Right now college offers are taking a back seat to team and playoffs for 2014 Cherokee Trail defender Jacob Martin. The 6-3 220 pound defensive lineman combines the toughness of an interior lineman with the athleticism of an outside backer. Consistently playing defensive tackle and defensive end, Martin has 4.6 speed and a 39 inch vertical indicating the move to his more natural outside backer position in college should be a relatively easy transition.
Martin's intriguing combination of toughness and skill has allowed Martin to build an offer sheet with mid-majors programs and FCS schools. Martin reports his latest offer comes from Montana State to go with previous offers from Colorado State, San Jose State, Idaho and Montana.
Martin plans on taking visits after the season but right now his focus is a tough quarterfinal matchup against rival Cherry Creek. Earlier in the season Cherry Creek defeated Martin's squad in a tough 28-27 game. Martin feels the key for a victory is taking care of the ball on offense on stopping the run on defense. Martin will need to have a strong game against a Cherry Creek offense that features Nathan Starks, power back DJ Luke and big play runner Milo Hall.