Jarrell Martin late to recruiting game

Jarrell Martin (Baton Rouge, La./Madison Prep) is a top 20 player, actually he’s No. 12 in the ESPN 100. Most guys that high profile are big news generators. Martin isn’t like most guys.

The 6-foot-7 power forward, who happens to be one of the best rebounders in the country, hasn’t taken an official visit. Only Alabama, LSU and Oklahoma State have either been to his home to do a visit or have plans to visit. Bama, LSU, Oklahoma State, St. John’s, UCLA, Texas A&M and Louisville are on his list of offers. None of them have a campus visit date confirmed for Martin.

Martin can’t take an official visit until he takes a standardized test, be it the SAT or ACT, and that won’t happen until Oct. 27. He hasn’t seen any campuses, so it’s proper to refer to his recruitment as being in its infancy stages. Martin won’t decide until next spring.

Not a basketball junkie growing up and with only a season and change of high school hoops under his belt, Martin would tell you he has a lot to cram into the next few months. This young man is a standout prospect, we know that. We also know that come the springtime, he’ll be coveted and still relatively fresh to the process.