As the offers continue to add up for Bamberg-Ehrhardt (S.C.) junior defensive end Martin Aiken, the 6-foot-3, 245-pounder has lost count of exactly how many he has.
"That's something only God knows," he joked.
A Rivals250 prospect, Aiken is one of the most coveted recruits in the South. Most recently, Notre Dame and Marshall pulled the trigger, joining a list of programs that includes many of college football's most well-known schools.
"I think Florida is a school that could be next," Aiken said. "That's a school that has been by in the spring to see me. "
For now, Aiken claims nobody leads.
"I'm just trying to get to see more places because if I say somebody leads, I know I'll overlook some things," Aiken said. "I'm going to give everybody a chance. They gave me a chance by taking the time to look at my tape and offer me. So I want to give them a chance."
Thus far, Aiken has visited Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech, South Carolina and Tennessee.
"I'm going to Pitt this summer," Aiken said. "I'm also thinking about trying to get to Miami of Ohio and Illinois. Some of the schools I know I won't be able to visit because it costs so much to make it there. But those are the ones I can look online and look at the pictures, talk to the coaches, read up and ask questions. If I feel like it's one of my top schools and I haven't been there, I'll probably try to take an official there."
That said, Aiken thinks a summertime pledge is possible.
"I may try to commit in July," he said.
According to Aiken, friends ask "every single day" which way he might be leaning.
But, "I keep everything to myself," Aiken said. "The only people I talk to are my coaches and my mom."