A major development for USC with DE D’Andre Martin (6-4 293) of Durham, NC and Life Christian Academy in South Chesterfield, VA. Sunday night Martin said he will make a return visit to USC July 31st for the prospect cookout, and the next day he plans to make his college commitment public.
Martin added the USC visit will be the only one he will take that last week in July when visits can be made.
Martin attended a USC linemen camp and was offered by Shane Beamer and defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey after they saw him work out. Martin said since then there’s been a lot of communication between him and the Gamecock coaches.
“I try to keep in touch as much as possible,” Martin said. “It’s a very mutual relationship as of right now. Me and the coaches talk to make sure everything is going good both ways and keep the relationship building. Their coaching staff and the atmosphere were really impressive to me.”
Martin must have been impressive in front of the USC coaches as well that day in camp. That night he said he did his best to show them what he had.
“During the camp, I was just dominating the O-linemen,” Martin said. “I just came in and said I’m going to come in here and play ball. From there it writes its own story.”
Martin reclassified from the 2021 class, so his recruiting didn’t start to pop until June. Along with USC, he picked up offers from Virginia Tech, Virginia, Florida State, Tennessee, Alabama A&M and Norfolk State.
In June, along with the camp stop at USC, Martin also visited or camped at Duke, Tennessee, Norfolk State, Virginia, Florida State, FAMU and Virginia Tech.
Last week Martin named a top five of USC, Duke, Florida State, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. Sunday night he said there was not a leader, and he was communicating with them all equally.