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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Chris Martin

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
CaliforniaCOMMITTED (12/14/2009)Offered12/11/2009Tosh Lupoi, Kenwick Thompson
ColoradoNoneOfferedNone
FloridaNoneOffered11/27/2009
GeorgiaNoneOfferedNone
NebraskaNoneOfferedNone
N. CarolinaNoneOfferedNoneJohn Blake
Notre DameNoneOffered10/16/2009
OklahomaNoneOffered11/13/2009
OregonNoneOfferedNone
StanfordNoneOfferedNone
UCLANoneOfferedNone
USCNoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Chris Martin

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Camp settingby Barry Every - 08/13/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitDivision I Player
On the Hoof: Every time you see Martin he is bigger and more muscular. He is already the size of Julius Peppers back when he was a junior in college.
Needs Improvement: Has played his whole varsity career as a linebacker and will now have to learn to play with his hand on the ground.
Most Impressive: To this point, he has been sensational on special teams for a big guy running down field looking to take someone's head off. But his growth potential combined with athleticism is almost off the charts.
Conclusion: It's possible that he will end up a 6-5, 280-pound strongside defensive end with enough speed to catch any quarterback from the backside. Don't be surprised if he has an impact as a true freshman.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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5-star linebacker transfers to Florida07/21/2010InsidetheGators.com
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Ready to Roar, Part 11: Keenan Allen05/17/2010GoldenBearReport.com
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Ready to Roar, Part 5: Cecil Whiteside02/22/2010GoldenBearReport.com
Ready to Roar, Part 4: Gabe King02/16/2010GoldenBearReport.com
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Class of 2010: Top 25 recruiters02/08/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Cal's Lupoi named recruiter of the year02/08/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Roundtable: Who surprised on Signing Day?02/06/2010Rivals.com College Football
Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the Pac-1002/04/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Martin, King, Allen Visit Cal02/01/2010GoldenBearReport.com
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Martin comes full circle in pledge12/14/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Category rankings: Defensive ends11/17/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Video: Chris Martin off the edge09/22/2009Rivals.com
2010 U.S. Army Player of the Year Watch List announced09/18/2009RivalsHigh
Martin sets the record straight09/17/2009TrojanSports.com
What Irish Eyes haven't seen09/17/2009TrojanSports.com
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Heaps highlights Palo Alto NIKE Camp05/18/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Inititial position rankings for 2010 released05/07/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Martin's move a done deal05/07/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Five-star prospects commit to Army AA Bowl03/19/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Initial 2010 Rivals100 big on Texas talent03/11/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video: Chris Martin lays the wood02/25/2009Rivals.com
Martin decides early02/06/2009NorCalPreps.com
'I'm 100-percent Irish'02/04/2009IrishIllustrated.com
NoCal 2010 LB has multiple offers02/03/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army Daily Rewind: Gameday headlines01/03/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Top juniors selected as first 2010 Army All-Americans01/03/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Two on top for Martin12/16/2008IrishIllustrated.com
2010 Spotlight: Linebackers12/09/2008TrojanSports.com
Martin’s heard a lot about UGA, now has offer11/14/2008UGASports.com
Irish get an 'A' from Martin08/09/2008IrishIllustrated.com
Irish move on Martin08/06/2008IrishIllustrated.com
Top talent to compete at Top Gun Showcase07/18/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Martin checks out L.A. schools06/27/2008StudentSportsFootball.com
Martin checks out L.A. schools06/27/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Barkley, Kennard power Rising Star Camp06/25/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Rising Stars Preview06/24/2008TrojanSports.com
Martin a Rising Star06/12/2008TrojanSports.com
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Palo Alto NIKE Camp Hot 1105/23/2008StudentSportsFootball.com
Martin looks like one of the elite national juniors05/22/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Stanford Nike Camp: Defensive review05/22/2008StudentSportsFootball.com
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Stats

Defense
Year TckTFLSckInt
2008 (Jr.)115404-
2007 (So.)108-42

Chris Martin reminds us of...

Julius Peppers - DE Wilson, NC Ht: 6'7"Wt: 283 lbs Team: Carolina Panthers