Westwood HS (Texas) QB RJ Martinez named to the scoutSMART High School Football America Academic All-American Watch List

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Congratulations to quarterback RJ Martinez of Round Rock Westwood High School in Austin, Texas on making the scoutSMART® High School Football America Academic All-American Watch List. Martinze, from the Class of 2021, owns a 4.0 GPA with an SAT score of 1050.

Martinez had an outstanding junior season in which he threw for over 3,400 yards with 29 touchdowns with only five interceptions. He completed over 67-percent of his passes. He also averaged 9.7 yards per carry while amassing 825 yards on the ground.

In August, he gave his verbal commitment to Northern Arizona.

RJ Martinez Junior Highlights

Martinez set a Texas state record in his last game of 2019 when he completed 50 of 76 passes for 606 yards and seven touchdowns, plus he ran the ball 13 times for 193 yards and three touchdowns. Martinez even caught a pass for two yards.

His 50 completions tied the state record held by current Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (Allen High School) and Paul Millard of Flower Mound Marcus High School. The 74 attempts was one short of the all-time single game record held by Johnny Manziel of Kerrville Tivy High School.

“RJ’s football IQ is off the charts. He understands where all 22 guys on the field need to be. He is a coach on the field who can make decisions that put us in great situations.”

Anthony Wood, Westwood Head Football Coach

In the Warriors’ season opening 37-8 win over San Antonio Southwest, Martinez completed 9-of-14 passes for 204 yards with three touchdowns. He also ran for a score.

scoutSMART uses its proprietary system that gives high school football student-athletes a scoutSMART FIT Score that analyzes a players’ stats, on-field skills and academics. scoutSMART then provides the information to college football coaches, at all-levels, around the nation.

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Below are who we’ve honored so far:

2020 Preseason Academic All-American Watch List

Kyle Brown, OG – Ridgeland (Georgia)

Preston Carr, DE – Person (North Carolina)

Noble Cooper, WR – Blythewood (South Carolina)

Tristan Cox, LB – Pulaski County (Kentucky)

Paul Davis, SS – Spring Valley (South Carolina)

Weston Howard, WR – Lake Placid (Florida)

Jayden Lucian, WR/Returner – La Costa Canyon (California)

Casen Olson, QB/S – Waynoka (Oklahoma)

Kyle Oroni, QB/DB – Batavia (Illinois)

Jacob Price, LB/FB – B.B. Comer Memorial (Alabama)

Zachary Robinson, QB – Nova (Florida)

Matt Russo, OL/DL – Depew (New York)

Gary Satterwhite, C/DT – Farrell (Pennsylvania)

Broc Simpson, K – Pulaski County (Virginia)

Keoke Toomer, LB – Ben Davis (Indiana)

Adam Turbide, RB/DE, LB – Mary Star of the Sea (California)

Braunson White, QB/Athlete – Whitehaven (Tennessee)

Ryan Wickersham, QB – Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana)

We will be honoring players throughout the 2020-21 season. Coaches, if you want to nominate a player, please email us at [email protected].

In May 2021, scoutSMART and High School Football America will announce its 2020-21 Academic All-American Team.

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.