Martin eyes Washington

The Huskies are after several running backs this year and one they have had their eye on for a while is St. Mary's (Stockton, Ca.) RB Doug Martin. The younger Martin, and his father – also Doug – made the trip north at the end of June to attend Washington's individual camp and he spoke recently with about how things went on his visit and where recruiting stands right now.

"We had a great time up there in Seattle," Martin said recently. "My dad and I flew in late on Wednesday and then just spent the night walking around downtown and seeing stuff. Seattle is a great city. I really liked it a lot.

"Then on Thursday I went up to campus and saw the facilities and the buildings and, wow, that is a really big campus, but it was really beautiful and nice."

Martin took part in the individual camp taking place in Husky Stadium and said he felt he did pretty well, but he thought he could have done better.

"I ran a 4.53 forty there, which was pretty good, but I feel like I'm faster," Martin said. "I also had the longest broad jump (an impressive 9'4") at the camp.

"In the individual drills I had a couple nice catches and when we did the individual and agility drills coach (Trent) Miles said I did pretty well."

After the camp had finished, Martin and his father spent some time with both Miles and head coach Tyrone Willingham.

"We spent a lot of time talking to both of them," Martin said. "We talked with coach Miles for about 20 or 30 minutes and then coach Willingham talked with us for another 20 or 30 minutes.

"He talked about life and football and what he wants his players to accomplish and why he's there and stuff like that. It was really nice to hear his perspective on everything about his life and football."

Washington offensive coordinator Tim Lappano is the coach handling Martin's recruitment and he's been up front with what it will take for the young running back to get an offer.

"He's told me that they want to see my first couple games this fall before they decide if they want to offer me," Martin said. "That's cool. I expect to get over 2,500 yards and over 25 touchdowns this year. Those are the goals I've set for myself.

"I'm a leader on my team and I like the pressure of that. I want the ball in my hands and I think that I can do that and help lead us to where we want to go."

On the recruiting front, Martin has one offer, from Boise State, and he's getting heavy interest from California, Oregon, Utah and Fresno State, in addition to the Huskies.

"I don't really have a leader right now, but I really enjoyed my time at Washington in June and at Oregon and Cal when I camped at those schools earlier in the month," Martin noted. "I just want the opportunity to play some ball and show people what I can do."

Martin plans to take as many visits as he can this fall before he makes his choice where he wants to play college football.

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