D.J. Martin is looking forward to his senior season after he and Cal parted ways earlier this summer and now the Bakersfield (Calif.) Stockdale running back is hoping to prove himself more than ever.
"It's going to be a huge year for me this year," Martin said.
"I'm looking forward to it and getting ready and everything. I'm more excited this year than last year because I have more to prove this year. I can't wait to get out there."
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In terms of recruiting, Martin said Arizona State recently offered him and that Oregon State and San Diego State have been showing the most interest.
The Sun Devils definitely intrigue the 5-foot-9, 190-pound prospect who looked good at the B2G Elite Camp this summer especially because Martin believes he fits well in the new offense.
"I know Arizona State offered me a scholarship two weeks ago so I'm going to see what they're talking about," Martin said. "ASU is a great college. I like their stadium, their jerseys, the offense they run and their coaching staff."
Oregon State and San Diego State are also serious considerations for Martin, rated as the No. 22 running back in the 2013 class.
Over the next few weeks, Martin hopes to visit San Diego State and then he's looking at one or two trips to Oregon State during the season.
"They've been really serious," Martin said of both schools. "They're both great colleges to go to and I'm just looking forward to the opportunity to go look at the schools and talk to more coaches, meet more people and see some new environments."
In a shortened junior season, Martin rushed for about 900 yards and 11 touchdowns on 93 carries and he was also useful on special teams.