August 8, 2012
Martin high on Deacs and Terps
Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara cornerback Jordan Martin camped at Wake Forest and Maryland this summer, and hopes to return to Winston-Salem and College Park for official visits.
"I really like Wake Forest," Martin said. "Definitely if I get an offer that would be one of my top schools, because I have family down there. I really like the area. I like the school itself, and I like the coaching staff. They're waiting on my highlight tape to come out, because I got hurt last year."
"At Maryland we basically did the same things we do at any other camp, just meet up with the coaches, talk with the coaches for a little bit. They really like my footwork and my size."
At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds he has the frame to move from cornerback to safety at the college level.
Martin claims scholarship offers from Hawaii, Massachusetts, Ohio and Old Dominion, while Buffalo, Furman, Marshall, Massachusetts are showing interest along with the Demon Deacons and Terrapins. He hopes to make an official visit to Buffalo too. Martin said he has the most contact with Wake and Hawaii.
"No favorites right now," Martin said. "Everybody is pretty much equal right now. There are some schools that stand out more than others, like Maryland and Wake Forest, but I'm looking at everybody as equals right now."
Jonathan Himebauch is Martin's primary recruiter for Wake Forest.
"I've talked to him before," Martin said. "He's a real good man. We talk about the school itself and how they really want me to get up there for some more visits and how they want me to come to one of their games. I really like Coach Himebauch. He can relate to athletes. He knows a lot about the game."
"[Wake's secondary] Coach [Tim] Duffie is also a good Coach. I liked the way he was teaching us different techniques to help you against receivers, and there was a lot of stuff he talked about that benefited me as an athlete."
Martin wants a school with a successful football program, good coaching staff that is in an area he enjoys.
He hopes to choose a school sometime in the middle of the season.
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