2015 LB Jimmy Martin talks camps, visits

Jimmy Martin is going to be just a sophomore this year, but that hasn’t stopped major college programs from showing interest in the Florida linebacker.

The 5-foot-11, 203-pound prospect broke on the scene with an impressive performance at the Under Armour combine in January. This past week, he visited schools across the Southeast and took part in various camps.

After a stop at Georgia Tech to start the trip, Martin visited Auburn last Saturday where he competed in the Tigers’ Mini-Camp II.

“I thought it went great,” Martin said. “The facilities here are excellent, the indoor, the weight room and also the talent out here. There was a lot of talent at the linebacker position, but I came out here to compete. I thought I did good.”

The next day, Martin was set to compete at Vanderbilt’s camp, but a hamstring injury shut him down. The injury also prevented him from attending Alabama’s camp on Monday and took the visit to Tuscaloosa off the schedule.

However, he still finished the trip with a visit to Tennessee on Tuesday where he was able to compete in their camp.

“I thought it went really well,” Martin said of the UT visit. “We toured the stadium, and we also got a chance to watch one of the Tennessee practices. The camp actually went really well, too. It was very fast-paced, a lot of talent and competitive.”

As a 2015 recruit, Martin has yet to receive a scholarship, but he believes it’s only a matter of time before they start coming in. For now, he’s enjoying the process.

“I like it,” Martin said. “I’m still getting the feel of it because later on when you get offers, you’ve got to humble yourself.”