Martin Getting Calls
Posted Sep 27, 2010

The Raiders of Jackson Academy are one of the top football programs in Mississippi's Independent school ranks. One of the senior leaders for JA this season is fullback Michael Martin. The 6-0, 228 pounder is working hard to lead his team to a championship and earn some college interest for himself in the process. A few schools not too far from home have been in touch in one way or another.

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"I have heard from Memphis and Delta State," said Martin. "I have been getting some letters from Mississippi State and Ole Miss, but no calls like the others. South Alabama has been sending me little bit too."

Michael is also a key contributor on the Raiders' baseball team. Between his time on the summer diamond and college football camps, he had a busy off season.

"I camped at South Alabama, Memphis and Ole Miss," said Martin. "I pulled my hamstring before I went to Ole Miss, so I didn't work out. I just went to their senior camp deal and saw everything."

In years past Michael rarely left the field at JA. Thanks to the maturation of some younger talent, Martin is able conserve his energy for offense only this season.

"I used to play fullback and on the D line," said Martin. "That was fine with me, but now that I am a senior I am playing fullback only. It's working out fine for me."

Having the time to simplify his pre-game preparations has allowed Michael the chance to really fine tune his game in hopes of advancing to the college level.

"Everybody is recruiting me as a fullback," said Martin. "I really want to go to a school that uses the fullback. I am not sure I really fit into the spread system or something like that.

"I just want to to find a good school where I can play and get a good education."

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