DB Pat Martin (6-0 192) of JL Mann visited Tennessee this weekend and the Vols now lead for his services. "Tennessee sells itself," said Martin, "but the coaches did a really good job of letting me know how I would fit in."
Martin said after Tennessee, USC, North Carolina, and LSU are even. "Tennessee is my wife," he said, "and the others are my girlfriends." He had planned to visit LSU in July but has changed his mind. "I think I'll go back to Tennessee twice in July," he said.
He also has decided to go to USC's showcase camp on July 23. Martin said he talks regularly with USC recruiter Shawn Elliott, and in fact he exchanged e-mails with him on Sunday.
His offers are from USC, Tennessee, LSU, UCLA, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Maryland, Minnesota, Cincinnati, and Louisville. Martin plans to make his decision later this summer before school starts.