Sanford Seminole receiver/safety Ray Martin (6-foot, 180 pounds) received his first college offer this past week with West Virginia extending an invite.
Martin said the offer came, somewhat, out of nowhere. He had called West Virginia cornerbacks coach Dave Lockwood just to see what kind of progress he and receivers coach Lonnie Galloway were making with a possible offer.
Lockwood's response was, " 'You didn't hear the news? You're in, we're going to offer you,' " Martin recalled. "It was like everyone but me knew they were offering me."
Not that he was upset about being the last to know. He was "ecstatic," he said, and with that the rising senior said he could relax a bit heading into spring ball.
Martin will take over the No. 1 receiver option for Seminole High, taking the place of the soon-to-be Tennessee Chattanooga Moccasin Ron Moore Sr.
He says despite losing numerous key players like Moore, LB Serderius Bryant, QB T.J. Thompson, S/K/P Eric Farkas, LB Ross Shaw, DL Kerry Wiggins,OL Brandon Stiffey, DT Lee Lee Tresalus and DE Chris Adudu, the Seminoles don't figure on missing a beat.
Check out the accompanying video interview with the Sentinel's Chris Hays for more on Durayveon 'Ray' Martin.
Chris Hays is the Sentinel's recruiting coverage coordinator and can be reached at email@example.com.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times