Fort Walton Beach (Fla.) Choctawhatchee defensive lineman Chris Martin, a Rivals100 to watch selection, has two early scholarship offers and is getting serious attention from a number of other programs. In an exclusive interview with Rivals.com, Martin breaks down his recruitment and names two leaders.
"Everything is going good (with recruiting)," Martin said. "I have offers from Central Florida and Alabama, but I've got a bunch of schools looking at me, I am hoping they offer me soon."
Ole Miss, Auburn, Clemson, Minnesota and Florida State all have shown some interest in the 6-foot-5, 290-pounder.
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Two teams are currently on top for Martin.
"I don't really have a leader," he said. "But I'd say Alabama and Ole Miss are my top two."
Lance Thompson is recruiting Martin for the Crimson Tide. He visited Bama unofficially last fall for Tide's homecoming game against Florida International.
"I like Alabama because of the fact that I know a bunch of people that have gone to Bama," he said. "They have a really nice campus and from what I hear it's a good academic program."
Martin recently took in Junior Days at both Ole Miss and Auburn.
"(Ole Miss) was beautiful," he said. "The indoor practice facility is great and everything is real nice. They haven't offered yet, but I am in contact with the coaches."
This past weekend, Martin took in Auburn's Junior Day.
"It was nice," he said. "We got to watch a scrimmage and that was really cool. I got to see how the defensive line was moving around, which was good."
Martin is looking forward to a future unofficial visit to UCF.
"I have never seen the campus," he said. "I've seen pictures of it, though and it seems nice. I like UCF."
Brent Key is recruiting Martin for the Golden Knights.
Martin said that an early decision isn't likely and talked about what will be important to him when picking a program.
"The amount of time I get to play (is important)," he said. "I want to play and then there is the education. I am looking to major in physical training or coaching. I want to be a coach or physical trainer."
Martin plays defensive end in high school, but projects as a defensive tackle in college. He had 46 total tackles and eight sacks during his junior year.