Gators, Horns making early waves
If he remains in California, that is.
There has been plenty of speculation that Martin, a 6-foot-4, 224-pound linebacker from Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland, Calif.), could end up transferring to The Hun School in Princeton, N.J., for his senior year. Martin said Monday he's done all the paperwork to enroll at the school and he believes he would get accepted. But he's still waiting for approval from his mom.
"New Jersey is a weird situation because it hasn't been set in stone, pending my mother," Martin said. "But as far as anything goes, I'm staying at O'Dowd until further notice."
Martin, who also received offers from schools such as LSU and USC before he committed, said there is a chance he could end up at Hun, where he could go through the school's early enrollment program and end up at Notre Dame for the spring 2010 semester.
Martin said one of the main reasons he is considering transferring from O'Dowd is that the school doesn't have an early enrollment program.
"There is a chance that I might not be going, but that is up to my mother," Martin said.
There is also talk that the Irish might move Martin to defensive end.
The Gators landed commitments from offensive lineman
Two years ago, Florida received its first commitment in mid-April and the Gators didn't receive their sixth commitment until late September. Last year, Florida could only claim one commitment in March and didn't get its sixth until early August.
"One reason you can get early commitments is because you've built a great relationship with the player and the coach," Florida wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator
Another week, another seven commitments for Texas.
The Longhorns continue their unprecedented recruiting roll and are up to 19 commitments after adding seven players since late last week.
"It felt like a family when I committed," Apo said. "The atmosphere there is really something I want to be a part of. Everybody was having fun and getting along together. It was really like a family over there; that's what drew my attention to them."
Espinosa echoed Apo's thoughts.
"It's an opportunity of a lifetime," he said. "The coaching staff is great, and after seeing them up close, I just feel like everything is great. I'm not thinking about any other schools. This is my new family."
• It is almost becoming a daily occurrence that safety
• Minnesota landed its second commitment, from cornerback