Cameron Martinez committed to Ohio State on July 4th, but decided days before the early signing period in December that he would not sign with the Buckeyes and wanted to keep his options open.
Following home visits by Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day and assistants Kerry Coombs and Matt Barnes, Martinez announced he is choosing to stick with Ohio State and that he plans to sign next week via Twitter.
Martinez said he ultimately stuck with Ohio State because that’s where he felt the most comfortable and that his heart was with them. When asked about the impact of Day and other Buckeye coaches visiting his home, Martinez said “it was huge, it showed how much they really wanted me still.”
The numbers this season that Martinez put up were jaw-dropping, as he ran for 2,149 yards on 265 carries (8.11 yards per carry) and 29 rushing touchdowns while also passing for 1,261 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Martinez also had a total of 28 Division I offers and won a number of awards this past season, including State Champs Mr. Football, MLive Football Player of the Year, Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year and our very own M7 Sports Gridiron Player of the Year.
It is unclear what position Martinez will play at Ohio State after spending his high school career at Muskegon Catholic Central and Muskegon playing mostly quarterback, but he will likely play either receiver or defensive back.
When asked about his feelings on finally ending the recruiting process, Martinez said it “feels good to put it to bed” and that he’s “glad it’s all over with so now I can enjoy everything a little bit more.”
He says he plans on signing next week either Wednesday, February 5th or Thursday, February 6th alongside teammate Billie Roberts.