A day after Scott Frost visited Adrian Martinez, the 4-star QB recruit has decided to flip his commitment to Nebraska.
— Adrian Martinez (@MartinezTheQB) December 13, 2017
Martinez is the No. 8 dual-threat quarterback recruit and No. 18 California prospect in the Class of 2018, according to the 247Sports Composite. The 4-star recruit from Fresno, California had been committed to Tennessee since May, but the Vols’ firing of head coach Butch Jones and the bizarre coaching search that occurred afterward appeared to place Martinez’ commitment in doubt.
Frost has now received verbal commitments from four prospects since he came aboard as Nebraska’s head coach on Dec. 2. 4-star WR Joshua Moore de-committed soon after, but 4-star safety C.J. Smith, 3-star WRs Jaron Woodyard and Justin McGriff committed not long after. They are among 11 prospects committed to the Huskers.
The Huskers’ new coach took a long trip to visit Martinez in California on Tuesday, making a pit stop in Nebraska after flying in from Orlando, where he’s coaching UCF in preparation for the Peach Bowl. Quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco made the trip as well, and it was at least his second trip to visit Martinez since joining Nebraska’s staff.
Martinez also visited Nebraska over the weekend, and came back with nice things to say.
“Really getting to know coach Frost and get a feel for him was probably, I’d say, the best part,” Martinez told Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca. “He’s just a cool guy and obviously he’s a proven coach with a great track record. It was really cool getting to meet him and just finding out how genuine and down to earth he is.”
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