Detroit King advanced to a a Division 3 state semifinal after a win over Allen Park.
Joey Delgado, Special to the Detroit Free Press

Muskegon junior quarterback Cameron Martinez had been waiting all season to get an offer from either Michigan or Michigan State.

The Wolverines finally came through on Monday.

Martinez announced on his Twitter account that he had heard from the Wolverines and they had come through with an offer.c

“Coach (Jim) Harbaugh called Sunday morning,” Martinez said Monday night. “He asked me about how my season was going and he asked me about school. We talked for awhile and he offered.”

Martinez said U-M is looking at him as a defensive back, wide receiver or slot back.

That was fine with him.

“I was ecstatic,” Martinez said. “It meant all my hard work is starting to pay off. I was fine with everything he said. We talked about the business school at Michigan and what a great program it is.”

Muskegon (12-0) will play Zeeland East (11-1) at Grand Haven in a Division 3 state semifinal on Saturday. In the regional final win over Cedar Springs, Martinez had over 250 yards rushing and four touchdowns.

Because he’ll be busy Saturday he won’t be able to attend Michigan’s home season finale against Indiana, but said he planned on making another trip to Ann Arbor in December.

In the history of Muskegon football, there have been three 300-yard rushing games by a Big Reds player.


Martinez has two of those of the three, the last coming against Grand Rapids Christian two weeks ago when he rushed for 301 yards on 19 carries in a 42-17 district championship victory.


The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder is a first-year starter at quarterback for the Big Reds. He replaced La’Darius Jefferson, who is in the running back rotation at MSU.

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