With over a dozen offers to choose from the recruiting process could easily become hectic. The process of narrowing down a list of suitors takes time and concentration in selecting the right school.
Tavares Martin (6-2, 165 lbs.) is proud to have advanced past that stage and is focused on four programs currently leading for his services.
“Everything is going good with my recruitment,” Martin said. “I’ve been talking to Kentucky, Louisville, Cal and West Virginia. Those are the schools I’m focused on. Everything is going good though. We’re just talking about little stuff like getting ready for the next level.”
With those four programs standing out above the rest, one school has set its sights on making him a priority.
“West Virginia has the most contact with me, we almost talk everyday,” Martin said. “I talk with the head coach, [Dana Holgorsen], my position coach [Lonnie Galloway] and the running backs coach [JaJuan Seider] the most. They’re just really great.”
The West Virginia staff has made its message clear to Martin — offering an opportunity to make a name for himself much like Mountaineer wide receivers that have come before him.
“Well, first they tell me how much they like me and want me to come play for them,” Martin explained. “They say I can be another explosive athlete much like Tavon Austin. They say I can make plays like him. I mean, they throw the ball a lot and that’s what I’m really looking for.”
At the moment, though, Martin is steering his attention to making the right decision.
“I’m looking to shore things up once I get finished doing my research,” Martin said. “Right now I’m looking at who’s coming in and what kind of guys a school has leaving.”
Scout.com currently rates Martin a three-star prospect and the 165th best wide receiver in the country.