Martin Racking Them Up

Feb. 18 -- The Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei offensive lineman, Frank Martin, is nearing 20 offers...

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei offensive tackle Frank Martin (6-6, 280), is up to 19 offers, with Kansas and Oklahoma the latest to offer.

The Jayhawks and Sooners joined Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boston College, California, Duke, LSU, Miami, Missouri, Oregon State, Syracuse, Texas A&M, UCLA, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington and Washington State in offering the four-star.

“I’m enjoying it right now and having fun with it,” said Martin. “I’m feeling blessed.”

A few other schools have been talking with Martin and he feels he’s close on offers from them too.

USC, Oregon and BYU have all been talking with me a lot,” said Martin. “And I’m trying to get film to Nebraska to see if an offer is coming from them.”

Cal and UCLA have been on Martin the most of late from the Pac-12 offers and Miami and Oklahoma are consistently communicating with him.

“Cal is showing me a lot of love right now and UCLA with Coach (Kennedy) Polamalu is too,” said Martin. “Miami and Oklahoma are messaging me every day too.”

Polamalu is a Mater Dei alum and made a couple of stops by Mater Dei during January.

“Coach Polamalu brought Coach (Jim) Mora with him and they said what’s up and are staying in touch with me,” said Martin. “I’m going to try and get up there in the next couple weeks to talk with them and Coach (Adrian) Klemm.”

USC hasn’t offered yet, but Martin is talking with the Trojan coaches regularly.

“I’m starting to get in with Coach (Bob) Connelly more at USC,” said Martin. “I went to their Junior Day and it was really fun and a lot of people that I knew were there. Coach Connelly hadn’t been hired yet, but I’m going to talk with him more now.”

Martin said he’s hoping to get up to Oregon.

“I’ve been talking a lot with Coach (Steve) Greatwood and I’m hoping to get to visit them this spring,” said Martin.

Martin said that he’s hoping to start whittling his list down a bit in the spring.

“I want to get it down to a top 10 in the next 2-3 months and then have a top five by fall,” said Martin. “Then I’ll take my official visits to my top five.”

On the camp slate is a return to The Opening Regional Camp next month.

Martin said most schools like him as a tackle, and he’s open to play inside if need be.

Academically, he has a 3.2 GPA and will take both the SAT and the ACT this spring.

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