April 7, 2010

Becton-Martin visiting Mississippi State

In one season, Tray Becton-Martin has transformed himself into a highly sought after receiver.

The 5-foot-10, 157-pounder had spent his whole career as a quarterback but moved out wide following a transfer to Briarcrest Christian (Tenn.) forming quite a tandem with signal caller Michael Johnson.

"The transition was hard because it was my first year playing receiver," Becton-Martin said. "I had to watch other receivers in college and see how they did it. I did pretty good though. I caught 40 passes for 602 yards and 10 touchdowns."

Becton-Martin has picked up an early offer from Memphis and has drawn interest from the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Miami, Missouri, Mississippi State, Oregon, Tennessee and Virginia especially after his strong showing at the U.S. Army Underclassmen Combine in January.

"Recruiting has been going well," Becton-Martin said. "After the U.S. Army Combine that I went to things have started picking up a little bit. Schools seem to be a little more interested. Some schools may just be interested in me because I went to that camp so I like the schools that already liked me before I went to that camp."

Becton-Martin was named to the Offensive All-Combine team as an honorable mention at the prestigious combine in San Antonio, Texas.

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