2022 two-sport stud Kaden Martin talks future, Elite 11 prep and releases college commitment plans

The elite 2022 Knoxville Catholic product talked about switching between baseball and football, as well as how he’s preparing for the Elite 11 and what the immediate future could hold. He also announced on Twitter when his long-term plans would be finalized.

It’s no secret that Knoxville Catholic two-sport star Kaden Martin is a hot commodity.

The Tennessee legacy took part in this weekend’s Rocky Top 7-on-7 with his team, Legend Elite, in Gatlinburg.

During that time, Martin took a few minutes to talk about his plans for the immediate future.

He discussed preparing for the Elite 11 quarterback competition next week but also mentioned a potential move before college.

Kaden’s father, former Tennessee QB and ex-Vols wide receivers coach Tee Martin, has made a jump to the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. With that in mind, the younger Martin said he and his family have not yet reached a decision as to whether the two-sport threat might make a transition to a school close to Baltimore or whether he might stay at Knoxville Catholic through his senior year.

“We’re weighing both choices pretty highly right now,” Martin said.

Whether that move happens or not, Martin’s plans for the next level will already be finalized.

He said on Sunday night that he will be making his college commitment this Wednesday, March 3, in the gym at Knoxville Catholic.

Currently, Martin’s top six choices include Miami, Kentucky, Arizona State, Oregon, Tennessee and Georgia Tech.

Each of those schools has well-respected programs in baseball and football, and Martin has said he will continue to do both at the next level. 

He even emphasized how much both mean to him in the video at the top. Martin smiled when baseball was brought up, but he also bounced back to football when discussing the appeal of Tony Vitello’s Tennessee program.

Regardless of his destination, Martin should make an immediate impact on the gridiron and on the diamond.

Note: At the time this video was taken, Tennessee’s baseball team was 6-0. The Vols are now 7-2 after losing to Indiana State twice this weekend.