Junior standout receives SEC offer

One of the strongest players on Madison Central's club just turned 16 in August but packs a man sized game.




"I love to pass rush," added Carlton Martin. "That is what I do best. I am pretty fast."

The 6' 2", 265 pound lineman is already benching 335 pounds, squats, 500 and runs a 4.86 forty.

"I made second team All-District last year, and I have like 35 tackles so far this year. I think I am a little stronger than I was last year."

Madison Central has been one of the big surprises this year, as they now stand 5-1.

"We lost to Picayune, but we plan on winning District and then winning the playoffs. We have a lot of talent on defense and offense."

Some say the top defensive tandem in the Magnolia state comes from the Jaguar's line.

"Me and Bryon Bennett are always trying to see who can come up with the most tackles. It is a fun competition between us two. We feel like we can control the line of scrimmage, and we have really fast linebackers to make the plays behind us. He makes me better, and I am sure he would say the same thing."

Both players were extended their first scholarship offer on Wednesday from the University of Mississippi.

"Coach Hall called me into his office, and he told us about the news. It came as a surprise. I know a lot of seniors who are great players who still do not have any scholarships, so being able to get this out of the way this early is a blessing."

Carlton took an unofficial visit to Ole Miss for the Samford game.

"We went on the field before the game and watched them warm-up. They showed us around after the game. I like their defense. They get excited, all crunked up. They pump each other up. I like the defense they run too."

Martin is already receiving letters from a few more schools.

"USM and Duke have been sending me some letters. The only coaches I have spoken to are Ole Miss', but they have been writing a lot."

The Madison Central standout plans to take in a couple more games this Fall.

"I am going back up to Ole Miss to see them play Auburn, and I want to try and make it up to a USM game."


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