Three-star quarterback/free safety Taylor Martinez (6-1, 185, 4.47) from Corona (Calif.) Centennial has decided to make his a verbal commitment to play his college football and continue his education.
"I committed to Nebraska," Martinez said. "I like all the coaches and like the atmosphere. The facilities are awesome and that's where my heart was."
Martinez was recruited by Nebraska as an athlete. He could end up playing either quarterback or safety for the Cornhuskers. Although Taylor was receiving a lot of attention as a dual threat quarterback from many schools, some believe that he may make an even better free safety at the next level.
Martinez took unofficial visits to Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Utah, Iowa State and UCLA. After considering his collegiate future, he chose to play for one of the top programs in Nebraska.
Martinez spent half of a day in Utah this past Saturday followed by a two day visit to Lincoln Nebraska where he was given a "six" hour tour of the campus as he met one on one for a half hour with head coach Bo Pelini and former head coach and now athletic director Tom Osborne.
Martinez accepted the scholarship based on the smaller town atmosphere, strong tradition, academic offerings, chance to play for one of the best defensive minds in college football (Bo Pelini), chance to play for a five time national championship team, personality of the coaching staff and support of the state to their college football team and the possibility to play on either side of the ball or where he can best help the Huskers win another national championship.