Michigan's Newest Commitment
Verbal #2 For Wolverines
Verbal #2 For Wolverines

Posted May 30, 2003

Alabama running back Max Martin is going to live a childhood dream and play his college football for the Michigan Wolverines. Want to know what kind of football player and person Max Martin is? We asked his head coach.

The University of Michigan received verbal commitment #2 from Madison (Ala.) Bob Jones running back Max Martin. Want to know just what kind of prospect the Wolverines are getting? We asked Bob Jones head coach Mike Bates to give us the skinny.

“Max is the type of running back that runs just as fast with pads on as he does in his shorts,” said Bates.

“You know how some kids will run a 4.4 in shorts and then in pads they’ll lose speed? Max is just as fast or even faster with pads on.

“I’d say that Max runs the 40-yard dash in the high 4.5 range or 4.6, those are legit times.”

“Max is a very good cutback runner and he’s physical. He missed two games last year with an ankle injury and still had 1,200 yards rushing for us.

“Max is a yes sir, no sir, hard working young man that is just one of the best leaders I’ve ever had in 25 years of coaching.”

Besides Michigan, who else was in the running for Martin’s services?

“He (Martin) had 23 scholarship offers,” said Bates. “Every SEC school except for Florida offered.

“When Michigan offered, it was pretty much over. You know that Max grew up in your neck of the woods up there in Chicago. Max grew up a Michigan fan.”

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