Three-star defensive end Sci Martin re-affirmed his commitment to TCU after taking official visits Alabama (Jan. 15) and LSU (Jan. 22), but that was before coach Nick Saban and coach Les Miles came through New Orleans to speak with the talented pass-rusher.
Coincidence or not, Martin did not sign his letter of intent on National Signing Day. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound product from McDonogh 35 High School (New Orleans) has delayed his signing to further weigh his options, a source told SEC Country.
The LSU and Alabama coaching staffs made Martin feel wanted, leading to some uncertainty heading into Wednesday.
Previously, Louisiana’s No. 34 prospect told SEC Country that LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron made it clear that the Tigers want Martin in Baton Rouge, La., for next season.
“They need me there. (Coach Orgeron) was explaining why they need me,” Martin said. “They see me rushing off the edge. (I would fit in) pretty well.”
Regarding a potential flip, Martin also told SEC Country anything was possible in the aftermath of his official visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala., and that included a delayed signing.
“It takes a guy with a different heart to be an Alabama football player. It takes a tough mind to be an Alabama football player. That’s why they always win football games,” Martin said last month.
“They want to make sure that I am 110 percent sure that when I sign those papers. They don’t want me to have second thoughts and change my mind. They want to make sure that I am intrigued with their program and that I’ll be happy there.”