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Nebraska secures QB's two-star brother

1/31/2013

Two-star athlete Drake Martinez (Laguna Beach, Calif./Laguna Beach), the younger brother of Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez, committed Wednesday to sign with the Huskers, Omaha.com reports.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior officially visited Nebraska on Oct. 26. Last weekend, he completed an official with Michigan State and had planned to visit with Vanderbilt this weekend. Tennessee and San Diego State also recruited him.

This fall, Drake rushed for 1,613 yards and scored 34 touchdowns, earning an all-county selection.

According to Omaha.com, he could play safety for Nebraska, and ESPN agrees: "Martinez is a two-way standout as a running back and safety/outside linebacker, but we feel he is a much better player on defense and a more natural fit there for the next level. Is tall, long and lean with excellent frame development upside."

Nebraska now has 23 verbals for 2013.