Martin Hoping Spring Nets Offers

Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw offensive lineman Marcus Martin is hopeful that the spring will bring him offers, and he's doing his part to get on college coaches' recruiting boards..

Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw offensive lineman Marcus Martin (6-4, 349) turned in a stellar performance at this past weekend's NFTC in Los Angeles.

Now Martin is hoping to turn his performance at the camp, and his junior year, into some offers.

Recruiting has been good for Martin so far, but he acknowledged that it would be even better with an offer in.

"It's going good right now, though I don't have any offers yet, but I've talked with like every major college program," said Martin. "I've talked with schools like Florida, Michigan, Washington, USC and UCLA. Really, in and out of the Pac-10."

And those five are the ones who lead for Martin.

"USC, Florida, Michigan, Washington and UCLA are my main schools but I can't call any favorites. I like SC because they're intense, I like Florida because they've got a good program, I like Washington because they're intense too, I like Michigan because it's nice and cold up there and I like UCLA because they're on their way back," said Martin.

Martin said that schools have told him what they want to see.

"They always say they want to see my film so we're working on that, and that they have not watched me work out so they'll do that this spring," said Martin. "I've got a lot of colleges coming out to see me in May."

Martin knows that Crenshaw will be a busy spot during May, with several schools coming by to check in on his teammate, DeAnthony Thomas.

"With DeAnthony, we compete but we always look out for each other," said Martin. "He's telling me, "I've got colleges coming by so do your thing'. He looks out for me, I look out for him on the field."

Martin plays guard for Crenshaw, and that's where he envisions playing at the next level.

"I play right guard and guard is what I want to play in college," said Martin.

An all-Coliseum League pick a year ago, Martin helped the Cougars' to the CIF City Section title and a runner-up finish in the CIF State Open Division finals.

Academically, he has a 3.2 GPA and will take the SAT in May.


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