Just rising juniors, the Martin twins are 2014 prospects who have two more years of high school remaining. But, on the first day of the spring evaluation period, NC State assistant coach Rob Moxley watched them play instead of top 2013 targets, much less other 2014 recruits.
"That meant a lot," said Caleb. "Knowing back then that they could have went to see anyone else but coach [Moxley] came to see us first, it showed how interested they were and how much they cared about us.
"That really stood out. It was good to see how eager they were and how much they believed in me and my brother."
The Mocksville (NC) Davie County duo followed up on that attention by attending State's team camp in the summer with the rest of their high school teammates. The visit allowed them to spend a couple of days on the Wolfpack's campus while also spending more time with the coaches and players.
"We went to the team camp and we just felt so comfortable around them," said Caleb. "We felt like we had been there already several times. We got to know the coaches more and spend more time in the facility... just get a better feel for it all."
NC State was one of the first schools to offer the twins a scholarship, and VCU, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Tennessee and Miami had offered prior to their commitment to NC State.
Consensus top-35 prospects nationally, the duo would likely have landed several more scholarship offers had they elected to drag out their recruitment. However, they found what they were looking for in NC State.
"We've been thinking about it for a while and put a lot of thought into it," said Caleb. "When you look at everything, it kind of adds up to what all we're looking for. It's close to home where my mom can come see us and people from Davie can come see us play.
"The program is strong and the coaches are great. Plus, they are recruiting a lot of great players... other players that we feel like you would want to play with and that was a factor too."
One of those players is current Wolfpack freshman Tyler Lewis. The 5-foot-11 point guard played AAU or Team Loaded, the same program that Caleb and Cody suit up for on the circuit so they both were very familiar with how Lewis plays.
"Just knowing that Tyler is a good player and he shares the ball tremendously, you have to like that," Caleb said. "He wants to feed you the ball and is such a great player. Of course you want to play with players like him."
Checking in at 6-foot-7 and 180 pounds, Caleb is your prototypical wing. He is comfortable playing on the perimeter, where he can knock down 3-pointers or attack the basket off the dribble. He is also considered a very good passer and playmaker with the ball in his hands.
How does he think he and his brother will fit NC State's system?
"I think we both fit great," said Caleb. "I think I will spend most of the time on the wing, probably at shooting guard. I'll be slashing and driving to the basket, but I can also shoot and if a smaller guy is on me take him inside.
"We are both versatile in how we play, but I play a little more on the perimeter, that's where I'm at more."