Martin Finds Home At West Virginia

Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) wide receiver Tavares Martin anticipated that this weekend’s trip to West Virginia would cement his plans to officially become a Mountaineer. With his commitment firmly in hand is his recruitment finished?

Earlier this year, Tavares Martin had a feeling about West Virginia.

While being heavily recruited by programs across the country a strong bond which had formed between the WVU program and the steady receiver separated the Mountaineers from the pack.

With an official visit being the lone factor standing between him and a formal commitment, Martin making the trek north this past weekend hoping to find his future home.

“I loved what I saw and I loved the town,” Martin explained, detailing the reasoning behind his commitment to the Mountaineers. “The people in West Virginia are very unique and outgoing. And Morgantown just felt like home away from home,” Martin continued. “And the mountains is what really had me amazed cause I never been in mountains before.”

Rated the nation's 168th best wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, Martin has developed quite the relationship with his lead recruiter, Mountaineer assistant JaJuan Seider.

“He just means a lot to me,” Martin said. “I feel like I can talk to him about anything at anytime. He’s someone who never gave up on me and always believed in me. I king of feel like that’s hard to find in people now.”

Before his trip this past weekend Martin left the door open on continuing to take official visits, most notably to Louisville. But, with his pledge to the Mountaineers locked in those plans have changed.

“I’m 100% WVU, man,” Martin said.

Martin chose the Mountaineers over double-digit offers from the likes of Alabama, Florida State, Nebraska, South Carolina and Georgia.


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