One of the top junior college cornerbacks in the nation for the 2015 class is Northeastern Oklahoma A&M's Justin Martin. The long, quick 6-foot-2, 190 pound defensive back stood out in last night's scrimmage by shutting down everything in his area.
Martin is originally from Nashville and will have four years remaining to play three season. He discussed his game and what he's the strongest at.
"I play fast," Martin said. "I don't give up anything big. I keep everything in front and I'm a sure tackler. I try not to allow any catches at all. I didn't allow any today, and they usually stay away from me, anyways. I'm ready to shut everything down this season."
The three-star corner added an offer from Nebraska this week but maintained that no schools had separated themselves in their pursuit of him.
"Nobody has really shot out front," Martin pointed out. "I haven't got a chance to visit anyone besides Tennessee, Florida, LSU, and Ole Miss. Everyone is about the same. I camped for all of them, which is when I added my offers."
The Volunteers are the home-state team for the junior college standout, and they've made a strong impact so far.
"I've been to Tennessee a few times now because I live there," Martin noted. "I have a strong comfort with them. I know a lot of players on their team. I know a lot of players on all the teams considering me, really. I've been to Tennessee more so I know more about them."
"I like the new staff," he added about the Volunteers. "I like Coach Thigpen. He's a very cool guy. I like the cornerbacks coach, Willie Martinez. I like Butch Jones and it seems like he's doing a very good job. They're bringing in a ton of talent. I'm looking forward to seeing how they do this season."
One of the schools that has offered Martin was his favorite school growing up.
"LSU was a great visit," he admitted. "That was my favorite school growing up. It was a dream come true to get that offer. I don't know how much of an impact it would have. At the end of the day it will come down to what my family wants."
Ole Miss and Florida were also able to host Martin on a trip over the summer.
"I had a very good time at Ole Miss," he stated. "My teammate from high school committed there so there would be some familiarity there. You also can't go wrong with Florida. It was great being there. I went to Gainesville when I was younger for a track meet and it was very nice. I love that area."
Martin explained where his recruitment stands as of now.
"Tennessee, Florida, LSU, and Ole Miss are the ones I've been in contact with more than the offers," he shared. "I talk with other schools as well. I've talked to Nebraska every week since they offered, also."
I"m not sure what other offers could come in," Martin continued. "I don't know what official visits I will take, either. I'm still wide open."
Martin Discusses Recruitment
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