Nebraska football had several important visits over the weekend, as top-level recruits came to the campus to check things out. One of those recruits was four-star linebacker Tyler Martin. In reading what he had to say about his visit, it sounds like the Nebraska football program made a good impression on him.
Martin is actually from near where I live. The Acton, Mass. native is a member of the 2022 recruiting class. He is a three-star linebacker, who is the 48th overall linebacker in his class. He is the fourth overall player in his class from the state of Massachusetts per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Martin has already racked up an impressive offer sheet. In addition to Nebraska, he has gotten offers from Arizona, Michigan, where he was initially committed, Arkansas, and Dartmouth. He is being recruited to Nebraska by Mike Dawson and Barrett Ruud. Dawson serves as the primary recruiter while Ruud serves as a secondary recruiter.
Martin enjoyed visiting Nebraska
It was interesting to hear him talk about his visit, as he went in great detail with HuskerOnline as to his experience there. Two of the things I was interested about in particular was his host Casey Rogers , and his meeting with Erik Chinander. To me, those are two positive signs. For one, Chinander is the guy you want to talk to. He has done a nice job of involving the linebackers in the defense, and making them a key part of what Nebraska football does.
As far as his host went, Rogers is from Connecticut. He knows the New England area well, and he also faced off against Martin. Martin touched on that a little bit.
“My host was Casey Rogers,” Martin said. “He’s a northeast guy. He was awesome. We went bowling. He went to prep school in Connecticut and it’s funny the year after he left we played them and beat them 21-0 in the New England Championship.”
As far as his meeting with Chinander went, he was able to figure out where he would be able to fit in this defense. Although nothing is set in stone, it must’ve been nice for Martin to get an idea of where he would be able to fit at Nebraska.
“I also had a meeting with coach Chinander,” Martin said. “We talked more about the defensive culture, the Blackshirts, and what it takes to play defense at Nebraska. It was a great conversation. It’s stuff I love to talk about. He was awesome to talk to. We did a photoshoot as well.”
All in all, it sounds like Martin’s visit was very productive. I’ll be interested to see where his recruitment goes, and being a Massachusetts guy myself, I’ll definitely be following it closely. Nebraska football has managed to recruit good linebackers over the past couple of years. Martin would certainly add to that.