Cameron Martinez last week reaffirmed that he would be signing with Ohio State this week. On Monday, Ryan Day said he was confident all five defensive back recruits would sign with the Buckeyes in the early signing period.
That will no longer be happening. On Tuesday night, Martinez – a four-star athlete from Muskegon (Mich.) High School who is seen as a safety prospect for the Buckeyes – told Rivals' Josh Helmholdt that he will not sign during the early period.
"I'm gonna hold out until February," Martinez told Helmholdt.
Martinez's decision comes after Buckeyes co-defensive coordinator/secondary coach Jeff Hafley – Martinez's main recruiter – took the Boston College head coaching job. Hafley's replacement has not yet been announced.
Martinez won Michigan's Mr. Football award and the state's Gatorade Player of the Year award this season, and he is a two-time winner of the MLive Player of the Year award (2018, 2019).
Martinez has not decommitted from Ohio State. National Signing Day is Feb. 5.