Fruitland High standout commits to Boise State football for Class of 2013

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Boise State has been Joe Martarano's dream school since he was in the third grade. On Tuesday, Martarano — a Fruitland High junior-to-be — committed to play football for the Broncos.

Martarano played for Fruitland's state championship football, basketball and baseball teams as a sophomore. He is considered a draft prospect in baseball and had an offer to play at Utah.

Washington State has been giving him heavy interest in football, Fruitland coach Bruce Schlaih said Wednesday night. Martarano played quarterback and middle linebacker for Fruitland.

"I left it up to Joe. I said, 'You can sit this thing out and ride out the recruiting process,' " said his father, Victor Martarano, who played tight end at Boise State in the early 1990s. "He said, 'I want to play for Boise State.' And he was lucky enough to have Boise State want him."

Victor Martarano said Boise State considers his son to be a linebacker, possibly a rush end.

The Martaranos visited Boise State coach Chris Petersen's office Tuesday night. Petersen offered a scholarship and Martarano committed.

"I've been doing this gig for almost 35 years. Joe's one of those kids that comes along every 15 years. He's an exceptional kid," Schlaih said.

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Why not start offering High School Sophomores Schollies?

About 2 months ago, I posted, somewhat tounge in cheek, that BSU should start ofering schollies to high school juniors. I never thought it jwould happen. But it has.

So - why not go after the Sopomores to be, this summer and then get 2014 filled up.

With a little scouting, maybe going after the Freshmen coming out of Middle School could take care of the class of 2015, as well.

I dunno - it would be interesting to see some statistics about how many of these Juniors, recruited, offered schollies, and supposedly comitted to play football, actually wind up playing for the team(s) they get so much attention and scholarship offers from and committments made.

I just have a hard time getting excited about reading 'breaking news' about high school Juniors committing to BSU to play football when they have not even stepped onto a field to begin their Junior year.

I am sure Coach Pete knows what he is doing. I guess I am just old fashioned and know from experience how flash in the pans can be great their Sophomore year then have a bust year for their Junior and Senior years.

Now that Coach Pete has offered a scholllie and the kid has accepted it and committed to BSU - AND - there has been all this public hoopla and fanfare - what would hapen if the kid has a bad couple of years and isn't what the Broncos really need or want in two years?

Is Coach Pete stuck with offering the kid a schollie or can he withdraw the offer?

Time will tell, I guess.

VNDL

Someone is a little jealous.

Someone is a little jealous. It seems to me you know nothing about recruitment, maybe you weren't as good at sports when you were in high school and nobody wanted you. In the NCAA rules you are allowed to talk with students in high school as sophomores, and Junior and senior year you are allowed to call them, as well as TEXTING, its pretty much open to anything junior year. Besides coming into your junior year you better know what school you want to play for, you only have a year left before actually committing to a college and being accepted.

Ω Oh, man ...

... here it comes.

gg11, get ready to meet VNDL.

The pool, the pond, or the Mariana Trench ... pick one.

goodguy11 - Okay - I'll play

You said, en parte: " . . . Besides coming into your junior year you better know what school you want to play for, you only have a year left before actually committing to a college and being accepted."

I assume you are speaking from personal experience and have formed your comment(s) on experiential constructs you have developed.

Okay - What high school did you play football for, what years were you a sophomore - a junior - and a senior in high school, what position did you play, when you were coming into your junior year what school did you want to play for, and when you only had a year left did you actually commit to a college and were accepted? What college did you play for, what years did you play, what position did you play, did you wear a jockstrap or was that reserved for your girl friend?

Just curious.

If your answer is not based on your personal experience then you really have no credibility and or veracity.

I am all ears, and sit patiently awaiting your honest and truthful response.

VNDL

PS - Somehow, I don't think this dewsh is gonna answer the questions.

Hardly "breaking news"

A story about a local kid who has dreamed of playing for BSU, whose dad went to BSU, and is probably one of the top 5 best all-around athletes in the state (as a junior), certainly isn't breaking news, but news none the less.

As far as statistics, I believe this is the first time BSU has accepted a verbal commit from an underclassman, so there really is no statistics, that count anyway.

PS Saw this kid play baseball this year, if he's half as good at football, BSU fans are in for a real treat.

B43S42U

He is a big kid for a Junior to be, and by all accouints is a stellar athlete.

He can only grow more and develop physically.

Maybe by the time he graduates from high school he will be a monster.

Let's hope so.

VNDL

Im thinking about

having some fun with the wifey tonight. Just wondering if we can sign for the class of 2029 for him or does he have to be old enough to use his own crayon.

goodguy11 - where are you?

I have asked you a few questions in a post above (this thread):

"What high school did you play football for, what years were you a sophomore - a junior - and a senior in high school, what position did you play, when you were coming into your junior year what school did you want to play for, and when you only had a year left did you actually commit to a college and were accepted? What college did you play for, what years did you play, what position did you play, did you wear a jockstrap or was that reserved for your girl friend?"

Still waitng for an answer.

I have lots of patience and can wait a long time and keep reposting these questions daily. Not a problem. Will give you every reasonable opportunity to answer them.

Be a Man and answer the questions - or forever keep your trap shut on these boards, as any credibility and or veracity you may have had at one time, will have erroded like a Flash Flood Canyon in Arizona after a torrential downpour.

VNDL

PS - I am starting to feel his nards beginning to crumble, as I increase the pressure of my squeeze. Lots of fun.

interesting

I asked the same of potatohead, but he refused to provide that info about his CFB playing days, says he walked on at carroll, but that's the extent of it.

potatohead- I request the same from you as aqfunk requests from goodguy11. Be a Man and answer the questions - or forever keep your trap shut on these boards, as any credibility and or veracity you may have had at one time, will have erroded like a Flash Flood Canyon in Arizona after a torrential downpour.

maybe they're one in the same? anyway, the goodguy11 handle sounds like someone chris hanson would confront at a kitchen table on a dateline nbc episode - here's some recruiting info http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/AMA/recruiting_calendars/2011/I/Football%20Guide.pdf

T2

please read my other post. It is sincere. feel free to never think I played. Heck, maybe I never did. But I enjoy football. There is a better way T2. Are you man enough to take it?

tomato2....

Ugly shouldn't post now, but this is not BSU football related--thus still keeping my promise until Georgia....

P2 for a long time felt that t2 was ugly....

ugly has a sense that you had some anti-P2 moments well before the bbq?....

ugly is analytical and enjoys a game of chess....in your posts, you seem to go well before the infamous bbq meeting with buddies on your knowledge of p2 posts, plus Bronco football....

I think that p2 may have made you mad on some issue well before bbq, and at bbq it just came up again so you decided to post....

I've been reading your posts....many of them follow p2....you seem to have issues?

Out of curiousity, what are those issues?

I am alarmed that so many young men are being committed...

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