Another talented 2017 JUCO skill player pledges to Arkansas
Looking to bolster the talent within the WR corps, Arkansas went out and garnered a pledge from 2017 JUCO WR Brandon Martin.
A native of Dallas, Martin plays currently at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The 4-star chose Arkansas over offers from Mississippi State, LSU, and Auburn:
Mississippi Gulf Coast WR Brandon Martin (6-4, 225, 4.37) has committed to Arkansas over LSU, Auburn, M-St. and others – will sign Thursday
— Dudley E. Dawson (@Dedsports) December 14, 2016
Martin is a highly impressive-looking prospect — reportedly running a 4.37 40-yard time at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds. His large wingspan pairs nicely with an exceptionally big frame. He has three years to play three in Fayetteville.
He had this to say on his commitment, per the SunHerald:
“I’m just going to check with my parents one more time and do a little more research, but as of now I’m going to Arkansas. I think it’s the best fit for me. I can really see myself playing there for the next two or three years. I have a good relationship with the coaches, coach (Michael) Smith especially, being from New Orleans. He grew up three blocks from my dad. It’s official that I’m going there. I’m just going to sign tomorrow.”
Martin thinks he can be a threat on the perimeter — especially with Arkansas utilizing the run so much. It may offer him some tasty one-on-one match-ups with smaller defensive backs.
“With them running the ball, it’ll leave me one-on-one with a DB who is smaller than me so I’ll have the advantage. I have a great jumping ability, speed, have some good hands and I’m quick in and out of my breaks. I’ve been working out every night since the last game of the season so I can better myself because the SEC, that’s another level.”
Martin’s JUCO teammate Jonathan Nance — also a wide receiver — signed with Arkansas on Wednesday. The nation’s top junior college TE Jeremy Patton also inked with the Razorbacks — giving head coach Bret Bielema three instant-impact skill players.