NEO Cornerback Thanks OSU For Offer

Oklahoma State issued an offer Wednesday to NEO A&M cornerback Justin Martin, adding to the hefty list of offers the 6-2, 180-pound Martin has accumulated. Martin has offers from Georgia, LSU, Florida, Tennessee, Florida, Ole Miss, Texas, Nebraska and others. Oklahoma State's offer, which came out of an obvious evaluation that they needed to add a veteran cornerback, did not arrive too late.

"I'm wide open," Martin said just prior to a meeting Wednesday evening at the NEO A&M football complex. "I know I'm going to Oklahoma State for their game with Texas (on Nov. 15), and that's all I know right now.

"I'm going to wait until the end of the season to think anymore about recruiting. I'm just trying to work hard and get better. We have a big game, Trinity Valley (ranked #3 nationally), and they are a challenge. I like a challenge and we need to get the upset."

He also confirmed that he tweeted a "thank you" on his Twitter account after receiving the scholarship offer from the Cowboys.

Martin has played in six games this season and has 14 tackles. He is also a return specialist and has returned six kickoffs for 191 yards, good for an average of 31.8 yards a return. He has brought back two punts and has an average there of 22.0 yards.

He reveals more. "I think I've been playing good," Martin answered. "I've only given up six catches. Yes, I like returns and I want to returns kickoffs at the next level and my next school."

Martin is originally from Atlanta, Ga., but attended Overton High School in Nashville, Tenn., his last two years of high school. His senior season he was one of the leading rushers as a running back but at NEO made the conversion with his tall and athletic build to the cornerback position. He has been a natural there that has obviously drawn a lot of recruiting attention.

NEO has two games remaining following Saturday afternoon when they host third-ranked Trinity Valley at Red Robertson Stadium in Miami, Okla.

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