Martin Jenkins might not have been the most highly sought after recruit, but he could end up surprising people and making an impact on Tiger’s the offense, defense and/or special teams. The speedster ran a blazing 10.6 in the 100 meter yard dash and has experience playing corner back, slot receiver and as a kick and punt returner.
Martin says he is very excited to get to Clemson and believes he can make it onto the field his first year.
“My goal is to get a starting position, I want to get on the field at any some position – they have me scheduled to play corner as of right now, but it could change when I get there,” said Jenkins.
“The depth at corner back is not as deep as in previous years, from what I have seen the two starting corners are going to be seniors. I know it will be hard to get on the field but I always think I have a chance,” said Jenkins.
The Georgia standout visited many schools in the south but ended up choosing Clemson because he believed it had a different feel.
“It was various things that made me choose Clemson, but mainly because I went to a whole bunch of schools and then I visited Clemson, and it felt different then a lot of others schools. I liked all the Clemson paws you could see coming in, and the energy of the coaches, overall I just like the vibe of everything and I felt real comfortable there,” said Jenkins.
The two-way star has set his goals high and eventually would like to be considered one of the best cornerbacks in the nation.
“I have big goals and I know it’s going to take a lot of work,” said Jenkins.
Martin will be majoring in business most likely marketing and has set some big goals for off the field too.
“I definitely want to make the honor roll every year that really high on my lists,” said Jenkins.
Martin has spent the summer following Clemson’s workouts and was told by the coaches to have some fun because he knows college is a whole new experience and will be a lot tougher than high school.