Martin to Florida almost unfair
July, 21, 2010
By Jamie Newberg, ESPN Recruiting
You have to be kidding me. Four-star DE Chris Martin is going to Florida? Martin, the No. 10 defensive end prospect in the 2010 class, signed with Cal back in February but asked for, and was granted, his release this week. He elected to transfer to the Gators on Wednesday, making Florida's already unbelievable defensive line class that much better. In all my years of covering recruiting, I have never seen one team assemble a group of down linemen this impressive. It's not even close. Martin, who decommitted from Notre Dame before signing with Cal, also considered Florida, USC and Oklahoma back on national signing day. In reality, Florida was always at or near the top of Martin's short list during the recruiting process, but the events that took place in December in Gainesville scared him off.