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SoCal OL has favorite

Sleeper offensive tackle Jonathan Martin (6-6, 270, 5.3) from North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake has seen his stock rise considerably this spring and currently has five written offers on the table there could be more, but a decision could be in the offing.
According to Martin, he has written offers from UCLA, Ole Miss, Utah, Utah State and Harvard.
"UCLA is definitely my No. 1 choice," Martin said. "I'm just kind of waiting on Cal, but I'm still set on UCLA.
"I don't have a timetable for when I'll make my announcement, but I would like to have it done before my senior season begins," Martin said. "I like UCLA because they are going to be good this season and beyond because they are bringing in an excellent recruiting class.
"I also like UCLA's academics and academics are very important for me," Martin said. "That's why I'm still considering Harvard."
The scouting report on Martin is he is very athletic for a big man and is extremely intelligent. Intelligence is very important for an offensive lineman.
Martin is known as an outstanding pass blocker and a lot of that has to do with his outstanding athleticism. The only negative thing that can be said about Martin is as a run blocker he sometimes stands too tall allowing defenders to get leverage on him.
This will be easily overcome with technique and D-I coaching. He is very flexible and has excellent lateral movement, which does help him trap and pull block.
There is no question that Martin has yet to fulfill his full potential and his best days as a football are definitely ahead of him.
As a junior, Martin earned first-team all-league honors as an offensive tackle the position he is projected as on the D-I level.
A hard worker, Martin has already shown himself well at the NIKE Camp that was held in Los Angeles last April and he's planning on going to football camps at Cal and Harvard. Camping with UCLA is also a possibility.
In the weight room, Martin currently benches 280, squats 350 and has a very impressive 275 power clean.
Martin is fully qualified with his 3.0 GPA and an outstanding 2060 SAT score.