No Favorites, but Tech is on Aiken's Mind

Martin Aiken, a defensive tackle out of Bamberg, South Carolina, said he is having trouble keeping track of all the offers he has received, but he hasn't lost sight of Georgia Tech during his recruitment.

A junior at Bamberg Ehrhardt High School, Martin Aiken has been in contact with Tech coach Mike Sewak and he is excited with what he has heard from the coach.

"(Sewak) told me that they're going to do whatever they can to get me to Georgia Tech," Aiken said. "He's told me everything there is to know about Tech."

Aiken has visited Atlanta a few times for a Junior Day and an unofficial visit to tour the campus. During those visits, he was impressed with everything Tech had to offer, but doesn't want to play favorites just yet.

"I am open to everyone right now," Aiken said. "I won't be making a favorites list for a while – I'm going to wait until the summer at least."

While he waits to make that list, Aiken will have his hands full with other sports. With basketball season just finishing, Aiken also competes in the shotput and discus throw on the Bamberg Ehrhardt High Track and Field team. According to Aiken, both events are good for building strength in his hips, which will help him on the defensive line when he returns to the football field.

After a tough loss in the South Carolina state championship in 2010, Bamberg Ehrhardt will be looking to return to the title game with hopes to win it all in 2011. Aiken has set a state championship as the main goal in his senior year, and he is hoping to have a ring on his finger when he enters college, no matter where that destination might be.


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