Fenwick’s 2017 WR Sherman Martin has been in the mix with a lot of schools (FCS, D2 and D3), but is still waiting for that first offer. When one school bites, others will follow. We talked strengths in his game, his visits and the Friar’s postseason run.
You can find Sherman on Twitter @treball113_iii.
Oak Park, IL
Wt: 190 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: On or off the practice field, what have you been doing to take your game to the next level?
SM: I have been doing a lot of ladder drills and treadmill to get my speed and become faster. I also have been working with a trainer on my routes so they can become crisp.
LPI: You currently don’t have any offers, but we are both in agreement that you can play at the next level. What are your greatest strengths or why should a school offer you?
SM: My greatest strengths is I have great hands and that is important key to playing wide receiver especially during in traffic plays. I also am really great at noticing coverages and creating separation for my QB so he can find and deliver me the ball.
LPI: Offer or not, which schools have you kept in contact with the most? Or which schools have shown interest in you?
SM: A lot of FCS schools have been in contact with me such as Western Illinois, Indiana State and Southern Illinois. I also have heard from some D2 and D3 schools such as Illinois Benedictine and Carthage.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any visits coming up?
SM: I visited Indiana State, Purdue, Illinois, Michigan state and Western Illinois. I plan on also visiting some D3 schools such as Wisconsin Whitewater, Carthage and Benedictine.
LPI: You guys are 10-1 and now play a tough Jacobs squad in the 7A quarterfinals. Without giving away too much, what are you guys going to do to get back to Champaign?
SM: We are going to keep playing like we been have, which offense keeps scoring and our defense has been really good this year holding teams down.
LPI: You guys have a very talented team with yourself, Ellis Taylor, Jacob Keller, Brett Moorman, Jack Henige, Mike O’Laughlin and Joe Calcagno receiving recruiting attention. Who are some of your other teammates that you believe have a chance to play at the next level, but may be getting overlooked by college coaches?
SM: I feel like Conner Lillig has been getting overlooked. Conner has been very valuable to us balancing our offense and running very effectively. He has ran for over 1,000 yards this season and is really a key player on our offense. I also feel that Adrian Nourse is another player being overlooked. Nourse has also been a key factor for our defense and stopping the run and helping shut down opposing offenses.