Digest'Em: Martin 100 % with Baylor?

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2016 RB remains 100 percent committed to Baylor

No offer for Carmouche yet

Quick Note: Catching up with Pennamon

2016 RB remains 100 percent committed to Baylor

2016 four-star running back Kam Martin (Port Arthur, Texas) is 100 percent committed to Baylor. Unless the Longhorns pick up the pace, Texas won’t have a shot to land the four-star junior.

“Until Texas shows me that they’re going to offer me and be in contact with me, I’m 100 percent committed to Baylor,” Martin said. “I told them they’ve been playing around. Before I committed to Baylor, I was liking UT when I went on my visit. I thought I was going to get an offer from them but I never did. So I just had to open up my recruitment. I picked Baylor cause I knew they can get me where I need to be.”

Despite Martin’s commitment to Baylor, the Longhorns have started to talk with the 5-foot-10, 175 pound running back from Port Arthur.

“UT came by my school about two weeks ago when they were recruiting,” he said. “They’re just telling me to be patient and they’re gonna get me. They just told me if they do get me they would use me like Daje Johnson. They can use me in many ways. They told me I’m a Texas legend. They told me they’re going to get me.”

While Texas is trying to fight back for Martin’s commitment, he said he likes what Baylor and its coaching staff has to offer.

“[Baylor] offered me my ninth grade year,” Martin said. “They’ve always kept in touch with me and always showed me love. A school like Baylor they’re on the come up. They’re shocking a lot of people. With them running the Big 12 back-to-back years a lot of recruits are getting interested in Baylor because of their high-speed offense and the coaching staff.”

No offer for Carmouche yet

A month ago, 2016 three-star outside linebacker Jordan Carmouche (Manvel, Texas) said he thought an offer from the Longhorns would be coming his way.

Four weeks later and the 6-foot-1, 196 pound junior linebacker from Manvel has yet to hear from the Texas coaching staff about an offer.

“[The Longhorn coaches] came to [my] school about two weeks ago but that’s it,” Carmouche said.

Although Texas hasn’t been giving Carmouche too much attention lately, that hasn’t stopped other schools from talking to him. Carmouche said that Boise State, Colorado, Louisville, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Rutgers have all been in contact with him.

“[Those schools are] just sending me letters and stuff trying to get me to a game,” Carmouche said. “Boise State invited me to their junior day.”

Additionally, the Manvel native has heard from Boston College, Georgia, Mississippi State and TCU during the recruiting process.

While his recruitment is ongoing, his season came to a disappointing end. The Manvel Mavericks lost to Katy 45-17 in the UIL 6A Division II Region 3 Finals. Despite a tough loss in the playoffs, Carmouche said his season went well.

“It was good,” he said. “But we just have to get better. [I played] good [but there’s] always room for improvement but overall good.”

Quick Note: Catching up with Pennamon

Carmouche’s teammate, 2016 three-star running back D’Vaughn Pennamon (Manvel, Texas) is getting a lot of attention from different schools but are the Longhorns in the mix?

At this moment, Pennamon said he hasn’t heard from Texas lately.

However, the 5-foot-11, 191 pound running back has been contacted by Arkansas, Baylor, Maryland, Northwestern, TCU and Texas A&M. Pennamon added that Arkansas, Baylor and TCU stand out from the pack.

While the recruitment process continues for Pennamon, his season ended at the hands of Katy in the UIL 6A Division II Region 3 Finals. Although the loss was disappointing, he said his season was anything but.

“It was a great overall season,” he said. “[Next season I look forward to] getting more carries.”

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