There’s a possibility that Trinity Christian (Fla.) three-star running back Rasheed Martin could play with a couple of his teammates at the next level.
Whether or not that works out, Martin is getting himself ready for that stage. North Carolina, Virginia Tech, NC State, Marshall and Georgia Southern have all made him offers to play on their stage. But while Martin is taking in visits, he’s also looking for the right match.
“I’m looking for the right coach to play for and the right school that’ll fit me,” Martin said. “I don’t care about the distance. I like the spread offense, though. But it really doesn’t bother me.”
One of those Martin is looking strongly at is Virginia Tech. He visited Blacksburg with his teammates over the summer, but Martin has done a bit of research himself, too and heard a bit more from former Trinity Christian wide receiver Isaiah Ford when Ford visited last weekend.
“I believe Virginia Tech’s a nice school,” Martin said. “I’d like to go there. Isaiah told me he liked the atmosphere and that it was nice. He recommended it.”
Assistant coach Charley Wiles has also given Martin plenty of recommendation on the Hokies. Wiles was on hand Friday to watch Trinity Christian.
“He seems like a nice coach, very energetic,” Martin said. “He’s straight up with you. They want me to take another visit. They like my quickness and how I can operate in space and make people miss.”
Virginia Tech is also an option for Martin to join two of his teammates, four-stars Shaun Wade and D.J. Matthews. Wade committed to Ohio State in January of 2015, while Matthews committed to Florida State since July of 2014. Both have kept their options open, however.
“I should be making another visit to Virginia Tech with Shaun and DJ,” Martin said. “I’d love to play with those guys. We’ve been talking about it since we were in Pop Warner.”
But Martin is keeping other options open as well. On Sept. 17, Martin made an unofficial visit to NC State for the Wolfpack’s win over Old Dominion.
“The visit was nice,” Martin said. “I liked the coaches. They seem really cool up there. I enjoyed watching them play. Overall, I believe that’s a nice school to go to.”
Martin said he hopes to take in visits to Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Georgia Southern and Marshall in the coming months. At this point, though, there’s no definitive date for a decision.
“I’m probably gonna wait ‘til after the football season,” Martin said. “I wanna take all my officials, so we’ll see.”