SAN ANTONIO—Chicago offensive lineman Roland Martin talks about his commitment status, Oklahoma and his upcoming official visits during an exclusive OUInsider.com interview on the eve of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game.
OUInsider.com: What is the latest on your commitment status?
Martin: "I'm keeping everybody on the same level. I'm not going to put anybody in front of anybody. I'm just going to sit back, take all my visits and then make my decision."
OUInsider.com: What official visits do you have left?
Martin: "Of course, I'm going to Oklahoma, I think on Jan. 9. I'm going to Tennessee at some point and probably another school that I haven't decided on yet."
OUInsider.com: Is Oklahoma your leader?
Martin: "I don't have a leader right now, because I really haven't been to everybody's school to check their facilities, academics and stuff like that."
OUInsider.com: You and Chris Patterson, who committed to Oklahoma this summer, attend different high schools in Chicago, but are close friends. Will that relationship influence your commitment?
Martin: "No, it won't, not at all."
OUInsider.com: What schools are in your top three?
Martin: "I don't have a list. It's all level. Everybody's on the same page."
OUInsider.com: Do you have a top five?
Martin: "The schools I'm thinking about are Oklahoma, Tennessee, Michigan State and a couple of other schools."
OUInsider.com: Any idea when you plan to make your decision?
Martin: "Probably on Signing Day, but possibly a day or two before."
OUInsider.com: What do you like about Oklahoma?
Martin: "The coaching staff, especially Coach Wilson. He's a great guy."
OUInsider.com: What will be the deciding factor in your decision?
Martin: "Players and coaches."
OUInsider.com: When you make your official visit to Oklahoma, what will you be looking at the most?
Martin: "I really want to learn more about the school itself. I can't wait to learn more about the players and find out what they're like."
OUInsider.com: Last question, who is going to win the Sugar Bowl?
Martin: "I think Oklahoma is going to beat the hell out of them (LSU). I believe Oklahoma was really just playing around with Kansas State. I think the final score will be 36-12."
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