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Huskers land prized QB commit

John Walker - Fresno Bee

90 minutes after Scott Frost wrapped up UCF’s conference championship, he made one of the most important calls to kick off his tenure as the Huskers new head coach to 4-star quarterback recruit Adrian Martinez out of Clovis West HS in Fresno, CA . That call, along with persistence from Husker quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco and coach Frost, paid off in a big way for Nebraska on Wednesday when Martinez announced that he had committed to the new staff.

A top ranked dual-threat quarterback, Martinez is a perfect fit to operate Frost’s up tempo offense as he develops over the next few years. What’s unique about Martinez is that while he’s incredibly fast when he uses his leg he’s a pass first quarterback who can put impressive zip on the ball in a very compact delivery.  When you combine his talents throwing the ball into Frost’s run-pass offense the results, as you saw at UCF, can be quite deadly.

One of the biggest advantages in landing Martinez is the fact that he is an early enrollee and will sign during the December 20th early signing period. While he’s set to enroll in spring classes, Martinez will also have the chance to play in the touted Under Armour All-America game on January 4th in Tampa, FL.

While he won’t see a ton of playing time in the game, Martinez should benefit from being able to knock off some of the rust he accrued after tearing the labrum in his throwing shoulder after his junior season and sitting out his senior campaign. Not only that, having Martinez around a slew of other highly rated high school players could bode well as the new staff continues to hunt for more top-tier talent to run Frost’s new offense.

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