Well, that didn’t take long. it hasn’t even been a week and a half since Kerry Coombs officially rejoined the Ohio State Buckeyes coaching staff, and he has already nailed down a very important part of OSU’s 2020 recruiting class.
Though he officially committed on July 4, 2019, four-star athlete — and projected defensive back — Cameron Martinez did not sign with the Buckeyes during last month’s early signing period, as it was just days after Jeff Hafley announced that he would be leaving Columbus to take the head coaching position at Boston College.
That left a void as to who Martinez’s position coach would be, and a question as to whether the Gatorade Michigan Football Player of the Year would actually ever become a Buckeye or not.
Well, on Tuesday, with the most exciting and excitable position coach in recent OSU memory now officially back in the fold as the DB coach and defensive coordinator, Martinez has confirmed that he will be signing his National Letter of Intent with Ohio State next Wednesday on National Signing Day.
I will be signing and honoring my commitment to be a Buckeye, a lifelong dream of mine!!! I couldn’t be more excited and thankful to Coach Day and the rest of the Coaching staff!!! #GoBucks— Cameron Martinez (@CM240) January 28, 2020
With his affirmed commitment, the Buckeyes sit solidly with the top recruiting class in the Big Ten and the fifth best haul in the country. Martinez is the 17th blue-chip prospect (four or five stars) in the class.