MUSKEGON, MI – Cameron Martinez has dazzled all over the state of Michigan.
This December, the Muskegon High School senior football standout and Ohio State commit will be putting his talents on display in Mexico City.
Martinez announced he has committed to play in the second annual Pro Football Hall of Fame World Bowl on Dec. 21. The World Bowl features dozens of the top high school players from around the world, played at Estadio Azul Stadium in Mexico City.
The game is expected to be televised by CBS Sports Network.
“It’s an honor to be invited and to have a chance to go out of the country to play the game I love,” said Martinez, who is a four-star athlete prospect. “Definitely something that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”
Oak Park senior four-star tight end Maliq Carr, who was scheduled to announce his college commitment this afternoon, choosing between Georgia and Purdue, declared in August via Twitter that he also plans to play in the World Bowl.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Martinez plays quarterback for Muskegon, but he’s expected to compete at Ohio State as a receiver, defensive back and in the return game.
Martinez was the MLive state player of the year in 2018 during his junior season with the Big Reds. This season, he has rushed 106 times for 765 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Big Reds (6-0). He’s 33-of-52 passing for 644 yards with four TDs and two interceptions. The one kickoff he’s returned, he took it back 90 yards for a TD against Detroit King.
As was the case last year as well, Martinez typically delivers his biggest games against the toughest opponents.
Martinez also plans to play basketball for the Big Reds again this season.
Geoff Kimmerly, https://tranggame.net media and content coordinator of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, said that seniors are allowed to participate in all-star games after their season in that sport is finished. He said that all-star participants must notify the MHSAA 30 day before the event. Eligibility in other sports would not be affected by participation, he said.