Ohio State '20 MI ATH (FR) Cameron Martinez

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    I absolutely love Martinez! But I love him for that KJ Hill/Parris Campbell role. I just hope we don’t look back in 3 or 4 years from now and say, wait, we chose Martinez over Jahmyr Gibbs!? I’m just not sure how he fits defensively. Haven’t really seen much of him there. But he’s a helluva football player so I’m sure he’ll be fine. I’ll trust the coaches
     
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    Gibbs was not coming north to play.
     
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    I was told that he was absolutely considering Ohio State and being at the Army bowl he and CJ Stroud built a very close friendship. Said that he was 50/50 on OSU and sticking with GT.
     
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    Ryan Day thrilled with addition of Cameron Martinez, position unsure
    After a topsy-turvy couple of weeks in late December and early January, Buckeyes commitment Cameron Martinez announced a little over a week ago that he was no longer considering any other schools. He was focused only on Ohio State with the plan of signing his Letter of Intent to the Buckeyes on Signing Day.

    Well, Wednesday was Signing Day and Martinez did just that, sending his letter to Ohio State around 9 a.m. and then taking part in a Signing Day ceremony at Muskegon (Mich.) High School around noon. There was no drama for Martinez and none for the Buckeyes, rather the final step in a long recruiting road.

    Ryan Day, speaking from the team room at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Wednesday, welcomed Martinez to the Ohio State program.

    “Cameron Martinez signed today,” Day said. “Very excited to have Cam. thought he and his family handled things really well with [former Ohio State defensive coordinator] Jeff [Hafley] leaving and then [Buckeyes current defensive coordinator] Kerry [Coombs] jumping in. He really handled it like a pro. The family was unbelievable, and we’re really excited to have him.”

    As we’ve addressed here at Lettermen Row, Day’s approach to Martinez’s brief uncertainty — and Paris Johnson and others in the past — was simple: Provide comfort and understanding to the player and the family as they tried to make the most important decision of their young lives. He touched on that approach during the afternoon press conference.

    “I told him if he needs to go look at other places, that he can do that,” Day said. “I said I’m not going to like that too much, but at the same time I respect your family enough that you can go ahead and check some places out. Now, he never really ended up doing that.

    “But I think he really understood that and respected the fact that we didn’t hold him to the fire, anything like that. We said, listen, you want to go check out some schools, feel free. Once we get the secondary coach and coordinator in place, I know you’re going to love it. And he did. It all worked out.”

    What hasn’t been worked out just yet is where Martinez will begin his college career. Right now the plan is to give him a chance to see where he fits best, on offense or defense, and then let things go where they’ll go.
     
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    Here's a sample of what Day had to say.

    ON CAMERON MARTINEZ
    • "Cam is actually going to start out doing both sides."
    • "I think he's one of the most under-recruited players in the entire country."
    • "I'm just telling you, he's got a real chance."
    • "It'll be interesting to see, because he really hasn't played anything other than quarterback."
     
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