Local standout Martinez transfers to Big Reds

Josh VanDyke • Jan 14, 2018 at 8:49 PM

After leading the Muskegon Catholic Central football program to a 22-2 record in two seasons that included a Division 8 state championship in 2016, sophomore standout Cameron Martinez is officially transferring to Muskegon High School.

The move gives the Big Reds one of the most dynamic athletes in the state for the 2020 class. Martinez finished with 1,092 yards and 15 touchdowns rushing on 110 carries, and 826 yards and six touchdowns passing.

The two-way starter also finished fourth on the team in tackles with 49 solo stops and three interceptions from his safety position. He also returned a punt for a score on special teams.

Martinez (5-11, 175 pounds) will be ineligible for the winter semester but will be able to join the football program in the fall.

With senior quarterback La'Darius Jefferson moving on to playing at Michigan State next fall, Martinez should be the frontrunner to assume the duties under center for the Big Reds and their veer-option offensive attack.

Martinez currently holds scholarship offers from Buffalo and Central Michigan and has drawn interest from Michigan, Michigan State, Kentucky, and Purdue. He also attended the Ohio State summer camp last summer.

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