Three-star Michigan athlete Cameron Martinez has committed to Ohio State, he announced via Twitter on Thursday.
Committed... Happy 4th pic.twitter.com/hUXPIdKghj— Cameron Martinez (@CM240) July 4, 2019
Ohio State extended an offer to Martinez on Feb. 15, and he chose the Buckeyes over Michigan, Northwestern and Notre Dame.
The Martinez File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 5-foot-11, 175 lbs.
- Pos: ATH
- School: Muskegon High, Muskegon, Mich.
- Composite Rating: ★★★
- Composite Rank: 22 (ATH)
Martinez made his first official visit to Northwestern on May 19, and Northwestern was a real contender for his commitment. Penn State, where he visited May 31, was also a possibility. The athlete made his way to Minnesota on June 14, and he rounded it out with an official visit to Ohio State on June 21.
The coaching staff, between Jeff Hafley and Brian Hartline, and the willingness to try him at either receiver or safety was a huge appeal for Martinez.
At Muskegon, Martinez was named the Michigan Player of the Year, and he dominates primarily from the quarterback position. He's been named All-State for three consecutive years and set season school records as a junior in 2018 with 254 carries, 2,527 rushing yards and 38 rushing touchdowns.
He mostly carries the ball and makes plays by improvising, but at The Opening Regionals, he flashed his ability at receiver and has already shown he can be a fit at safety as well.
|NAME||POSITION||OVERALL RANKING||POSITION RANKING||DATE OF COMMITTMENT|
|PARIS JOHNSON JR.||OT||No. 8||No. 1||JUNE 28, 2018|
|JACK MILLER||QB||No. 71||No. 2 (PRO-STYLE)||JULY 1, 2018|
|LUKE WYPLER||C||No. 61||No. 1||JULY 7, 2018|
|JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA||WR||No. 89||No. 18||NOVEMBER 4, 2018|
|GEE SCOTT JR.||WR||No. 66||No. 13||DECEMBER 25, 2018|
|JAKOB JAMES||OG||No. 793||No. 71 (OT)||JANUARY 21, 2019|
|TREY LEROUX||OT||No. 1,076||No. 92||MARCH 11, 2019|
|LEJOND CAVAZOS||CB||No. 251||No. 20 (S)||APRIL 12, 2019|
|JULIAN FLEMING||WR||No. 5||No. 1||MAY 31, 2019|
|JAKE SEIBERT||K||N/A||No. 2||JUNE 4, 2019|
|GRANT TOUTANT||OT||No. 385||No. 32||JUNE 9, 2019|
|TY HAMILTON||DE||No. 779||No. 39 (SDE)||JUNE 16, 2019|
|CLARK PHILLIPS||CB||No. 46||No. 4||JUNE 21, 2019|
|CODY SIMON||LB||No. 153||No. 10 (OLB)||JUNE 29, 2019|
|DARRION HENRY||DT||No. 121||No. 11||JUNE 29, 2019|
|JOE ROYER||TE||No. 496||No. 13||JULY 2, 2019|
|MITCHELL MELTON||LB||No. 657||No. 43 (OLB)||JULY 3, 2019|
|CAMERON MARTINEZ||ATH||No. 370||No. 21||JULY 4, 2019|
He is the No. 18 commitment of Ohio State's 2020 class, and while he will likely need a redshirt year to determine where he will play and to build his body into Big Ten shape, he can be a difference-maker if the Buckeye coaching staff finds a spot for him on the team.
Martinez can play either wide receiver or safety for the Buckeyes.