With over two more years of high school to go, don’t expect a decision any time soon from East Forsyth (NC) 2019 safety Khalid Martin. But that doesn’t mean Martin is fully waiting. He’s in the midst of a series of visits that has already provided a bit of clarity about his options.
Martin, now at nine offers after West Virginia joined the fray Tuesday, has made a stop at three of his suitors in as many weekends. And another could get a visit soon, as he plans his next moves.
“Really, when I go to colleges, because I’m still young, they can’t show too much love,” Martin said. “I look at how they look at academics for athletes. I see how they treat their players off the field. At the end of the day not everyone will be a starter. I wanna see how they get treated as well. Everything is about family with me. In order to leave my family and go to a college, I’ve gotta see how they treat each other and how they are as a family.”
Last weekend, Martin made his second visit to Virginia Tech. He also visited in February for a junior day. The stop put a few important aspects in perspective for Martin.
“I liked how the DB coach (Brian Mitchell) gives a lot of energy to the defense,” he said. “The DBs, how they reacted to the scrimmage, it was beautiful. Everyone is up-tempo, cheering each other on and everyone is making plays for each other. I really liked that.”
While Martin said he spoke with Mitchell, his closest bond is with assistant coach Charley Wiles, his primary recruiter.
“He’s a funny guy, he’s real cool and down to earth,” Martin said. “You can see he’s passionate about what he does and it gets results on the field. When I went up there, they just told me...
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