June 5, 2006

Martin facing tough choice

It's nice to be a coveted, top 100 football prospect, but there's a bit of a down side to it, too.

At least that's the case for Cincinnati LaSalle defensive end Ben Martin, a member of the Rivals100 for 2007 and a likely choice as Ohio's top player.

As his profile continues to grow and offers pour in -- he says he stopped counting after 17 -- Martin gets more and more puzzled.

Martin posted 71 tackles and had 10 sacks last year for LaSalle, and his quickness off the edge has made him a feared pass rusher.

He knows that size could be an issue, so he wants to play his senior season around 240 pounds. At the moment he's 230, so he's getting there.

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