Hard hitting JUCO safety talks OSU visit

A HARD HITTING SAFETY was in Corvallis this past weekend on an official visit. He originally signed with Tennessee over schools like LSU, UCLA and Wisconsin before ultimately going the junior college route. For the full qualifier who plans to arrive at a 4-year school in January, could his ultimate destination be Oregon State?

Too early to tell.

"It went very well, they made a very good impression," said Arizona Western's Pat Martin (6-1, 205), who prepped at J.L. Mann High in Greenville, South Carolina. "But I didn't commit."

Martin said he's squarely in fact-finding mode, and plans on taking his visits and weighing his options before making the call.

Given that his first commitment out of high school didn't work out (Martin went through voluntary summer workouts and preseason practice with Tennessee before leaving Knoxville in late August a year ago) he wants to be sure and take his time this go-around.

"If you just look at Oregon State, they have some really good people in the program," said Martin.

MARTIN SAID some of the other schools firmly on his radar include Arkansas, Texas A&M, South Alabama, Arizona State and Oklahoma State. He holds offers from Oregon State, South Alabama, Memphis, Nevada, New Mexico State.

After sitting out the 2011 season, Martin at Arizona Western in the season opener posted six tackles and a pass break-up.

He has three-to-play-three starting in 2013.

"I'm looking to find a family environment, someplace where I can see myself being successful," said Martin.

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