Varsity Preps

Calif. ATH Tymerick Martin ready to burst onto recruiting scene

As soon as Tymerick Martin walks in the door, everyone takes notice and he passes the proverbial “eye-ball test.”

He measured at 6’1 ½ in his bare feet, so he’s a legitimate 6’2 in shoes, plus he only recently turned 16 and could very easily end up around 6’3 or 6’4 by time it’s all said and done.

He won’t graduate until 2015 and his potential is only beginning to be tapped. He’s only starting to lift weights, but he bulked up from 190 to 234 in the offseason. Plus he hasn’t received speed-specific training but still ran a 4.8 in the 40 at the combine.

His El Diamante High School (Visalia, Calif.) staff is still trying to figure out where exactly to put this athletic specimen on the field. He was playing running back for the Miners last year before an injury sidelined him. The staff is now planning on playing him at the defensive end position in addition to getting reps carrying the ball.

“Tymerick’s position is still to be decided, but he has a nice D1 body to go with his speed,” said Shawn Austin, camp director for the Playmaker Institute Training Camp. “He will be a college prospect.”

With his combination of speed and size, defensive end or a pass rushing outside linebacker seems to be the natural fit for Martin.

Martin is still very raw athletically and technique-wise, but he will be a legitimate Division I recruit.

If he continues to work hard to get even stronger in the weight room, improves his 40 time and technique on the field, he very well could be a 4-star or 5-star recruit for his senior season.

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