Danville (Va.) George Washington Danville safety Cameron Martin grew up a Hokie fan, so he's obviously excited that Virginia Tech has already put a scholarship offer on the table. Does that mean Martin is leaning towards Blacksburg as a college destination?
"To tell you the truth, before I started getting mail I had pretty much decided that I wanted to play at Tech," said Martin. "And now that they've offered, it's definitely a possibility. But things started to get a little more confusing when I saw letters from Georgia, Tennessee, NC State and some others come in. I'd say that I'm pretty open right now."
Martin has received mail from Tech, Maryland, Virginia, Boston College, NC State, West Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Penn State and several others. The Hokies were the first to offer, but more should be on the way.
As a junior, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound safety recorded 72 tackles and five interceptions in the secondary, and started at quarterback in his school's option offense, scoring several touchdowns on the ground. Martin earned all-conference honors as a defensive back, and was Co-Player of the Year in his conference. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, but don't even begin to think that his game is finesse.
"I'm not a soft player at all," laughed Martin. "I go out on that field and I love to hit. I like to hang around back there in the secondary and lay out on receivers, and I like coming up near the line and hitting backs."
What will be some of the things Martin considers when he's making his decision?
"I don't want to go somewhere and have to just sit on the bench for a couple of years. I want to play right away, whether it's on defense or on special teams. I know I might not start right away, but I'll be looking at playing time for sure."