Jimmy Martin may not have been 100 percent, but the 2015 Florida linebacker was still pleased with how he performed overall at Notre Dame’s Future Stars Camp on Friday.
“It went pretty good,” said the 6-foot, 210-pounder from Orangewood Christian High School in Maitland, Fla.
“I did pretty good on the drills and stuff. I’m not sure what my 40-time was. My groin was kind of bothering me.”
Martin may not have run his best 40-time, but he thought performed well in shuttle drills and in the vertical jump, where he registered 31 inches.
The Florida prospect also had the chance to connect with Irish assistants Tony Alford and Bob Diaco during the event.
“I like the coaches,” Martin said. “Coach Alford, the running backs coach, is the one who’s recruiting me. He’s a really cool dude. He’s straight up. He tells you how it is for sure.
“Coach Diaco’s assistant was leading us through the drills and Coach Diaco was kind of overseeing everything.”
Martin, who has early offers from Cincinnati, Western Michigan and Florida International, was impressed with Diaco.
“He’s a cool guy,” he said. “He knows a lot.”
Martin hit several camps in the last couple months including stops at Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Purdue and Ohio State among others, but the Notre Dame campus definitely stood out.
“I’d probably say it’s one of the top campuses we saw,” he said. “It’s amazing with the history and tradition it has behind it. The basilica is amazing and Mary’s Dome, that’s awesome too. It’s a beautiful campus.”
He should be hearing back from Alford soon on where Martin stands with the Irish.
“He said he’s going to talk with the coaches and talk with my afterward,” Martin said of Alford. “They’re probably going to be coming down next spring and maybe we’ll come up for another camp next summer.
“I’d definitely like to get back.”