Adrian Martinez

Adrian Martinez competes at a 2016 Rivals camp in Los Angeles. The four-star, dual-threat quarterback out of Fresno, Calif., is committed to Tennessee but took his official visit to Nebraska this weekend.


Adrian Martinez has some decisions to make.

They're likely going to come quickly, too.

The four-star, dual-threat quarterback from Clovis West High in Fresno, California, is currently verbally committed to Tennessee, but said he thoroughly enjoyed his official visit to Nebraska this weekend.

"It went great," he told the Journal Star on Sunday. "I wasn’t really sure what to expect coming in but it was an awesome visit."

Martinez said his visit host was another young quarterback from California, freshman Tristan Gebbia. 

"I spent the most time with (freshman wide receiver) Tyjon Lindsey and (Gebbia) and other freshman players," he said. "(Quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco) and Frost spent a lot of time with my dad and I as well." 

Martinez, a 6-foot-2, 200-pounder, did not play his senior year of high school because he tore the labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder in February. As a junior, he piled up more than 4,000 total yards (2,562 passing) and 39 touchdowns (25 passing) in 12 games. 

That ability to run and pass is central to the kind of wide open offense Frost brought to Central Florida, which is averaging a nation-best 49.3 points this fall. 

"I would say I learned a lot of the details that goes into what they believe makes a great quarterback and all they do to develop that position," Martinez said. "I got to know both better by the end of the weekend and that was a really cool opportunity." 

When Martinez committed to Tennessee, he said he planned on enrolling in January. He says that's still the plan, wherever he winds up going. That means a final decision will likely come in the next week or so. 

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