All Work, No Trash
Tay Odoms
National Recruiting Editor
Posted Apr 27, 2007
Allen Wallace, National Recruiting Director TheInsiders.com and SuperPrep.com


"I like Notre Dame because coach Charlie Weis is a great coach and I really liked Jeff Samardzija," Martavious Odoms said. "He was a great receiver for them and they pass the ball a lot. The coaches really prepare their players well and the team has great history." Odoms attended the junior day at Central Florida and expects to camp at Miami, South Carolina, Clemson and Georgia this summer.

Martavious Odoms, or "Tay" as he likes to be called, is the speedy wide receiver from Pahokee (Fla.). Odoms, ranked No. 28 in the southeast by Scout.com, says he has scholarship offers from Notre Dame and Iowa, but denies have a favorite or even any top five.

"I was really surprised that Iowa and Notre Dame were interested in me," said the 5-foot-8, 171-pounder. "When I got the letter from them I was pretty shocked.

"I like Notre Dame because coach Charlie Weis is a great coach and I really liked Jeff Samardzija. He was a great receiver for them and they pass the ball a lot. The coaches really prepare their players well and the team has great history."

Odoms already attended the junior day at Central Florida and says he plans to attend camps at Miami, South Carolina, Clemson and Georgia this summer. "I'll go anywhere," he said. "There's no specific school that I'm looking at. I plan to take all my time and probably won't decide until Signing Day.

Miami is only 45 minutes from his house, but Odoms denies that gives the 'Canes any advantage.

"I just want to play for a good program that is one big family," he said. "I want to be around positive people because attitude is important."

"The South Carolina coaches were at my school a few days ago and they really like me," he said. "Hopefully they will have an offer for me."

Odoms finished his junior season with 965 yards and 15 touchdowns. He can bench press 185 pounds 15 times and runs a 10.6 100m.

"I like to do everything and I play really hard," Odoms said. "I go all out, but I'm always calm and relaxed on the field. I never get nervous and I don't force things to happen. I'm also a good blocker because I'm really physical.

"I try to stay humble," he said. "I'm not a big trash talker or anything. I still want to work on my overall speed and route-running."

He reports a 2.5 core GPA and is taking the SAT in June.



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