Posted: 9:55 pm Friday, January 28th, 2011

Palm Beach Central DL Max Martial commits to FIU 

By Matt Porter

Florida International picked up on Friday its second Palm Beach County commit of this year’s senior class.

Martial

Martial

Palm Beach Central defensive lineman Max Martial committed to the Golden Panthers, joining Atlantic wide receiver Ezekiel Turner in FIU’s incoming class.

Martial (6-3, 265) played tight end his junior season but switched to defensive line before the season. He played every position on the line and will slot somewhere — he doesn’t yet know where — in FIU’s 4-3 defense.

“I’ll see at camp what I can do,” Martial said. “The defense that they run, I think I fit in well.

Martial said it was a thrill to meet head coach Mario Cristobal.

“He’s a great guy. Amazing guy,” Martial said of Cristobal. “He’s an amazing person.”