"We were eating lunch and Coach Diaz ate with us," Cameron Martin told StateFans. "We talked the whole time about the school and at the end he said they were offering me a scholarship. I talked to Coach Amato a little bit too and he's different then a lot of coaches. I know he's about business but he seems like a laid back guy to me."
N.C. State is the sixth program to officially offer Martin a scholarship, joining a host of strong regional programs.
"The schools that have offered me are [Virginia] Tech, N.C. State, UVA, West Virginia, Boston College, and Maryland, but there's really no clear favorite right now. Georgia, Michigan, Georgia Tech, and Tennessee are recruiting me too."
Cameron's unofficial visit to Raleigh included a tour of the facilities and watching N.C. State's annual Spring Game.
"I was very impressed with the facilities," he said. "I got a real good impression of the N.C. State team after the Spring game. I watched their safeties because that's what I play, and N.C. State gives them a lot of freedom to just make plays."
"I liked the schemes they used on defense too. They don't have a lot of big, slow guys and everyone can run. I was real impressed with their safety, Maddox, and the defensive end who was a freshman last year, Williams."
The Wolfpack reportedly had over 15,000 fans in attendance for the Spring Game, and Martin was surprised by the amount of people who showed up to watch.
"I was shocked," he remarked. "When they told me about the spring game I figured a few people would be there but not that many. My dad went to with me too, and he thought the same thing."
The NC State unofficial visit was the first of many during April as Martin heads to Virginia on the 17th, Virginia Tech the 24th, and will likely squeeze in a visit to Maryland as well. As the offers continue to pour in, don't expect an early decision from Cameron, who was quick to point out that he didn't have a leader.
"I plan on taking my time and unless someone just blows me away, I don't see myself making an early decision. I know it will definitely be after May because that's when all the coaches can come and talk to me."
Martin Report: The Western Valley Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Cameron also earned first team all-district honors as well as second team all-region honors. Played eight games last season with a handcast supporting a broken finger. Led his team in tackles (72) and interceptions (5). Instinctive prospect who's a natural football player.