Georgia Tech commit will enroll early

Chris Martin (AJC/Michael Carvell)

Chris Martin (AJC/Michael Carvell)

Georgia Tech commit Chris Martin plans to be an early enrollee

Martin is a 3-star defensive end from Grayson High School who committed to Georgia Tech over Boston College and Pitt last month. He plans to start college classes in January.

“I think that’s what I’m trying to do because I just want to hurry up and get to Georgia Tech,” Martin said. “I’m really excited to just get there. Also, the quicker I get there, the quicker I get to play and get the feel for how everything is there.”

Here’s the rest of the five things you need to know from Martin:

2. On his predictions for Georgia Tech’s upcoming season: “Last year’s record (11-3) is the minimum. I want to at least get that again. I think (head coach Paul Johnson) is a really good coach and (defensive coordinator Ted Roof) is always going to get the defense ready. They also brought in a really good class this year as far as recruiting goes, and they return some great players, too.”

Paul Johnson (AP)

Paul Johnson (AP)

3. On how he is trying to convince his Grayson teammate, Bryce Morais, to switch to Georgia Tech: “He’s already committed to Boston College, but I’m trying to convince him to come on and join Georgia Tech. Every time I talk to him about it, he seems to agree with the reasons why he should join. We are just going to have to wait to see what he does.”

4. On who he thinks will be the next Tech commit: “I think one of them, well I’m hoping, is going to be the quarterback from Tucker – Garrett Rigby. He’s really fast and athletic. I hope he can go ahead and join.” (Note: Rigby received an offer from the Yellow Jackets earlier this month. His father told the AJC that Tech has always been a top school in his mind, but his son remains uncommitted.)

5. On his academic plans when he arrives at Tech: “I definitely want to do marketing management. Hopefully I graduate with a degree in that and then go into corporate America and make good money out of college if the NFL doesn’t work out.”

— By Chris Kirschner, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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