KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Class of 2018 Tennessee quarterback commit Adrian Martinez will still take a look at other options this summer.
Martinez told Chris Swanson of Trojansports.com (USC’s Rivals affiliate) USC has reached out to Martinez to gauge his interest in the school. USC lost commit Matt Corral a few days ago and appears interested in the 4-star quarterback. Martinez plays in Fresno, CA., at Clovis West High school, roughly a four-hour car ride from USC’s campus.
The 6-foot-3, 198-pound quarterback will likely visit the USC campus sometime this summer.
Martinez told Rivals the recruiting process can be unpredictable.
“In the world of recruiting, you never know what can happen,” Martinez said. “I think it couldn’t hurt to visit and check things out and hear them out, if they had anything to offer to me. So you never really know how these things will go. I’ll play it day by day at this point.”
His interest in USC will grow as its interest in him grows.
“I probably will if things continue to increase and I hear more from their coaches,” Martinez said of a potential visit to USC. “I’ll probably go check things out, get a feel for the place. It obviously couldn’t hurt. Like I kind of said earlier, I’ve been through it with Cal. 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 remains committed to Tennessee, though, and came to Orange Carpet Day last Saturday.
“I’m pretty firm on my commitment to Tennessee right now,” Martinez said. “That’s all there is to it. But we’ll just have to see and see how it all plays out.”
He tweeted to assure the Tennessee fan base his commitment has not wavered.
— Adrian Martinez (@MartinezTheQB) June 22, 2017