USF is Offer No. 4 for 6-Foot-2 Cornerback

A number of schools are salivating at the potential of Justin Martin, a 6-foot-2 cornerback who recently made his move to the junior college ranks after a stellar career at Nashville (Tenn.) Overton High School.

As productive as Justin Martin was at Nashville (Tenn.) Overton High School, where he rushed for more than 1,800 yards and 26 touchdowns in an undefeated senior campaign this past year, his work in the classroom held him back from signing with a Division I program in February.

Possessing terrific size and elite athleticism, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Martin has since enrolled at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in December, and is being courted as a cornerback on the recruiting trail by a number of colleges.

"Ole Miss, Tennessee, Memphis and USF (have offered me)," Martin said.

The University of South Florida was offer No. 4 for the rising star last week, who's familiar with the Bulls' second-year head coach.

"I just found out that they were recruiting me and they offered me," Martin said. "They have a new head coach in Willie Taggart. These guys that have been training me used to play for the head coach. They were telling me he's a good guy and they're building the program over there."

Tennessee, a school that many believe will be Martin's future home when it's all said and done, recently extended a scholarship offer and there's nothing Martin doesn't adore about Butch Jones' program.

"I like the Volunteers a lot," Martin said. "I like the stadium, the crowd, the atmosphere and their top-notch facilities. It's just a good school in general."

Martin says he plans on attending a camp at Tennessee before he returns back to school later in the summer. The cornerback is on track graduate in May of 2015.


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