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Four-star names four visits

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Four-star offensive lineman John Martinez (6-3, 265, 4.75) from Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood had a very busy summer participating in camps and taking college campus tours. After his busy summer schedule, Martinez has selected three schools for official visits.
"I know for sure I will go to the USC/Ohio State game for an official visit (Sept. 9th)," Martinez said. "I will also take an official visit to LSU when they play Georgia (Oct 24) and Ohio State for the Michigan game (Nov. 21st)."
Martinez will also take an official visit to UCLA on Dec. 5th and will take in the classic UCLA/USC game at the Rose Bowl.
"I don't have an idea who will be my last visit."
What were Martinez's thoughts on his camps and college tours?
"I was supposed to participate at UCLA's camp, but they told me they knew I could play so they wanted to spend their time taking me on the full campus tour," Martinez said. "UCLA was an amazing place and the campus was beautiful."
"I think USC is a top-notch school," Martinez said. "I love USC's coaching staff. They treat me well whenever I am there."
"I liked Ohio State a lot, too," Martinez said. "I always thought that Ohio State was a great ball club, but it was better than I expected.
"I only heard about their national championships, but there are a lot of things to do and like about Ohio State."
There is no rest for the four-star offensive lineman who currently benches 400, squats 445, power cleans 315, and has recorded a 28-inch vertical. The hard work continues.
"I start two-a-days next week," Martinez said. "I think we should be pretty good this season, we should be solid."
Martinez earned first-team all-state and first-team all-region honors as a junior.
Martinez earned a spot on the preseason Rivals.com Rivals100 team for 2009 landing as the nation's No. 72 prospect at any position. Rivals.com rates Martinez as the nation's No. 4 best run blocker, the nation's No. 4 best offensive guard prospect and his rated the No. 2 most agile offensive lineman.
Martinez also made the Rivals.com Utah Preseason Top 15 team and his ranked as the Beehive state's No. 1 prospect at any position.
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