Palmetto Safety Gets Duke Offer

Pat Martin, safety from Greenville-Mann, S.C., received his third scholarship offer Thursday from an ACC program. Martin talked about the latest news naming a pair of favorites.

"Duke offered me," said Pat Martin. "It's a nice offer. I spoke to coach Jones, and he is real nice. He is the DB [defensive back] coach. He was talking to me about life and how bad he wanted me. He was saying how I fit their defense.

"I am going to try to visit Duke sometime soon. I like the fact that if I go there there and if I didn't make it to the NFL I would end up with an A-plus job."

Martin holds scholarship offers from Duke, Minnesota and UCLA. It's two other schools on his leader board.

"My favorite schools are Florida and Bama," he said. "I love their ability to put guys in the NFL. I like the coaches swag. They make their players play with a chip on their shoulder. I love that."

Martin will take an unofficial visit Saturday with Hakeem Flowers to Georgia Tech and next week to South Carolina.

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