrolled in Lubbock.

Rankings: Scout ranks Martin as the No. 6 quarterback in the Lone Star State and the No. 38 quarterback nationally in the 2017 class.

Stats

2016: Martin's senior season saw him lead Cibolo Steele to a 14-2 record and a state finalist finish in Texas Class 6A Division II. He accounted for 2,987 yards and 32 total touchdowns. Martin threw for 2,248 yards, 22 TD's, and only three INT's, while rushing for 739 yards and 10 scores on 6.2 yards per carry.

2015: As a junior, Martin took over the reins for San Antonio powerhouse Cibolo Steele, accounting for 2,808 total yards of offense and 29 touchdowns. He threw for 2,110 yards, 21 touchdowns, and three interceptions, while rushing for 698 yards and eight scores on 7.3 yards per carry.

2014: Martin made his varsity debut as a sophomore, accounting for 373 total yards of offense and six total touchdowns. Martin completed 6 of 14 passes for 60 yards and one touchdown. Martin ran 16 times for 117 yards and one touchdown, while catching nine passes for 196 yards and four touchdowns.

Senior highlights

State championship game clips

Evaluation notes

Xavier Martin is a dynamic athlete who is a true dual-threat quarterback. Martin is a devastating runner who can hurt opposing defenses with close-quarters agility and top-end long speed.

Martin possesses the quick-twitch start-and-stop ability of a slot receiver or all-purpose back, not to mention an excellent sense of balance that helps him elude tacklers even more. He also accelerates quickly and has great downfield speed with a verified 4.43 in the 40. All of that said, don't sell Martin short on his passing ability; he's a true dual-threat QB. He has good arm strength, but accuracy, especially on downfield throws, looks to be his best trait as a passer at this stage of his development.

While he's such a good playmaker on the run, he's also at home dropping back in the pocket to make his reads. Martin has all the tools to be a quarterback at the next level, which is why we project him at QB rather than athlete. He will become an even better passer as his foot placement and arm angle improve with more development and progression.

Martin is a P5-caliber prospect who could definitely play receiver or even in the secondary, but his best spot would be calling the shots at quarterback. — Gabe Brooks

Strengths
  • Accuracy
  • Instincts
  • Playmaking ability
  • Running ability/mobility
  • Speed

Areas to Improve
  • Footwork
  • Release consistency
  • Size


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