Quarterback Adrian Martinez committed to the Huskers shortly after the hiring of Head Coach Scott Frost. The 6-2, 205-pound Martinez displayed his ability as both a passer and running threat for Coach George Petrissans at Clovis West High School in Fresno, Calif.
Martinez missed his senior season because of an injury but shined during his junior year. Martinez completed 220 of 366 passes for 2,562 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior, with just four interceptions. On the ground, Martinez ran for 1,462 yards and 14 touchdowns, with an average of better than eight yards per carry. Martinez led Clovis West to an 8-4 record and an appearance in the Central Section CIF playoffs. Martinez also led the offense as a sophomore, throwing for better than 1,600 yards and 14 touchdowns, while also rushing for better than 900 yards.
Martinez was ranked as the No. 56 player in the ESPN300 and the site also listed him as the No. 4 pocket passer in the country and among the top 10 players in California. He was listed among the top 25 players in the state of California by Rivals.com and 247Sports. Both services also ranked him among the nation’s top 10 dual-threat quarterbacks, with Rivals ranking Martinez as the nation's No. 98 overall prospect and 247Sports listing him as the No. 142 overall prospect in the United State. He was also selected to participate in the 2018 Under Armour High School All-America Game. Martinez also played basketball at Clovis West.
Martinez had dozens of scholarship offers and chose Nebraska over Tennessee. Martinez enrolled at Nebraska in January of 2018.