By Chadd Cripe
© 2012 Idaho Statesman
Boise State tailback Doug Martin has received an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine, his mother said Friday.
Martin also has signed with Irvine, Calif.-based Athletes First, the same agency as quarterback Kellen Moore (and former Boise State defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and wide receiver Austin Pettis).
Wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker has accepted an invitation from the East-West Shrine game. He has not received a combine invite.
Here’s a look at the all-star and combine invites I have confirmed so far. I expect to have more later today:
Senior Bowl, Mobile, Ala. (2 p.m. Jan. 28, NFL Network) — Quarterback Kellen Moore, tailback Doug Martin, safety George Iloka, defensive tackle Billy Winn
East-West Shrine Game, St. Petersburg, Fla. (2 p.m. Jan. 21, NFL Network) — Wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker and defensive end Shea McClellin, who hasn’t accepted yet because he’s hoping for a Senior Bowl invite.
Casino del Sol College All-Star Game, Tucson, Ariz. (Jan. 16) — Linebacker Aaron Tevis
NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis (Feb. 22-28) — Moore, Martin, Iloka, McClellin, Winn and offensive tackle Nate Potter
Other NFL prospects, not named above: Defensive end Tyrone Crawford, wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker, defensive tackle Chase Baker, tight end Kyle Efaw, linebacker Byron Hout, safety Cedric Febis, defensive end Jarrell Root
Notable: Seven of the 14 prospects played high school football in Idaho, including two going to the combine (Potter of Timberline and McClellin of Marsing). … Five of the 14 are defensive linemen and nine of the 11 started together on defense when McClellin lined up at nickel.