Top 200 Seniors: #17 Keshawn Martin

Speed, speed and more speed, Keshawn Martin was one of the most electrifying players in Michigan, yet many seemed to take it as a surprise when he commited to Michigan State. A quarterback for Westland John Glenn, Martin could play a number of positions at the next level. No matter where he lines up, the Spartans are happy to have the 17th best senior in our top 200 countdown

After not seeing too much playing time as a junior, Keshawn Martin blew up. Opposing coaches lemented after playing him and towards the end of the season, colleges began realizing what opponents already knew. Martin received interest from Michigan and Illinois among others, but it was the Michigan State Spartans who put out the offer and landed their man.

A quarterback at John Glenn, Martin excelled at making plays outside the pocket. He has 4.38 speed and good size (6'1, 205), so he could play several positions at the next level: wide receiver, running back, cornerback or safety. He also has the elusiveness in the open field to project as a return man no matter where ends up playing.

He will have to take time to learn his new position and he is pretty inexperienced, but his ceiling is ultra high. He may take a year to redshirt and adjust to a new spot, but it is also possible his raw talent will get him on the field on special teams early on. The speed, the explosivness, the ability to go the distance at any point in time, all make up Keshawn Martin, our 17th ranked senior for 2008.

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