Despite being a 2022 prospect, Action (Mass.) Buckingham Browne & Nichols School inside linebacker Tyler Martin is making every effort to check out as many colleges as possible.
Martin’s most recent trip was for Michigan’s BBQ at the Big House on July 28. He said seeing schools early in his high school career has been the best decision he’s ever made.
“I love being able to travel around the country and visit these schools,” Martin said. “I feel like if I generate relationships with these coaches and schools early, it will help for the future.”
During Michigan’s barbecue, the 6-foot-3, 277 pounder spent time with two other Massachusetts recruits – Milton (Mass.) Academy 2021 defensive end and offensive tackle Greg Crippen and North Andover (Mass.) Buckingham B&N 2020 three-star offensive tackle Zak Zinter.
Crippen has offers from Boston College, Michigan and Purdue. Meanwhile, Zinter has earned scholarship opportunties from Boston College, Massachusetts, Penn State and Purdue. Martin made the drive to Ann Arbor with Crippen and Zinter.
“I think they both really liked it and really enjoyed being able to meet with Coach (Ed) Warriner one-on-one and picking his brain,” Martin said of Crippen and Zinter’s experience.
The one other recruit Martin hung out with was Carmel (Ind.) 2020 four-star defensive tackle Cole Brevard, who has offers from 14 Division I schools.
“It was unreal and exceeded my expectations of Michigan right when I arrived,” Martin said. “Meeting some of the other recruits and commits was also very special because I got to pick their brains on why they chose or are wondering the thought of committing to Michigan.”
Upon entering the University of Michigan, Martin received one-on-one attention from defensive coordinator Don Brown and toured the facilities with head coach Jim Harbaugh.
“We talked a lot about this year’s upcoming defense but also some technique things and just about my upcoming high school season,” Martin said of his time with Brown.
After what Martin described as a “great trip,” he plans to return for a game in the fall.
Martin has offers to play for Massachusetts and Michigan.