"I've followed the Tennessee Volunteers for a long time. I'm a big fan, so I am going to take my first visit there unofficially in August. On the same trip, I am going to stay at my uncle's house in North Carolina and visit the campus of North Carolina State--just to see what they have to offer.
"Louisville has a lot of players leaving or going to the NFL, so their depth chart will be open and I could get some playing time. I also visited and liked their campus. The people get along well and are really into the sport--lots of football colors and symbols. After it being so cold at home, the hot weather at Louisville felt real nice," Martin said.
"I haven't been to Wisconsin yet but I know I like them because they have big line back and a tradition of running games. If I went there, I know they'd bring me to my fullest potential as a running back.
"California offered me about a month ago and I've really considered them just because it seems fun there and they have warm weather. It's just been hard to visit 'cause it's so far away," Martin said.
"I am looking for three things in a college. Coaching staff, because this is the only chance I'll have to pick who I want to play for. Location, because I'm sick of playing in the cold--a warm place would be a plus. And playing time, because I don't want to be sitting behind three or four other running backs just to get a moment on the field.
"I love football because of the challenge of getting out there and beating the opponent," Martin said.
"I'd like to make my decision before the season starts; preferably by my eighteenth birthday in September. So the colleges are something I'm really starting to think about."
Martin benches 245 pounds. Martin reports a 2.6 core GPA and rescheduled his ACT for June 10.