Three-star Athlete Cameron Martinez Commits to Ohio State

By Taylor Lehman on July 4, 2019 at 9:57 am
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Three-star Michigan athlete Cameron Martinez has committed to Ohio State, he announced via Twitter on Thursday.

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. 

OHIO STATE 2020 COMMITS
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.

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