Dodge City (Kan.) Community College cornerback Kyle Martin (5-foot-9, 175 pounds) received an offer from the Arkansas State Red Wolves and it didn’t take him long to say yes.
As soon the Wichita, Kan., product received to the offer from Red Wolves assistant Brian Early and promptly accepted.
“I had been talking the coach Early since January via Twitter,’’ said Martin, who played high school football at Wichita Heights. “He stayed in touch all that time. I never thought they would pull the trigger but I ended up getting the opportunity from them and I took it.”
Arkansas State is Martin’s lone FBS offer. He will not sign a letter of intent but will show up for preseason practice which begins on Aug. 3. He has to take on summer course to graduate from Dodge City.
He has not seen the campus but plans to make an unofficial visit for the spring game on Friday.
“I have not seen the campus but I have talked to Justin McInnis and Kyle Wilson about it and Antwon Turnage. They all love it there. I haven’t talked with (Chris) Booker about it.”
McInnis and Booker were Martin’s teammates at Dodge City. Booker graduates this spring while McInnis is already on campus. Turnage is a commit who arrives in August with Martin and Wilson, a linebacker from Hutchinson Community College, is from Wichita.
“I’ve played against Kyle since little league,’’ he said. “We went to different schools but I have known him a long time. We’ve always played against each other.”
Wilson attended Wichita North while Martin played at Wichita Heights.
Martin will count toward the Class of 17.