In fact, the 6-foot-2, 165-pound wide receiver deemed the Mountaineers his clear leader a few months back. After sorting through a variety of dates to take in an official visit, Martin finally settled on this upcoming weekend to make the trek north.
“I’m just looking to have a good time and see the coaches,” Martin said. “I want to get a real good feel for the campus and see if it’s something I really like. I just want to get there and see the entire place.”
Over the last several months the West Virginia staff has made the recruitment of Martin a top priority. His steady contact with the staff has gone a long way into building a solid bond – something that has given him a comfort level with the Mountaineers.
“We just talk a lot but our conversations may be brief,” Martin explained. “We talk almost every day it seems, or when it’s allowed. We just talk about little things, about games, when they can come see me or just when they want me to come up. It’s always a good talk.”
Despite placing West Virginia at the top of his list, other schools have continued to recruit the Scout.com three-star prospect. However, it’s clear the Mountaineers are the team to beat.
“There are other schools still in the mix for me,” Martin admitted. “I would say Louisville is still in the hunt. But West Virginia is easily No. 1 with me.”
Could this weekend’s visit seal the deal for the Mountaineers?
“It’s possible. It could happen.”
BlueGoldNews.com will have more with Martin following his official visit.