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Auburn lands verbal commit from top JUCO wide receiver Brandon Martin, a one-time LSU signee

Auburn landed a verbal commit from Brandon Martin, the No. 1 JUCO wide receiver in the country on Friday.
Auburn landed a verbal commit from Brandon Martin, the No. 1 JUCO wide receiver in the country on Friday. Courtesy

Brandon Martin’s bio on the LSU website is going to need updating.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) wide receiver announced his decision to verbally commit to Auburn on Friday on social media

“I am officially committed to Auburn University #AmbUsh17,” Martin tweeted.

Martin’s road to the SEC has featured a fair share of twists and turns.

The Louisiana native completed his high school career in Texas for Prime Prep Academy. He verbally committed to Missouri as a high school senior in 2015, but on national signing day flipped to LSU.

Martin didn’t join his fellow LSU signees on campus and tried to enroll at MGCCC in the fall but was deemed academically ineligible. The delayed enrollment didn’t dampen Gulf Coast coach Chad Huff’s enthusiasm in adding Martin to the team’s passing attack this fall.

“I think he’s a big kid who can stretch the field. Long with good speed,” Huff said to the Sun Herald. “We’re looking for good things out of him. He’ll definitely allow us to do some things down the field as well as with his ability to block on the perimeter.”

The former Under Armour All-American is 247sports.com’s top-rated JUCO receiver. Last month, Auburn received a verbal commitment from the top-rated JUCO running back Octavius Matthews.

Martin was one of the many high-profile visitors at Auburn’s Big Cat Weekend in June. He picked the Tigers over offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Florida, Louisville and Mississippi State.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder will have three seasons of eligibility left when he gets to the Plains.

Michael Niziolek: 334-332-8572, @wareagleextra

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