Defensive back Ronnie Martin will play his second season at Georgia Military Junior College this season and will then pack his bags for Columbia.
Martin signed with USC out of Spartanburg High School in 2011 but did not qualify. His high school coach Freddie Brown said Thursday night that Martin is all set academically to graduate from GMA in December, and he plans to suit up at cornerback for the Gamecocks in 2013.
“I talked to him last week and he’s solid with South Carolina,” Brown said. “I talked with Coach (Shawn) Elliott and they are on board to take him. Some other schools came through, like LSU, but he’s not interested. He said if they (USC) are still committed to him, he’s still committed to them.”
Brown said Martin is now up to 189 pounds and still runs in the 4.4 category. Brown was one of the state's top prospects in the 2010 season and played on the Shrine Bowl team.
Martin gives USC 20 commitments toward the 2013 class.