Class of 2024 wide receiver Josiah Martin talks about his Ole Miss offer
OXFORD, Miss. — On Friday, with the chilly weather in full force, class of 2024 wide receiver Josiah Martin and his Guyer High School (Denton, Texas) teammates went on a 28-0 second-half run and defeated Highland Park in the second round of the 6A playoffs.
The week before, Martin’s team defeated Flower Mound Marcus, 42-7, in bi-district playoff action. After that game, Josiah and some of his teammates wasted no time hitting the road to make it in time for kick-off in Oxford for a visit on what was another chilly day of football as the Rebels took on Alabama.
While the game may not have ended the way the Rebels wanted, there is no denying the recruiting momentum, as head coach Lane Kiffin and staff are continuing to attract the next wave of top playmakers who want to head to the ‘Sip.
Ole Miss wasted no time extending an offer to Martin after his visit, and The Rebel Walk had the chance to catch up with him for his reactions.
Rebel Walk: What stood out most about the visit to Oxford?
Josiah Martin: What stood out to me the most was the style of offense Ole Miss runs. It’s very similar to the offense we run now at Guyer. And also the wonderful fans that treat you like family.
Rebel Walk: You come from a top program in Texas, so naturally many school are recruiting you and coming out to see your games, especially these past weeks. At the end of the day, what do you look most for in a potential program and on visits?
Josiah Martin: I look for mostly quality coaching because without that, I feel like you can’t have a successful team. And the culture, what the team’s attitude looks like when they’re losing or when things aren’t going their way. Another thing is, does that style of offense fit me and my type of play? That’s a big part I feel some people overlook a lot.
Rebel Walk: What did it mean to travel all the way from Texas for the big game and leave with an offer?
Josiah Martin: It meant a lot to come out with an offer from Ole Miss because I’ve been watching Ole Miss for a very long time. Ever since I could remember, that was a school I always kind of fantasize about going to.
Martin is a rising talent with a ton of star power, one who is developing amongst some of the top players and coaches in the state of Texas.
Guyer defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Mike Gallegos told us that Martin’s route-running ability, his acceleration/deceleration ability, and his football knowledge are three skills that make him a chaos for opposing defenses.
— Josiah Martin (@JosiahMartin_) November 5, 2022
Josiah, who currently stands at 6 feet, 170-pounds, is currently rated as a three-star and holds eight offers to date, including ones from Ole Miss, Baylor, Cal, Colorado, Penn State, Tennessee, Utah, and Washington State. You can bet more will be on the way soon.
Martin ranks as the No. 66 wide receiver in the class of 2024 and the No. 72 overall athlete in the state of Texas, according to 247Sports. He has become a regular target for Denton quarterback Jackson Arnold, and the speedy wide receiver has caught 48 passes for 728 yards and scored 7 touchdowns to date this season.
With his speed and versatility, there is no question why Martin caught the eyes of the Rebels and will continue to be on their radar as they delve deeper into the ‘24 recruiting journey.
— Stargazing (Media) (@star_gazng) October 26, 2022
Rebel Nation will indeed be following the continued recruitment of one of the Lone Star State’s rising wideouts. Hotty Toddy!
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.