I talked to Chris Martin again today and he confirmed what some media outlets had been reporting from his facebook page, that he indeed is transferring to Florida.
Martin said Florida was the only school he considered once he made the choice to leave Cal. He had already taken a visit there during high school and had considered going there after he decommitted to Notre Dame.
Martin said he will indeed be subjected to NCAA transfer rules and have to sit out this season. He also said that Jeff Tedford’s friendship with Florida coach Urban Meyer didn’t factor into his decision, only to say that Tedford “was supportive of it.”