Football Recruiting

Syracuse football recruiting: Former Toldeo CB Jordan Martin to transfer to SU

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Syracuse head coach Dino Babers, who will enter his second season this fall, added another graduate transfer in Jordan Martin.

Former Toledo cornerback Jordan Martin will transfer to Syracuse, he confirmed to The Daily Orange Sunday night. Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey first reported the news.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder will join the Orange as a graduate transfer and have one season of eligibility. In three seasons at Toledo, Martin tallied 74 tackles, 4.5 for loss, 11 pass deflections, two forced fumbles and an interception. He entered 2016, his senior year, listed as co-No. 1 at cornerback in the preseason depth chart.

Martin will join Syracuse this summer after he graduates from Toledo in May.

“I feel like I’ve got a lot of experience under my belt,” Martin said. “I can come in and be a Day 1 impact player.”

After Martin got a release from Toledo, he sent his film to SU head coach Dino Baber’s coaching staff. Martin said he played against Babers’ Bowling Green teams, rivals with Toledo, and grew interested in playing for him. Martin visited the SU campus March 11-13 and said he liked the staff.

Martin joins fellow graduate transfer Devin Butler, a former cornerback at Notre Dame. Syracuse spring practice begins Tuesday morning.

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