Despite missing out on a couple highly-coveted receiver prospects prior to National Signing Day, Washington State added an under-the-radar wideout down the stretch. This time, they dipped into the Southeast to grab Davontavean Martin, who signed his Letter of Intent Wednesday.
Martin, a composite three-star recruit, hails from Houma, Louisiana. As just about anyone will tell you, Louisiana is one of the most talent-rich states in America when it comes to college football prospects. Matter of fact, Louisiana leads all states in elite recruits per capita.
After decommitting from Tulane in mid-December, Martin visited Pullman in late January and committed shortly afterward. His other Power Five offer is from Virginia, and he also reported offers from East Carolina and Louisiana Tech, among others.
In his junior and senior seasons at A.J. Ellender High School, Martin played the role of lead grabmaster, hauling in 96 passes for 1576 yards and 15 touchdowns. While he may not have been the most highly-recruited player in the class, it’s quite possible that Martin is the best athlete. He’s also a basketball standout who has offers from Southern Miss and Nicholls State.
Coming in at a slight 164 pounds, there’s no question that Martin could use a year in the strength and conditioning program in order to hang a little more meat on the rack. Just not too much meat, as WSU has plenty of Grade A beef hoss already on campus. Given the number of receivers coming off a redshirt season, the guess here is that Martin will indeed redshirt.
Rivals - ★★
Scout - ★★
247 Sports - ★★
ESPN - ★★★
Position - WR
Hometown - Houma, LA
Height - 6-foot-2
Weight - 164