Daniel Martin is one of the best players from the Marietta, GA area in the Class of 2022.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Martin, who attends Marietta High School, is a dynamic player that works as a wide receiver, linebacker, safety and defensive end.
Martin, who was a member of Youth1’s Freshman450 list last year, explains his strengths on the field.
“My favorite strength is hitting. I love to hit and make huge tackles,” Martin said. “I really enjoy making physical plays on the field for my team.”
Martin shares the aspects of playing at each position that he enjoys.
“I love helping the team in whatever way I can. On offense I love to pick up first downs and score touchdowns,” Martin said. “On defense I love to get sacks, interceptions and fumbles.”
Martin patterns his play after this late legend.
“I try to model my game after the late great Sean Taylor. He’s one of the best safeties to ever play the game. I love how hard he hit,” Martin said. “He didn’t mind hitting and I love hitting. That’s the way I try to play when I’m out there on the field.”
Martin has a strong passion for the game of football. This is shown through his actions and behavior on the field.
“I really enjoy the relationships and bonds created with coaches and teammates and of course the physical contact,” Martin said. “I just appreciate the opportunity I have to play the game that I love.”
Martin does his best to show strong leadership to his teammates. It’s important to Martin that he sets a positive example on his peers.
“I try to demonstrate being a good teammate by having a great attitude and setting a great example,” Martin said. “The best advice that I give to my teammates is regardless of the outcome of current play, be ready for the next play.”
Martin has improved in many aspects since being selected to the Freshman450. Martin excitedly lists the strides he’s made in the last year.
“I feel as though my game is progressing great and my coaches push me every day. There’s always room for improvement on my game,” Martin said. “Offseason my parents make sure I compete against the best; iron sharpens iron.”
Martin discusses what he’s been up to lately.
“I’ve attended several camps this summer,” Martin said. “I train with Coach Jay (Justin Miller) to help prepare for competition. I’m excited to keep improving my game this offseason heading into the fall.”
Martin lists some recent achievements he’s proud of.
“I was named Freshman Varsity Player of The Year,” Martin said. “Stats from 5 Varsity games that I started: 25 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a pick-six.”
Martin outlines what he needs to work on to take his game to the next level.
“I am working on footwork and getting off the block,” Martin said. “I want to continue to get stronger and improve my technique so that I can be a well-rounded player.”
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Article written by Rolando Rosa.
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