JUCO DB talks Huskers

Junior college defensive back Justin Martin talks Nebraska after his newest offer from the Huskers on Wednesday.

Nebraska isn’t the first big school to jump in on NE Oklahoma A&M junior college corner Justin Martin – they likely won’t be the last either.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect currently has offers from Tennessee, LSU, and Florida to name a few, and could end up being one of the most sought after junior college prospects in the 2015 class. After earning his GED a semester early, Martin is on pace to receive his associates degree in just three semesters after enrolling into NE Oklahoma A&M a semester early. The hard work in the classroom will give Martin an opportunity to play three years at the D-1 level, starting in 2015.

Nebraska hasn’t been recruiting Martin as long as some schools, but the bigger cornerback knows his fair share about the Huskers.

“They have 300 some consecutive games sold out, so it must mean they have a great atmosphere,” said Martin. “They send a lot of corners to the league – including a second round guy last year. They are losing three seniors in the secondary this year, so there would be opportunities.

“Coach Warren is pretty cool. He’s from Atlanta just like me, so he’s been pretty cool so far. I think he heard about me at my JUCO, not necessarily from Atlanta.”

While putting player in the professional ranks is important to Martin, it won’t be the biggest factor in his decision – just a big one.

“The fact they send people to the league, it shows are used to having big time skill and are okay coaching big time players,” said Martin.

“I just want some place where I fit in,” Martin told TigerSportsDigest.com in late July. “A family to go to.”

Martin describes himself as a ball hawk that has good speed and length.


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