May 9, 2008

Four-star is Utah's major tourist attraction

There is no doubt that four-star offensive lineman John Martinez (6-4, 275, 4.75) from Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood is one of the best in the west, probably the north, south and east, too. There aren't many with the size of Martinez that possesses his quickness and speed. He is truly special and there's a very good reason that Martinez is at the 30-plus offer range.

"John is very athletic and moves very well," Cottonwood coach Cecil Thomas said. "He's very versatile. He could end up as a guard or center on the collegiate level, but he's athletic enough to play tackle."

Just samplings of the schools that have offered Martinez are UCLA, USC, LSU, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida and Auburn.

"John is pretty open regarding colleges," Cooper said. "He is very intrigued by the SEC because of the caliber of play."

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