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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Former Cal recruit headed to Florida

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Linebacker Chris Martin, who signed with California in February but announced Tuesday that he was transferring, will end up at Florida, according to the Denver Post.

The Gainesville Sun reported that "because Martin took summer classes at Cal he’ll have to redshirt the 2010 season."

Martin was quoted Tuesday in a release from Cal saying his decision to transfer was based on his desire to "leave many of the distractions I have here at home in the Bay Area."

“When you’re distracted like that your heart isn’t fully focused on where it needs to be and it wasn’t out there,” he told the Sun. “I felt it was somewhere else, and I think I found the place (in UF).”