Munn Excited about the Shrine Bowl

Martin Munn is flying under the recruiting radar, but is hoping to change that when he competes in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in December. Munn talks about the opportunity to play with the state's best, recruiting, and more.

Martin Munn (5'11/200) of Jordan Matthews High School in Siler City, N.C. received some great news a few weeks ago, when he was selected to represent North Carolina in the Shrine Bowl.

"When I got the call, the feeling was indescribable," said Munn. "I had tears of joy coming down my cheeks. From the beginning, I busted my butt at every combine and practice. It was good to see all that hard work pay off."

Munn is also working hard to get the attention of any school that he can. He is hearing from a few schools on a regular basis.

"I am hearing from a lot of Division 1-AA and Division II schools," said Munn. "The schools that I am getting the most mail from are Georgia Southern, Elon, and The Citadel. I am also getting stuff from UNC Pembroke and Coastal Carolina."

However, the Jets' star would like to generate some interest from bigger schools.

"I am interested in Tennessee, East Carolina, North Carolina, Duke, Alabama and Georgia," he said.

Several factors will be important to Munn when the time comes for him to make a decision on where to go to school.

"I want to go to a school that has high academic standards and major in accounting," Munn said. "On the football side, I want to go to somewhere that has a good weight room program and an enthusiastic coaching staff that pushes me to get better."

Munn is focused on the rest of senior season, but will likely take one visit.

"I am going to try to get down to Coastal Carolina very soon," he said.

As far as the Shrine Bowl, Munn knows that it is the opportunity of a lifetime.

"I am excited. My coach has been several times and told me there will be a lot of college coaches there. I am just going to have to go out and show them that I can help their team and hopefully some good things will come out of the experience," he said.

Munn is having a big senior season. He has helped the Jets to a 6-4 record and has over 100 tackles on the year. The senior plays a hybrid linebacker/safety for Jordan Matthews, but will likely play exclusively in secondary at the next level. A beast in the room, he bench presses 335 pounds, squats 445, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds.


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