According to a tweet from Tom VanHaaren of ESPN.com, Martin is now listed in the NCAA transfer database, the first step in what would potentially be a move away from Ann Arbor. For what it’s worth, there has been no confirmation from either the wide receiver or the U-M football program.
A four-star member of that 2017 class, Martin was rated as the No. 1 player at any position in the state of Iowa. Martin ultimately chose U-M over, among others, his home state Iowa Hawkeyes.
According to HawkCentral.com, “[s]ources close to the situation have indicated Iowa is a possible destination for Martin,” whose family lives less than a half-hour from Kinnick Stadium.
A shoulder injury played a role in Martin not seeing the field as a true freshman and taking a redshirt season. This past season, Martin caught 11 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. He also ran once for another 11 yards.
Barring something out of the ordinary rearing its head, Martin would have to sit out the 2019 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. That would then leave the receiver with two years of eligibility he can begin using in 2020.