|TE Anthony Martinez
A fabulous combination of size, academics, soft hands, and overall athleticism means that Anthony Martinez is near the top of our list of tight end prospects nationally going into 2002.
"He's a kid who is going to be a D1 guy. Maryland is looking at him and many others," said HVCC Head Coach Bob Jojo.
Looking at his size some observers might think that Martinez is more of a blocker than a receiver. Not so says Jojo, who pointed out that his tight end was a wideout in high school. And he's got speed, too, having run a 4.66 in HVCC's recent testing.
"Anthony is a real big kid but he's more comfortable in a two point stance. He splits out real well," explained Jojo, who plans to throw to the tight end more than in the past.
An interesting fact about Martinez is that he spent three years as an Army Ranger after high school. He got out last August and enrolled at HVCC. According to Jojo, Martinez surpassed the coaching staff's expectations given the time away from football.
Perhaps the best thing about Martinez is that he works hard in the classroom (reported 3.8) and should graduate in December.
This is one tight end with tremendous upside and four-year scouts should love that and everything else about Martinez.
ILB Mike Miller
Coming out of high school in Akron, Ohio, Mike Miller was a highly regarded strong safety prospect in a region known for its football.
"Mike is a real solid player for us. He has grown a lot (since high school)," said Jojo. "He is very athletic. Physical. He might might grow into a defensive end-type kid eventually." Coaches in the conference must have seen some of these same qualities last season, because he made second-team All-Conference.
Four-year scouts like that Miller played defensive back, which helped him become better in pass coverage. They also like that he benches 225 in the range of 26-28 times and possesses a vertical of about 30 inches.
"He's was recruited by Big 10 schools in high school and he'd love to get back to that area," said Jojo.
Miller still has a redshirt year available and should get out in May 2003.
Hudson Valley Blue-Chippers
JC Football Top Stories
Dean Adds Another Offer, Talks Visits2017 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M TE Mik'Quan Deane (6-4, 240) received yet another offer recently and he updated JCFootball.com about which schools he's planning to visit and when...
JC Football1:27 AM
Vickers Leads Renegades Past CerritosDerrick Vickers rushed for 193 yards and 3 touchdowns, including what turned out to be the game-winning score, as Bakersfield held off visiting Cerritos for a 28-21 win Saturday in…
JC FootballSunday at 6:00 PM
JC Football Top 25 - 10/20/16East Mississippi is tops in Mississippi and once again sitting in the #1 spot nationally. But Riverside, Fullerton, and Arizona Western are close behind. Games of the week? Santa…
JC FootballFriday at 10:59 PM
Week 7 Top Performers - WRs/TEsHere's a look at some of the top JUCO wide receivers and tight end performances from week seven of the season...
JC FootballThursday at 8:59 AM
Week 7 Top Performers - Running BacksHere's a look at some of the top JUCO running back performances from week seven of the season...
JC FootballThursday at 8:37 AM