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.