Martinez breaks down his Florida Gators offer

The Florida Gators signed seven offensive linemen in the 2019 class but offensive line coach John Hevesy is already working on the 2020 class now.

Last week Hevesy visited 2020 offensive lineman Marlon Martinez (6-5, 305, Fort Lauderdale, FL. St. Thomas Aquinas) at his school and the Gators offered him on Sunday.

“Coach Hevesy was the one that informed me that I had an offer from them,” Martinez said on which coach from Florida offered him on Sunday. “He said that they loved my film and that it was great seeing me in person.”

Martinez has 13 offers already but the 2020 offensive lineman says he has been watching the Gators for a while now.

“It means a lot to me,” he said on what the offer means to him. “They’re a great program and they’ve been watching me for awhile. Florida is close to home and the family and I like the way Coach [Dan] Mullen and his staff have been running the program.”

When Hevesy spoke with Martinez on Sunday, he also had a message about the Gators wanting the lineman in Gainesville.

“He just said that there’s love for me up there [at Florida],” Martinez said on Hevesy’s message to him. “They want to get me up there but we haven’t talked in depth about how I would fit in or anything.”

Martinez watched the offensive line and the Gators offense closely this year and he was impressed by the improvement they showed this year.

“I think Florida and the offense have seen a major improvement,” he said on his impressions of Florida this past year. “They’re going to keep getting better.”

The Gators are one of many teams recruiting Martinez hard but the lineman is taking his process slow as he adds more offers.

“I don’t really have any leaders, my recruiting is open,” Martinez said. “But LSU, UCF, Arizona and Indiana are all recruiting me pretty hard among others.”

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.