The Syracuse secondary has added some depth for the 2017 season. Toledo graduate transfer cornerback Jordan Martin has decided to play his last year of college football for the Orange, multiple sources told Scout. The news was first reported by The Post Standard.
"Being in Toledo for four years, dealing with multiple coaching changes, I felt it was best for me to move in a different direction," Martin said. Having three years of experience at Toledo as well as a bunch of snaps under my belt, I can come in, make an immediate impact and serve as a leader to the team on and off the field."
Martin says playing boundary cornerback as well as nickel are possibilities for his role with the Orange. He said he has been aware of coach Dino Babers, their staff and their system since facing them as part of the Toledo vs Bowling Green rivalry. Martin recognized the success they had and wanted to be a part of their program.
Martin is a 6-foot-3, 205-pound defensive back who says he runs a 4.4 40-time. That combination of size and speed should be an excellent fit within the Orange secondary. It will provide a much needed boost in terms of length, speed and depth.
Martin is expected to arrive this summer.
Syracuse opens spring practice on Tuesday.