According to Huskers Illustrated — The World-Herald’s partner on recruiting — Laguna Beach running back/defensive back Drake Martinez — the younger brother of Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez — has a verbal offer from NU and could act on it soon.
From the article:
His coach, Mike Churchill, said Martinez has not committed to Nebraska yet, but said it wouldn’t surprise him if his star junior did. He said Martinez is always wearing Husker gear around school and even has his group of friends wearing Nebraska apparel, and is very proud of his older brother’s success in Lincoln.
The Huskers already had a step ahead of most schools because of the family connection and having already convinced Casey Martinez, Drake’s father, that Nebraska was the right place for Taylor. But after Martinez burst onto the national scene in recent weeks with eye-popping numbers, it appears the Huskers are also the first team to step up with a scholarship offer.
Martinez ran for 313 yards in one game earlier this year. He’s averaging 16 yards per carry right now. And, yes, he attends the high school popularized by MTV’s “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills” TV programs.