Recruiting can take all sorts of twists and turns. And some Vol fans were worried that Tennessee would be on the bad end of one of those twists because of recent events.
Adrian Martinez, a four-star quarterback who is the Vols’ top QB commit in their 2018 class, took to Twitter on Thursday to reaffirm his commitment to Tennessee after speculation about his pledge was heating up.
— Adrian Martinez (@MartinezTheQB) June 22, 2017
Martinez’ reaffirmation comes on the heels of USC contacting the four-star quarterback and showing great interest in him. In fact, Martinez is quoted by Chris Swanson of Rivals.com that he “probably will” continue to show interest in USC if they continued to show interest in him.
“I’ll probably go check things out, get a feel for the place,” Martinez said. “It obviously couldn’t hurt. Like I kind of said earlier, I’ve been through it with Cal (Martinez was committed to Cal before decommitting and pledging to Tennessee). You really don’t know what can happen. You just have to play the game along with the coaches.
“It’s just the way recruiting is now. I don’t think it could hurt for me to go take a visit.”
Martinez would go on to tell Swanson that he is, however, still firmly committed to the Vols.
“I’m pretty firm on my commitment to Tennessee right now,” Martinez stated. “That’s all there is to it. But we’ll just have to see and see how it all plays out.”
For Vols fans who follow recruiting closely, USC’s interest in the highly-rated quarterback was making them nervous. But if what Martinez said to Rivals and what he tweeted out are to be believed, then Vol fans shouldn’t have much to worry about.
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Martines is the No. 146 overall player in the country and the 7th-best dual-threat quarterback in the 2018 class. The quarterback out of Fresno, California threw for 2,562 yards, 25 touchdowns, and four interceptions while running for 1,462 yards and 14 scores according to MaxPreps.