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Published: January 26, 2009
Oregon has all but finished with their 2009 recruiting class at Line Backer and have now begun recruiting early for the 2010 class in hopes to get an early jump on other schools who are focusing on 2009 still. One of those early starts would go to Chris Martin out of Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, CA who earlier in the process was down to USC and Notre Dame but has instead opened things back up to all schools.
“Some schools have had commitments at my spot and other coaches have left some schools so I felt it was best to open things back up and be open minded about each school again,” said Martin.
Martin is a 6’4 235 pound bone crushing line backer with 4.6 speed in the forty yard dash. Martin helped guide his team to the playoffs as Bishop O’Dowd but was knocked out of the playoffs in the second round. Throughout the season Martin suffered a ankle injury that prevented him from having the best season possible. However, Martin still was able to land a spot in his All League team and also All-State team.
Martin currently holds offers from Cal, Colorado, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Oregon, Notre Dame, UNLV, LSU, Duke, North Carolina, Georgia, Nebraska, and Indiana with more possibly coming on the way.
“I think I am close to getting offers from Tennessee and maybe Michigan too,” says Martin.
With such an early impressive offer list its clear Martin will have his picking of a nice litter of schools, so what is Martin looking for in a college?
“I want to have early playing time, a good coaching staff that is honest and up front, and I want to play for a big time program. I also want good academics in the business and marketing fields and a school that has a good support system for student athletes,” said Martin.
Martin informed Ducks Attack he is interested in Oregon because of many different things.
“I’ve heard many great things about them as far as their facilities go. The defense is uprising and it’s going to become a national power, and also the unique culture that Autzen provides surrounding the football team,” informed Brown. Brown also went on to say he is unsure of the weather at Oregon but is willing to be open minded about the weather and is still very much interested in Oregon.
Nick Allotti is the primary recruiter for Martin and the staff will be hot on the trail for this talented prospect.
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