Recruiting Central

Florida linebacker Martin excited to prove himself at Montana State

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BTake one look at a picture of Jaharie Martin doing anything —lifting weights, sporting a football jersey, standing in place — and his physique is striking, particularly for a teenager.

When the 6-foot, 238-pound outside linebacker posed for a picture with Montana State running backs coach and recruiting coordinator DeNarius McGhee in January, even Twitter took pause.

“Shirt off in the recruiting pic,” former Montana State All-American offensive lineman J.P. Flynn, most recently of the San Francisco 49ers, responded to the picture.

It should come as no surprise to anyone that has seen Martin in person or in pictures that he has an affinity for the weight room. It should come as no surprise that he is a multi-time Florida state championship meet qualifying power lifter, a feather in the cap of an all-state football career which he helped the Lakeland High Dreadnaughts to the Florida 7A state championship in 2018.

Understanding Martin’s penchant for power means it should come as no surprise that the soon to be college freshman wants to major in kinesiology, the study of the human body in motion. And that confluence of the characteristics that make Martin who — and makes him look like how he looks — is what led the Sunshine State native to sign with Montana State.

BTake one look at a picture of Jaharie Martin doing anything —lifting weights, sporting a football jersey, standing in place — and his physique is striking, particularly for a teenager.

When the 6-foot, 238-pound outside linebacker posed for a picture with Montana State running backs coach and recruiting coordinator DeNarius McGhee in January, even Twitter took pause.

https://twitter.com/LLHarie/status/1084992987204108288

“Shirt off in the recruiting pic,” former Montana State
All-American offensive lineman J.P. Flynn, most recently of the San Francisco
49ers, responded to the picture.

It should come as no surprise to anyone that has seen Martin in person or in pictures that he has an affinity for the weight room. It should come as no surprise that he is a multi-time Florida state championship meet qualifying power lifter, a feather in the cap of an all-state football career which he helped the Lakeland High Dreadnaughts to the Florida 7A state championship in 2018.

Understanding Martin’s penchant for power means it should come as no surprise that the soon to be college freshman wants to major in kinesiology, the study of the human body in motion. And that confluence of the characteristics that make Martin who — and makes him look like how he looks — is what led the Sunshine State native to sign with Montana State.

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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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