Profile - Chris Martin
Grayson High School (GA) athlete Chris Martin got the offer he was waiting for this week and he didn’t waste any time in making his college choice. The 6’2’-265 defensive lineman was offered on Thursday and after talking it over with his family during the night on Thursday and all day Friday, on Saturday he gave his verbal to Georgia Tech.
Martin called the Tech coaches early Saturday to give his verbal. “Boy was is exciting to be able to tell Coach (Mike) Pelton the news. I know Coach Pelton was excited about me commiting as was I." Chris will also be calling Coach Ted Roof and Coach Paul Johnson to give them the news.
Coach Roof visited Grayson Thursday and extended offers to both Martin and his teammate Bryce Morais. Now that he is a commit, Chris will be working on getting other recruits to join him as he he knows the recruits that have committed and the ones close to committing are very close to one another. They have a desire to bring a national championship to Georgia Tech
All it took was Coach Roof getting to see Chris practice for him to extend the offer. “He saw me practice and knew right then that he had to have me at Tech.” Coach Roof told Martin’s coach that he was going to expect big things out of Chris. Coach Roof told Chris's coach that he loved how his motor is constantly running and that he gives 100% effort on every single play.
Chris expects to grow more before he arrives at Tech. “I will put on more weight and get stronger.” Tech is looking for Chris to play the three technique at defensive tackle.
Having a close friendship with Tech freshman Kyle Henderson was a plus but not them main reason he committed to Georgia Tech. “He told me the positives and the negatives about Tech. I liked hearing both. Some recruits just tell you the positives and then low and behold you learn some negatives things that are really big reasons you might not want to be at a certain school.” Being able to play close to home was also a factor in Martin’s decision. The highly ranked Georgia Tech business school also played a role in the Martin decision.
The decision to commit to Tech went over well with Chris’ family. “My dad loves it. He is very big on education and he knows the reputation of Georgia Tech in the business world.” Chris’ mom loves it because he’ll be close to home. “I can tell you I am truly blessed to be in the situation I am. It is a perfect fit for me."