Martin to Stay In-State

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On Friday of last week, Virginia Tech added a commitment from one of the top prospects in the state of Virginia. George Washington-Danville safety Cameron Martin , who has received nine scholarship offers, verbally committed to the Hokies last week.

“Yeah he’s committed,” GW-Danville Head Coach Dan Newell said. “He committed on Friday afternoon. He’s very excited about it.”

Martin decided to commit to Virginia Tech shortly after narrowing his list of schools to four.

“Originally he wanted to narrow his list down at the end of May,” Newell said. “At that point, he would decide who he wanted to visit again during the summer and decide by fall. He narrowed it down to four schools at the end of May – UVa, Virginia Tech, NC State, and Tennessee. While I was in the process of notifying all of the schools who had offered him that this is what he was doing, he came in and said he didn’t want to visit anymore schools this summer and he was solid on what he wanted to do. I talked to his Dad and he agreed it was a done deal that he was going to Virginia Tech. He felt strongly enough about his decision so he went ahead and committed.”

Virginia Tech’s coaches impressed Martin and his family. The Hokies, who were the first school to officially offer a scholarship, were led by primary recruiter Kevin Rogers as well as Billy Hite.

“Well originally he was very excited about Virginia Tech offer,” Newell said. “They were the first to offer him. Then once other schools came into the picture he started to get more open. He decided to let other schools come in and talk to him during the Spring. He visited Virginia and NC State. But during the month of May, Coach Beamer came in to visit with Cameron and that really hit home with the family. He and [Army Head Coach] Bobby Ross were the only head coaches to come into the school in May. Coach Hite visited the first time and then Coach Beamer came with Kevin Rogers the second time. I think that made a big impact.”

Martin is a 6-2, 190 pound prospect who runs the 40 in around 4.5 seconds. Last season Martin made 72 total tackles including 42 solo efforts, had five interceptions and seven pass break-ups. He earned all-district and all-region honors, and was voted Western Valley district defensive Player of the Year.