Football standout Jeremiah Martin of Cajon makes college decision
By Tim Dutton
SAN BERNARDINO — Jeremiah Martin’s older brother was among the hundreds of family members, teammates, staff and students who filled the Cajon High School gym Wednesday morning to see the four-star football recruit announce his college choice.
After Martin revealed that Texas A&M was the choice among the dozens of offers he received, Lydell Martin talked about when he first thought his younger brother could do something special.
“I saw it as a kid. He was always bigger than everybody,” Lydell Martin said of younger brother Jeremiah. “I used to be embarrassed to pick him up from preschool. He was way bigger than the other kids.”
On a day where nobody on the Cajon campus was bigger, Jeremiah Martin had fun, putting on display some football shoes and clothing items from his five “finalists” as he prepared to sit at a table decorated with Cajon gear and share his college decision.
Afterwards, as the crowd stayed around to talk, celebrate and pose for pictures, Lydell Martin took it in.
“I’m feeling great, man,” he said. “I’m ecstatic. He’s the first in the family to do it (college). I’m so happy for him, so proud.”
It was an appropriately feel-good event to cap off a remarkable football season that was filled with them. Cajon compiled a 14-2 record, winning the CIF Southern Section Division 4 championship and advancing to the CIF State Division 2-AA title game.
Jeremiah Martin, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound blend of speed and strength, had 89 tackles, 47 of them for losses, 30 1/2 sacks and 18 hurries as a defensive end for the Cowboys. He also caught 17 passes for 218 yards and five touchdowns as a part-time receiver.
Already prominently on the recruiting radar before the season, Martin saw his stock soar as the season progressed. Texas A&M was his choice, beating out his other […]