Commitment Report: Owen Martin/St. Anthony Village (2020)
ST. ANTHONY VILLAGE– The Jamestown Jimmies (NAIA) got a commitment recently from 2020 NFN prospect Owen Martin of the St. Anthony Village Huskies football program coached by Todd Niklaus. Nate from Northstar Football News caught up with Martin this week to see what went…
ST. ANTHONY VILLAGE– The Jamestown Jimmies (NAIA) got a commitment recently from 2020 NFN prospect Owen Martin of the St. Anthony Village Huskies football program coached by Todd Niklaus. Nate from Northstar Football News caught up with Martin this week to see what went into his decision on his commitment.
What Impacted Martin’s Decision
For Martin, it came down to the “energy and hospitality” Jimmies head coach Brian Mistro put into Owen Martin and his family’s visit to the University of Jamestown campus this winter. Martin also took in that Mistro had a clear cut plan on how Martin was going to be utilized in a Jimmies uniform next year, which I think every recruit deserves that “short chat” when they visit any campus with the potential of playing at the next level. Martin also told Northstar Football News that Jamestown was “amazing” when he visited the university and the community of just over 15,000 people located in east-central North Dakota.
Other Programs in the Race
It came down to Jamestown, a WIAC program, and an NSIC program for Martin’s talents next year which all are located in a different state. UW-Eau Claire and Northern State were also in Martin’s wheelhouse as far as interest goes, but in the end, Jamestown offered the best scholarship opportunity that Martin “couldn’t pass up” he said to NFN.
Adjusting to the College Game
Martin’s biggest thing he’ll need to show in practice is giving 100% on every repetition he gets before football season. “Nothing is guaranteed,” he said to NFN and adjusting to college football in general while learning a new playbook as well as pinpointing opponents’ tendencies, can be tough for some players to adjust to depending on the discipline they came from in high school. I have zero doubts that Martin will adjust according to plan for the NAIA Jamestown Jimmies.
Friends and Family That Helped Martin Out
Deciding on colleges is tough in any scenario, and in my opinion, it’s best to get others involved to finalize what your gut is telling you. Martin has a truly great support system from the St. Anthony Village Huskies. As for those that helped with his decision he’d like to thank, Luke Tressel, John Swain, current teammates (Concordia-St. Paul commit) and a player from SVA we wrote a commitment report on a week ago, (UW-Stout commit). And of course, Owen’s parents also he thanks as well for the ride they’ve helped with at getting to play at the next level of college football.
Looking Forward to the Future
As far as what Martin’s looking forward to in Jamestown, he said ” joining a new brotherhood and playing new and better opponents,” are what he looks forward to at the next level of college football.
Thanks again to Owen Martin for letting NFN write about his commitment. All of us at Northstar Football News wish you the best of luck at Jamestown, Owen. Go Jimmies!