New UGA target has Peach State ties

Justin Martin was offered a scholarship by Jeremy Pruitt last week. The new UGA target has ties to the Peach State and he grew up playing with a defensive back currently starting for the Dawgs...

First it was Texas that offered Justin Martin on Thursday October 2, then Georgia came a little later in the day.

Martin is a 6-foot-2, 179 pound corner out of Northeast Oklahoma A&M, a junior college. He grew up in the Peach State, so he is happy about this new offer.

"I mean, everybody wants to get offered to play for the school for the state you grew up in," said Martin. "So it is cool to get the offer from Georgia.

"Coach [Jeremy] Pruitt (Defensive coordinator) called me and told me how interested he is in me. He told me about their defensive back situation and that is how I found out about the offer."

The offer from the Dawgs gives Martin an even dozen.

The former star at Overton High School in Nashville, Tenn. Before that, he attended Shiloh High School in Snellville, Ga. He played his first two years of high school football there -- it is only an hour from the University of Georgia campus.

Martin has interest in the Bulldogs and he has a connection to a true freshman that is starting in the secondary.

"The tradition at Georgia is nice and it is a school with a lot of success," said Martin. "I have been there a few times and it is crazy seeing Dominick Sanders out there starting right now. We played little league together, so that is crazy."

No official visits have been scheduled, Martin denies having any favorites at this time, and he is just taking things one day at a time right now.

He is taking care of business in the classroom so he can be on the campus he wants to be on next year.

"I am getting out of Northeast Oklahoma A&M next spring, then I will have four years to play. I am not sure yet who I am visiting or when I am taking my visits."

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