Martin's hungry, driven

Martin's hungry, driven

Grayson is going to have a very strong defensive line in 2014 and rising-junior Chris Martin will be part of that. He has been impressive early this summer on the camp circuit...

Chris Martin showed up at the MVP Camp last Sunday and left as one of the top three at his position.

He then attended a camp at Georgia Thursday and Scout named him as a top performer there. Martin caught defensive line coach Tracy Rocker's attention and defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt's attention there.

The 6-foot-2, 242 pound rising-junior defensive end plays hard, gets after the quarterback, and he is working for that first offer.

"I want it (first offer) bad," said Martin. "I workout every day, I am hungry for it, and I am driven. I know I am not the biggest, so I want to get out and show everyone what I can do."

Martin has been successful in doing that so far.

He impressed Scout at both camps this summer and Coach Rocker showed him a lot of attention in Athens, Ga. Thursday.

"Coach Rocker talked to me a lot and he gave me his number, he asked me to follow him on Twitter, and he wants me to stay in touch with him.

"He really liked my get-off, my lean, and my speed at the camp. I will be back to camp at Georgia again this summer."

The Loganville (Ga.) Grayson defensive lineman "really likes" Georgia, but he grew up a fan of another SEC program - LSU.

He likes how the Tigers play.

"LSU plays with emotion and they fly to the football and that is how I play. I play with a motor, with fire, and with a lot of emotion."

LSU is not one of the schools showing interest in Martin at this time. Many others are though. Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, and North Carolina are some of those.

Martin will camp at Georgia Tech Saturday, then camp at Duke later this month before getting back to Georgia to workout for the Bulldog coaches once more.

He already has a teammate in the 2015 class committed to Georgia and another 2016 teammate with five offers - both play beside Martin on the defensive line and he is ready for his first offer to arrive.

"I am thinking about it a lot and I want it bad," said Martin.

It will come. The more schools that see Martin, the more they will like him.

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