February 24, 2009

North Carolina DE picks up second offer

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina defensive end Kareem Martin received his first scholarship of the recruiting process from Duke not too long ago.

Now another in-state school has thrown their hat into the mix by extending an offer to the 6-foot-6, 215-pound prospect.

East Carolina is the second school to offer Martin, and apparently it is a school he will seriously consider.

"I think (ECU) offered last Thursday," he said. "I talked to coach (Thomas) Roggeman and he told me they were going to. Then I got the letter from them on Saturday, I think.

"It's a nice school. I like the way the program's going with the winning and all that. They have nice facilities and everything else. I went to their junior day and had a good time.

"I talked to coach (Skip) Holtz a little bit and we just talked about East Carolina and what they're trying to do with their program."

Martin went on to say he would seriously consider both Duke and East Carolina throughout the rest of the recruiting process. The two schools will obviously try to point out the advantages of staying in the state, and both programs appear to be on the rise.

"I've talked to Virginia a little bit, too," he said. "I think I'm about to start talking to Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech."

Martin said he would be attending a NIKE event in Charlottesville.

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