Chris Wilson has a name familiar to Colorado Buffaloes fans. The famed defensive line coach worked with Gary Barnett for the Buffs in the early 2000s, and moved to a successful career in Oklahoma, Missouri, and eventually the Philadelphia Eagles when they won the Super Bowl. He leveraged his extensive connections and recruiting know-how to grab a huge recruit out of Arkansas in Tyas Martin.
Martin is from Jacksonville, Arkansas, another first time destination for the CU football program. Chris Wilson has a connection with Martin’s coaches and trainers, and that’s part of the reason that the Buffs went so hard. Martin picked CU over offers from Tennessee, Virginia Tech, North Texas, Kansas, and other offers. The 6’3, 320 pound defensive tackle is a national recruit and continues CU’s recruiting momentum in recent weeks.
He has one of my favorite highlight reels I’ve seen in a long time. For someone so large, he does a great job of being quick off the ball and in tight spaces. He uses his arms really well to get past the center, and he does a great job of pushing the line of scrimmage back. This is not your typical space-eater. He should be a great fit in Tyson Summer’s system as a Na’im Rodman-style player.