2016 Strasburg quarterback Mitchell Martin has opted to play his college football at the University of Sioux Falls. The 6-3 195 signal caller had camped and gained initial interest from mid-majors such as UNLV and Colorado State but opted for Sioux Fall due to,” The coaching staff. They are great people and I feel like I belong there. People say that their dream school is Alabama or Oregon and I can honestly say that I'm going to my dream school. I am going to have a great time with my coaches and teammates there.” Cougar Head Coach Jed Stugart, who started his coaching career at Northern Colorado, currently has 10 Colorado athletes on his roster and Martin is another good edition from the Centennial State.
Regarding prep for the college game Martin says, “I need to get bigger, faster, and stronger and hit the weight room harder than I ever have. I need to keep working on my football IQ and keep training with my quarterback coach Tim Jenkins.” Looking at his strengths Martin says, “'l will be a new type of quarterback. Luke Papilion (from Cherry Creek) the one they have now, is a tremendous athlete and runs the ball very well. I think I will be able to bring in the dual threat type of QB by being able to throw in the pocket, but also being able to scramble and make plays with my feet.”
With his verbal made Martin is completely focused on his Strasburg squad and ready to prep for this upcoming stating about his team, “We are young but talented. I think we are going to surprise a lot of people and I'm excited about that.”
In Martin, Sioux Falls picks up a player with a DI arm that is athletic enough to keep Ds honest as a runner. Current starter Papilion is young, allowing Martin time to improve and learn the offense before he takes over the reins of the Cougar O.