Martin, who notes that he is 6-4 1/2, 220 pounds, is scheduled to graduate in December from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Originally from Monroe, La., he signed with LSU, but his academic situation forced him to start college football at the juco level.
Martin came in before the Big Cat weekend to spend extra time with the coaches and players and get a feel for the program. “Now that I have seen how the players and coaches treat each other and how it is like family, Auburn is my leader,” he said. “They have a lot of fun.
“I also like Kodi Burns,” he said of Auburn’s new wide receivers coach, who returned to his alma mater earlier this year. “He is a cool coach.”
Making the trip with his father and a coach, Martin said, “They loved it. It was good to see them happy and having fun. I think that could really win me over to Auburn.”
Martin said he isn’t in a hurry to make a college choice and may wait until after the season. He is also considering Florida and Mississippi State. The wide receiver notes that he plans to be back in Auburn for an official visit this fall.
Asked about what has colleges interested in signing him, Martin said, “I am explosive off the ball and I have outstanding jumping ability. I know how to read a defense and pick it apart. I have soft hands and I am quick and fast.”
A standout in track and field in high school, he won a state championship in high school and has a personal-best of seven feet, two inches for the high jump.
Asked about his trip to Auburn, he said, “The Big Cat visit, I enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun and one of the things that got my attention is they are graduating a lot of the athletes and I need my degree.
“I really like the family atmosphere at Auburn and that is why they are my number one,” he added.