WVU Football Recruiting
Will 2024 3-Star OL Robby Martin Fulfill Lifelong Dream at WVU or Join Another School?
An athlete playing for the team he grew up cheering for and replacing a player he looked up to sounds too good to be true, but it could be a reality for West Virginia native Robby Martin.
WV Sports Now talked to the Huntington, West Virginia native and class of 2024 three-star offensive lineman recruit about placing the Mountaineers among his top 8 schools. He even opened up about his overall recruitment and if West Virginia really has a chance at landing such a highly coveted player.
Even though he’s having talks with major programs from the SEC and Big Ten, Martin isn’t shy about admitting he’s always been a WVU football fan. But West Virginia knows it will take much more than being his favorite college football team to win him over.
WVU in Running for In-State Product, 2024 3-Star OL Robby Martin
So what else besides his fandom does Martin like about the WVU football program? “They have recruited me hard, they have also been great to me and I feel it’s a good program,” he said. Martin also explained he wants the school he picks to feel like home and to treat him as a member of a family. All of that sounds like it could favor the Mountaineers.
Martin Idolizes Zach Frazier
But if all of that is not enough, maybe putting on a Mountaineer jersey just like the player he tries to emulate his game after could be another selling point. Martin confessed he’s always been a big fan of WVU center Zach Frazier. Unfortunately for the high school junior, the 2023 season very well be Frazier’s last in Morgantown. Frazier could be in the NFL by the time Martin would suit up for the Old Gold and Blue and play at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Who is Robby Martin the Player?
For any members of Mountaineer Nation unaware of Martin’s game, he desires himself on the field with the words “big,” “physical” and “versatile.” He also has the maturity to realize he’s far from a finished product.
When asked what he needs to work on before concluding his high school career, Martin responded with traits like “getting my feet quicker and becoming more of an athlete” that West Virginia has put an emphasis on improving for lineman.
Will Martin, much like his mentor, live out his dream of representing West Virginia as a Mountaineer? Or will he succumb to the temptation of joining another brand like Miami (FL), Penn State or Tennessee?