Saturday, July 28, 2012

JUCO Cornerback Coming Home to Roost

Per Phil Kornblut of the South Carolina Radio News Network, Georgia Military College Cornerback Ronnie Martin has committed to the University of South Carolina. The former Spartanburg High School standout originally signed with the Gamecocks in 2011 but failed to qualify. Martin resurfaced at GMC last year and according to his former High School Coach Freddie Brown, Martin is on track to graduate in December and enroll at USC in January 2013 where the former South Carolina Shrine Bowl participant would compete for a starting Cornerback position in 2013. Martin will have three years to play two once he enrolls at Carolina. The former Vikings all-state performer is 5'10", weighs 190 pounds and reportedly runs a 4.4/40-yard dash. Coming out of high school Martin was considered a three-star prospect and had offers from LSU, Nebraska, Illinois, Maryland and Wake Forest. The JUCO defensiveback is the 20th verbal commitment for the USC class of 2013 and the 14th verbal commitment on the defensive side of the football. Martin joins GMC teammate LB Brandon Golson, Calhoun County HS, as former Palmetto state gridiron stars headed back home to play college football. Gamecocks Special Teams/Tight Ends Coach Joe Robinson recruited Martin for South Carolina. Go Gamecocks!